Great turnout for annual go-kart titles
MORE than 60 go-karters from right across the state converged on the Whitsunday Raceway for the Whitsunday Motor Sports Club’s signature racing event, the Great Barrier Reef titles on the weekend.
The two-day event served as the perfect warm-up for the 2013 Queensland state titles which will be held in Proserpine next month and the competition was fierce in every division.
Beginners right up to the very best veterans of the sport hit the track and all karters impressed as they battled for a podium finish across 10 different classes.
Dale McDonnell had his eyes on the prize taking out first place in the Tag 125 heavy and finishing second in the sportsman super heavy division.
Club secretary Tracey Stroud said the Great Barrier Reef Titles was one of the club’s biggest events of the year.
“This is the biggest fielding of cadets we have ever had and it is great to see so many young people getting into the sport,” she said.
Whitsunday go-kart driver Georgie Nowell has combined her love of karting with a mission to raise funds for the Heart Kids foundation.
“I’ve always had an interest in the sport and my sister Ella has a heart condition so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to raise awareness for Heart Kids,” she said.
Georgie has currently raised $1950 for the foundation but is hoping to reach her goal of $7500.
The 15-year-old only started racing competitively this year and went up against some strong competition on the weekend but came away with 10th place in the junior national light division.
To make a donation to her cause, visit www.everydayhero.com.au/georgie_nowell.
FOR A CAUSE: Whitsunday Motor Sports Club go-kart driver Georgie Nowell and her father Tim Nowell are raising funds for Heart Kids at Whitsunday Raceway.