Local drivers gearing up for Qld Closed State Titles
MORE than 40 go-karters from the Whitsundays, Mackay and Townsville hit the track of the Whitsunday Raceway for round six of Whitsunday Moto Sports Club kart championships on Sunday.
The single day event served as the perfect warm up for the upcoming Queensland Closed State Titles which will be host- ed by the Whitsunday Moto Sports Club on September 2829.
Beginners right up to the very best veterans of the sport showed their skill in perfect racing conditions as they battled for a podium finish across all junior and senior classes.
Club secretary Tracey Stroud said competition was fierce and the club was looking forward to hosting the Queensland Closed State Titles later this month.
“We are expecting 150 gokart drivers from across the state to attend the event which is open to all drivers holding a Queensland kart licence,” she said.
“It will be an exciting weekend because every nomination will go into the draw to win a Yamaha J motor and some other great prizes.”
There will be two unofficial practice sessions held on September 25-26, with the official practice scheduled for Friday, September 27.
All spectators are welcome to join in on the action and make the most of the canteen, bar and jumping castle over the weekend.
HOT LAP: Whitsunday Moto Sports Club driver Duncan Robb was on form at the Whitsunday Raceway, keeping ahead of Terrence Archer and Luke Jones in the Sportsman Heavy division on Sunday.
FOCUSED DRIVING: Kiara Lyons got her head down as she looked to extend her lead over Cohen Ogilvie and Huet De Froberville in the Junior National Light division of the Whitsunday Moto Sports kart championships on Sunday.