KartSport Eastern Bay of Plenty reopens after a $110,000.00 resurface. This was a major milestone for the Club. Over 50 karts took to the track on March 16th to try out the new surface which was laid by Higgins Contractors of Tauranga.EBOP Reopening2.jpg

The highlight for the Club was the large number of junior karters that were present on the day. We would also like to acknowledge the karters who travelled from near and far to participate on the day. This included karters from Palmerston North, these in fact were karters sponsored by Higgins themselves.

The track is known as one of the most challenging tracks for karting and produces drivers with incredible skill. It is a great breeding ground to produce New Zealand Champions. This is recognizable by significant accomplishments this year with two New Zealand titles for Edgecumbe junior karters, Taylor Harte and Callum Hedge along with a number of other top ten placings.

The old surface was well known for being extremely hard on tyres Drivers are now expected to get over 75% less wear on their tyres. The track times are now estimated to be one second faster than previous due to the new surface.

KartSport Eastern Bay of Plenty  has also recently been gifted a new Club room from the Edgecumbe Community Board, so it’s a very new and improved track and complex at Edgecumbe.

The resurfacing became possible after significant grants to the value of $90,000 from The Southern Trust, Lion Foundation and Pub Charity, though the Club is still $20,000 short and is still in the process of raising the outstanding funds. The Club is actively looking for sponsorship and debentures in an attempt to cover the shortfall.

Report and pics from Jane Harte, KartSport EBOP.







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