Search
  • NWKC

Entries Open For The Burnie Thousands

The North Western Kart Club still has one major race meeting for the Tasmanian karters to race at before we have a slight break over the christmas and new year period.


Take 2 on The Cowbiz Stockfeeds Burnie Thousands, Saturday the 12th of December, proudly supported by the following Businesses, Cowbiz Stockfeeds, Spreyton Cider/Spreyton Fresh, Fresh Freight, Campbells Betta Home Living Burnie and Fulton Enterprises.


As most are aware this race meeting was scheduled to run back in March but had to be postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.


The Burnie Thousands is steeped in history, first ran back in 1976 and running through until 1999. The quality of drivers who have won and got on the podium of this event through its history is a who’s who of Tasmanian karting history and a few mainland names as well. Supercar Champion Marcos Ambrose, Targa winner Jason White have both won the event and current NWKC member Shane Stonehouse won it way back in 1987 and got on the podium in his first season in seniors in 1979.

When the event first started it was for the International and Reed Classes and in 1986 it switched to the Clubman classes running at a pro weight. Phil Jacobs won the event 4 times, Drew Price 3 times, R Hunter 3 times(three peat) Jason Wyllie twice(back to back)



The North Western Kart Club is combining the current KA3 classes and Tag R classes into the Burnie 1000’s Class Burnie 1000’s Combined – KA3 Senior and TaG Restricted Classes Light Division – Rotax = 160kg All other engines = 155kg Medium Division – Rotax = 180kg All other engines = 175kg Heavy Division – Rotax = 200kg All other engines = 195kg Karts will be marked to identify their weight divisions.

Competition groups are dependent on the number of entries received.

30 entries or less • All competitors will race all 3 heats of 12 laps and a 25 lap final

Between 30 and 45 entries • Competitors will be randomly divided into 3 groups with each group having as close as possible, an equal amount of Light, Medium and Heavy divisions in their group. o Group A o Group B o Group C • Each competition group will race 2 heats and/or a repechage and/or final o As the NWKC has a track capacity of 30, the top 6 competitors based on points from heats of each weight division will automatically qualify for the final. o The remaining competitors will race in a repechage final according to points with the top 12 finishers regardless of weight division qualifying to race the “A” final. The remaining will transfer to the 20 lap “B” Final • “B” final will take place if there is a total of 40 or more competitors entered.

Over 45 entries • Competitors will be randomly divided into 4 groups with each group having as close as possible, an equal amount of Light, Medium and Heavy divisions in their group. o Group A o Group B o Group C o Group D • Each competition group will race 2 heats and/or a repechage and/or final o As the NWKC has a track capacity of 30, the top 6 based on points from heats of each weight division will qualify for the “A” final. o The remaining competitors based on points will race in a repechage final with the top 12 finishers regardless of weight division qualifying to race the “A” final. o The remaining competitors will transfer to the 20 lap “B”final. Race Formats and Distances Format 14, 30-45 entries Heat grid positions are random draw. Final grid, points from finishing positions of Heats 1, 2, 3 (& 4 if applic.) Group A v Group B Group A v Group C Group B v Group C Repechage Final 12 Laps 12 Laps 12 Laps 18 Laps 25 Laps B Final A 20 lap “B” Final will be added into this race format if there is a total of 40 or more competitiors Format 14, 45 entries plus Heat grid positions are random draw. Final grid, points from finishing positions of Heats 1, 2, 3 & 4 Group A v Group B Group C v Group D Group B v Group C Group A v Group D Final 12 Laps 12 Laps 12 Laps 12 Laps 25 Laps

Repechage and B Final An 18 lap repechage heat and a 20 lap “B” Final will be added into this race format

15+ entries per weight division $1,000 total prize money per weight division. 1st $600 2nd $300 3rd $100 Under 15 entries per weight division $500 total prize money per weight division 1st $300 2nd $125 3rd $75 B Final winner $100

Support Classes Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA4 Junior light and heavy, KA3 Junior, Junior Yamaha, KA4, Senior Yamaha, KA4 Masters, Yamaha Masters, Vintage 3 heats of 8 laps, 12 lap final

All entries in the Feature 1000’s classes go into a random draw to win a set of DFM Slicks at the close of entries


Entry fees Support Classes $45 Vintage $35 Burnie Thousands Classes $75



12 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Working Bee

The NWKC will be holding a working bee on Saturday the 5th of December starting at 10am. This will be a general tidy up with mowing and whiper sniping to get the track ready for the Burnie Thousands.

Social Karting Practice Day

The NWKC will be holding a Social Karting event this Sunday the 15th of November from 10am to 3pm. For bookings please contact Patrina Synfield via text or phone call on 0407550366. Phone between 6pm

  • Facebook

© 2020 North Western Kart Club. Proudly created with Wix.com