Go Karters burn rubber chasing Sapphire Cup

Go karters: Juniors lined up on the grid at the start of last year's Sapphire Cup go karting race meet.
Go karters: Juniors lined up on the grid at the start of last year's Sapphire Cup go karting race meet.

The Sapphire Coast Kart Club’s biggest annual race meet is on 4th & 5th November.

The Sapphire Coast Kart Club will be running its biggest annual race meeting over the first weekend in November when competitors roll into town for the prestigious Sapphire Cup 2017. 

The event runs over three days with practice on Friday 3rd November, and racing commencing from midday Saturday. The pre-finals and finals will be held from 8.30am Sunday. Officials said only the finals count for the Sapphire Cup and competitors will usually throw it all on the line to win.

“This is the biggest go kart race of the year for the club, and it attracts racers from across NSW as well as ACT and Victoria,” a spokesman for the club said. 

Competitors have already pre-entered from Bairnsdale, Wollongong, Canberra, Grenfell and of course the locals from Sapphire Coast Kart Club, with some of the best officials in the state travelling to help run the event.

The spokesman said the local field of racers will use their unique knowledge of the Frogs Hollow circuit to match it with the talented field of visitors. 

The club will have full canteen facilities available over the meet and spectators are urged to head along and enjoy the meet which has free entry.

“There will be no better time to catch some of the best racing action on the Sapphire Coast.”

The Sapphire Cup is a great weekend for locals and visitors alike to visit Frogs Hollow. There is a grandstand that overlooks the entire circuit, as well as commentary over the PA system.

The Frogs Hollow venue is a credit to the Bega Valley, and is looking picture perfect. The track is demanding unlike no other and requires total commitment from drivers.

Organisers said they were very pleased a number of key sponsors had come on board for this year’s Sapphire Cup and, as a result, the club would be offering a wide range of trophies spread across 13 classes of racing.

Officials said the club catered for the rising young guns through the different cadet series, right up to the senior open performance class and everything in between. 

The Sapphire Coast Kart Club said a number of local businesses had thrown their support behind the annual event and were very grateful for their support. 

Spectators and visitors are welcome and entry is free with the club offering canteen and facilities. 

Just look for the Frogs Hollow sign on the Princes Highway 12km south of Bega, or for more information, you can visit the newly updated website www.sckc.com.au.

Anyone who can help out on race days is also welcome and anyone interested in joining, volunteering or giving go karting a try, you can contact Ben Aylen on 0403 295 174 or email benaylen@tpg.com.au.