Racers tear it up at weekend meet
December’s grasskart meeting had the feeling of a major race day, as kart enthusiasts from Tapawera and Christchurch clubs came to compete at the South Bay track on Sunday.
The meeting also included a gymkhana, a timed run on a tight slalom course for about 26 karts which came for a hard fast track, despite a whole days rain the previous day.
The hard materials class at Kaikoura High School fabrication classes have made karts this year, and Grasskarts club president Rob Roche said he hoped the school might take on building karts as a school project next year.
‘‘The guys in Tapawera are right into it. They build karts at school and race them all the time. They’re very keen.’’
Sharks win: The Kaikoura touch competition winning side. From left, back, Jimi Hunt, Fraser Seddon, Myles Hamilton, Eddie Nolan. Front, Steph Fitzgerald, Emma Thomas, captain, and Louie Claridge.
Behind you!: Diane Cleall in front, looks for Paul Stemmers, left, as the pair battle for the lead in a novice class race at the Kaikoura Grasskarts meeting on Sunday. Stemmers came second in the race in what is his first season.