Ford Australian KartStars season preview

All go for Ford KartStars. 5 May, 2003 - The 2003 Ford KartStars Series is set to be one of the toughest in the four year history of the Series with many top performers setting their sights on the glory when the action begins next weekend at the...

All go for Ford KartStars.

5 May, 2003 - The 2003 Ford KartStars Series is set to be one of the toughest in the four year history of the Series with many top performers setting their sights on the glory when the action begins next weekend at the Raleigh circuit in New South Wales.

Many of the 32 entrants will be debutants in the series making it even more interesting for the Series opener.

Two of the highest profile drivers making their debut will be South Australia's Reif Corbett and New South Welshman, Andrew Thompson who took out last years Junior Blitz Series.

Corbett has all but dominated Rotax racing throughout the country but with all drivers using the Australian made Arrow chassis he wont have it all his own way next weekend.

New Zealand star Karl Wilson continues the inter-Tasman rivalry to make his debut in the series. Wilson represented his country in the World Rotax final earlier this year and won the New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge series last year.

Another debutant is Matthew Worling who has virtually come from nowhere but has shown great pace late last year in the Super 8 Series Final to win his way into the series.

They are just a few of the debutants. When you add to the list of high class drivers to include current Australian Champion, Josh Arandt, last year's hard chargers Taz Douglas and Nick Parker there is talent that will stretch deep in the pack.

Many of last year's Super Cheap Auto Junior Blitz stars are have made the transition to the next level into the Ford KartStars Series and will throw a "spanner in the works" against the Rotax veterans.

These "young guns" include second generation racer, Jack Perkins, Tim Blanchard, Tom Williamson and Blake Mills.

In conjunction with the Ford KartStars Series the opening round of the Super Cheap Auto Junior Blitz series will be held for Junior Clubman, National Light and Heavy along with Rookies and Midgets.

The Raleigh circuit is located approximately 15 minutes south of the New South Wales coastal town of Coffs Harbour.

The Ford KartStars will roll into Raleigh on Friday May 16 for the opening rounds practice followed by qualifying and racing over Saturday and Sunday May 17/18.

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Series Kart
Drivers Andrew Thompson , Tom Williams , Jack Perkins , Nick Parker , Taz Douglas
Teams Williams