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National and Northern Regions Kid ROK Champion Kayde Cornofsky returns to Vereeniging for the 2024 Northern Regions ROK Karting Championships opening round. Initially scheduled for February, the organisers postponed the event, which will occur this weekend.

In his rookie season, Kayde has already competed in two Mini ROK events: the African Karting Cup, where he finished sixth overall, and the opening national ROK Cup round, where he claimed eighth overall. While the result does not reflect this, Kayde was a regular podium contender throughout the national, something he hopes to build on, as he explains.

“The season’s first two events, which had the country’s best racers on the grid, were certainly a baptism of fire. The fact that I could hold my own and challenge for the podium was definitely a confidence booster. So, this weekend, there is no reason why I cannot compete for the victory. I know I have the skill, and I know I have a great team backing me. I also have the best supporters in the world that keep me motivated.”

The regional championship will again be contested over six rounds, with drivers competing at circuits that include the Formula-K Raceway in Benoni, the Vereeniging Kart Circuit in Vereeniging, and, still to be finalised, a circuit at Red Star Raceway just outside Delmas in the Mpumalanga Province. Championship winners will be crowned at the season’s end and eligible for regional colours.

The Vereeniging Kart Circuit is one of the oldest and is also utilised as a short motorcycle circuit. It is situated in Vereeniging, just off the R59, and offers spectators a complete view of the circuit from almost anywhere. It hosts club, regional, and national events. Rental karts are also available for corporate/private functions.

Practice takes place on Friday, followed by a full day of racing on Saturday. Entry to the circuit is free, and spectators are encouraged to attend.

Kayde thanks Canario Cornofsky Attorneys, Calisto’s Restaurant, Allegiance Properties, Smith Garage, the 357 and the Xtreme Racing Team.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Kayde Cornofsky

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