Karts fired up for first race meet­ing of 2014

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

THE kart­ing con­tin­gent of the Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club will be hold­ing their first race meet­ing of the year at the Whit­sun­day Race­way this Sun­day.

The sin­gle day event at­tracts kart driv­ers from across the north Queens­land re­gion, with be­gin­ners right up to the very best vet­er­ans of the sport chas­ing podium fin­ishes in all classes.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club kart vice pres­i­dent Kate Tay­lor said the first race meet­ing was al­ways an ex­cit­ing event.

“Many driv­ers are itch­ing to get back in their karts af­ter the Christ­mas break and it al­ways makes for a great day of rac­ing,” she said.

“We are ex­pect­ing a great line-up of driv­ers from the ju­nior cadets right through the se­nior classes to com­pete.”

Gates to the race­way will open at 7am with rac­ing to start at ap­prox­i­mately 10am.

The can­teen will be open and spec­ta­tors are wel­come to make the most of the track side seat­ing to catch a glimpse of some fast-paced kart­ing ac­tion.

Tay­lor said new mem­bers were en­cour­aged to at­tend the event and join the Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club.

“Driv­ers can start kart­ing at the age of seven and we have been see­ing an in­creas­ing num­ber of girls get­ting into the sport which is great,” she said.

“The club is very wel­com­ing and we would be happy to or­gan­ise a come and try day for new driv­ers if the in­ter­est is there.”

The Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club will also be host­ing the Kart Queens­land State Ti­tles at the race­way from July 1113. The event will be open to all go-kart driv­ers from across the coun­try.

BACK ON TRACK: Driv­ers from across North Queens­land will con­verge on the Whit­sun­day Race­way for the Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club's first kart­ing race meet of the year. Whit­sun­day driver Dun­can Robb kept ahead of com­peti­tor Terry Archer at dur­ing last year's Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club kart cham­pi­onships.

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