State kart­ing cham­pi­onships set to draw a big crowd in July

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

MORE than 350 of the na­tion’s best go kart driv­ers will con­verge on the Whit­sun­day Race­way for the 2014 Queens­land Open Kart­ing Cham­pi­onships from July 11-13.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club (WMSC) kart pres­i­dent Adam Stroud said the event was go­ing full steam ahead and was shap­ing up to be the big­gest kart­ing event of the year.

“We are still look­ing for vo- lun­teers to help out over the six days of the cham­pi­onships and it’s a great way to get up close to all the rac­ing ac­tion while sup­port­ing our lo­cal driv­ers,” he said.

Abell Point Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet re­cently an­nounced his spon­sor­ship of the event and has pro­vided fund­ing to cover the costs of of­fi­cials, their travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Stroud said cov­er­ing the cost of of­fi­cials was crit­i­cal to get­ting the event off the ground. “Lo­cal businesses are wel­come to spon­sor a kart­ing class or do­nate their prod­ucts and ser­vices for the cham­pi­onships,” he said.

“The 350 plus en­tries we re­ceive equates to more than 2000 people when you take into con­sid­er­a­tion the pit crew, driv­ers, and spec­ta­tors trav­el­ling to the race­way. The event of­fers great ex­po­sure for lo­cal businesses and is a wel­come boost for tourism in the re­gion.”

The cham­pi­onships will be held over six days with three days of prac­tice tak­ing place from July 8-10, fol­lowed by three days of in­tense rac­ing from July 11-13.

Stroud said the main spec­ta­tors days will be the Satur­day and Sun­day of the cham­pi­onships.

The WMSC will also be host­ing the Shake­down Great Bar­rier Reef Ti­tles at the Whit­sun­day Race­way from June 7-8, which will serve as the per­fect warm-up for the open cham­pi­onships in July.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email kart­ing@wmsc.org.au.

READY TO ROLL: The Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club (WMSC) will be host­ing the Shake­down Great Bar­rier Reef Ti­tles at the Whit­sun­day Race­way from June 7-8, prior to the Queens­land Open Cham­pi­onships in July.

STATE EVENT: Abell Point Ma­rina owner Paul Dar­rouzet has come on board as a ma­jor spon­sor for the 2014 QLD Open Kart­ing Cham­pi­onships and is pitcured here with Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club kart pres­i­dent Adam Stroud. The cham­pi­onships will be held at the Whit­sun­day Race­way from July 11-13.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.