Race­way runs kart re­ver­sal

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

KARTERS got a taste of life look­ing the other way on the week­end with the day’s races be­ing run in re­verse.

This is only the sec­ond time this has been done with many rac­ers rel­ish­ing the chance for a change.

“The track’s prob­a­bly more tech­ni­cal go­ing in re­verse,” Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sport Club kart­ing vice-pres­i­dent Bob Thor­burn said.

“Any­thing dif­fer­ent is al­ways good so far as a race­track goes.”

Mr Thor­burn said he felt many of the other rac­ers were also keen for a shake up.

“I think every­body’s in the same boat as me in that if you can go to the same place and race some­thing dif­fer­ent then that’s al­ways good,” he said.

The re­ver­sal re­quires ap­proval from Kart­ing Australia, but Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club kart­ing pres­i­dent Stacey Had­low said com­pli­ance hadn’t been an is­sue.

“We just had to move a few of the tire bar­ri­ers around so there was pro­tec­tion there in the run off ar­eas,” he said.

Mr Thor­burn said he had “a feel­ing this year we’re go­ing to try to do it a lit­tle bit more of­ten”.

The re­ver­sal race­track re­sults saw Max Deguara, Ri­ley Beggs and Lara Had­low run first, sec­ond and third re­spec­tively in the Cadet 12s.

The Cadet 9s had Damian White claim first fol­lowed by Drew Deguara.

The Sports­man Light race saw Robert Thor­burn first over the line with Bren­don King run­ning sec­ond and Stu­art Gal­li­gan third.

Nathan Had­low took out the Ju­nior Per­for­mance race while Jay McGre­gor fin­ished sec­ond. Ju­nior Na­tional Light was won by Bay­ley Rab­not fol­lowed by Benjamin Archer.

Trevor MacKenzie, Bryan Rei­tano and Leo Ro­driguez were first, sec­ond and third re­spec­tively in the Sports­man Heavy.

RE­VERSE RACE: Max Deguara (14) and Ri­ley Beggo (88) burn rub­ber dur­ing Sun­day's re­verse track kart meet at the Whit­sun­day Race­way.

CLOSE RACE: Damien White, Louie Archer and Kee­lan O'Brien test their tires in a closely con­tested race on Sun­day.

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