Raceway runs kart reversal
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.