Big num­bers ex­pected for Bar­rier Reef ti­tles

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

KARTERS from Cairns to Bris­bane and every­where in be­tween will con­verge on the Whit­sun­day Race­way for the Whit­sun­day Mo­tor Sports Club’s sig­na­ture event, the Great Bar­rier Reef ti­tles this week­end. With the Queens­land state ti­tles be­ing held at Proser­pine in two months’ time, karters from across the state are hop­ing to get some prac­tice in to get ahead of the pack at this week­end’s an­nual meet. Club pres­i­dent Adam Stroud said the club was ex­pect­ing be­tween 60-100 com­peti­tors for the meet which runs over Satur­day and Sun­day.

“Most clubs have one sig­na­ture meet and the Great Bar­rier Reef ti­tles are one of our big­gest events of the year,” he said.

“Any­one from Aus­tralia can nom­i­nate for the event which will kick off at 10am on Satur­day with qual­i­fy­ing and the first races af­ter that.”

This week­end’s ti­tles will serve as a per­fect warm-up for the 2013 state Queens­land ti­tles and the com­pe­ti­tion is ex­pected to be fierce in ev­ery di­vi­sion. En­try is open right up un­til the day and any­one over the age of seven is el­i­gi­ble to com­pete,” Stroud said. To nom­i­nate for the ti­tles or for any more in­for­ma­tion visit www.wmsc.org.au/karts.htm.

HOME STRAIGHT: Neil Mel­li­font and Todd Stevens bat­tle for po­si­tion dur­ing last year’s Great Bar­rier Reef ti­tles.

EX­PERT DRIV­ING: Cal Tay­lor ne­go­ti­ates a turn at the Whit­sun­day Race­way. in Au­gust last year

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