Cy­clonic weather hin­ders kart­ing se­ries at race­way

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

THE Triple Crown kart­ing se­ries was can­celled at the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Sun­day due to the strong winds and rain of Cy­clone Ita but the event has been resched­uled for Sun­day, May 11.

Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club (WMSC) mem­bers were dis­ap­pointed at the news but many have now set their sights on pre­par­ing for the club’s next race meet on Sun­day, May 4.

Club pres­i­dent Adam Stroud said a prac­tice event would be held on Satur­day af­ter­noon be­fore all classes hit the track for a great day of rac­ing on the Sun­day.

“See­ing as the last three race meet­ings have been washed out I’m ex­pect­ing a re­ally good turnout for this one,” he said.

“Our lo­cal driv­ers and those from in­ter­state are itch­ing to get back on the track be­fore the Queens­land State Cham­pi­onships in July.”

This is the sec­ond year run­ning the Triple Crown kart­ing se­ries has been co­hosted by the WMSC, Townsville and Mackay kart­ing clubs.

Un­der the new sched­ule, all kart driv­ers will be tak­ing to the tar­mac track in Mackay on Satur­day, May 10 be­fore mak­ing their way to the Whit­sun­day Race­way for the fi­nal round of the se­ries on Sun­day, May 11.

More than 60 kart driv­ers have en­tered the se­ries and one lucky com­peti­tor who races in all three events as part of the se­ries will win a new Deadly Kart from Dy­namic Per­for­mance En­gi­neer­ing (DPE) and David Sera.

The kart will be the chas­sis of the win- ner’s choice and comes with a race suit and Dave Sera driver train­ing classes.

In other ex­cit­ing kart­ing news, the WMSC will also play­ing host to the Great Bar­rier Ti­tles on June 7-8 and the Queens­land State Cham­pi­onships on July 10-12.

For more in­for­ma­tion on up­com­ing events, visit www.wmsc.org.au.

KART­ING AC­TION: The kart­ing con­tin­gent of the Whit­sun­day Moto Sports Club (WMSC) will be host­ing their next club race meet on Sun­day, May 4.

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