Young driver wins NI kart sprint champs
Young Levin kart racer Logan Mason is going from strength to strength, having taken out the top spot at last weekend’s Stewart’s Mitre 10 Mega North Island sprint championship.
Logan, 12, upped the ante and won the Vortex Mini Rok class at the event, having qualified second to get in.
He led every lap of his race in a dominant display at Kartsport Manawatu¯ , a great way to finish his time in the class, as he prepares to step up to the more powerful Rotax Max Junior category.
Logan beat the current National Schools champion and New Zealand number three in the biggest field at the championships.
He won the final by almost five seconds in a thrilling outcome for his family and supporters.
Last year, the young racer competed in the Rok Cup International Final in Italy, placing eighth in the B final, the highest placing by a New Zealander at the event. He had recently moved up a class in New Zealand, driving a bigger go-kart and racing against more experienced opponents in a huge field that included sons of several former Formula One drivers. Logan said his success, including last weekend’s event, was helped by the support of his family.
“I’d like to thank my Grandy and Norna, Shane and Ryan Wood and Dane Harte Race Engines,” he said.
Logan Mason competing in the Stewart’s Mitre 10 Mega North Island sprint championship last weekend.