Rac­ers tear it up at week­end meet

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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.

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