Karters greet their idols

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

FOR keen young kart rac­ers Thomas Turner and Tris­tan Lam­bert, get­ting the chance to meet their favourite V8 driv­ers is the real high­light of the Townsville 400.

The boys en­joyed the first day of the V8 ac­tion, watch­ing the races and meet­ing driv­ers like James Court­ney.

Thomas said it was his sixth year kart rac­ing and it was good for learn­ing about spa­tial aware­ness and re­ac­tion times.

“Hope­fully I’ll move up to V8s my­self,” he said.

Court­ney, a for­mer world kart­ing cham­pion, took time to talk with the boys as he launched a mer­chan­dise range as­so­ci­ated with his pas­sion pro­ject, JC Karts.

Pic­ture: SCOTT RAD­FORD- CHISHOLM

SAME ORI­GIN: Holden Rac­ing Team's James Court­ney with lo­cal kart kids Tris­tan Lam­bert, 12, and Thomas Turner, 13.

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