Whit­sun­day karters make grade at Queens­land ti­tles

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Mo­to­sports Club mem­bers starred at the Queens­land C and D Grade Kart­ing Ti­tles at the week­end with 10 of the club’s 12 rep­re­sen­ta­tives mak­ing it onto the podium.

Among those to im­press were Ralf Men­zel who won the re­stricted heavy race and club­mate Max DeGuara who fin­ished first in the Cadet 12 di­vi­sion.

Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club kart­ing pres­i­dent Stacey Had­low said the lo­cal com­peti­tors had done well and the damp weather on Sun­day made for some in­ter­est­ing rac­ing.

Hosted by the Whit­sun­day Mo­to­sports Club at the Whit­sun­day Race­way, the C and D grade event is an op­por­tu­nity for karters who are new to the sport to com­pete at a state level.

Rac­ers trav­elled from as far as War­wick and Mount Isa to com­pete with 44 driv­ers tak­ing part.

The event also at­tracted many spon­sors in­clud­ing TG Mo­to­sport, John’s Plumb­ing, Host­ing Australia, Wil­mar Bio Dun­der, Whit­sun­day Karts and Parts, Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil and the Bendigo Bank. Each spon­sor pro­vided a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to pre- sent the tro­phies, in­clud­ing Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney, who com­mented on the value and im­por­tance of th­ese sorts of events be­ing able to run in the Whit­sun­day com­mu­nity.

The next kart­ing club day will be held next month.

TAR­MAC BAN­DITS: Lo­cal karter Michael John­son (6) leads Corey Ainge (55), Steve Mus­cat (22), Mark Ezzy (21) and Ti­mothy Now­ell (12) in their Club­man Heavy race at Whit­sun­day Race­way at the week­end.

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