Big numbers expected for Barrier Reef titles
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