Karters race towards finals
Saturday, August 6 saw kart racers from across the state travel to Hedland for round four in the 2011 Northern Zone Series.
With an excellent turnout of over 75 competitors, Hedland Kart Club was buzzing with excitement, enthusiasm and anticipation for a full day of racing on Saturday.
Competitors have been vying for points throughout the year and this weekend was to be no different.
The junior competition continues to impress, Hedland’s Daniel Stewart raced well against tough competition.
Karratha Kart Club’s Nicholas Rowe had a blinder, taking fastest lap and first in both junior national combined and junior clubman.
In the youngest class, pro cadets, Karratha’s Michael Lino managed the fastest lap, but just couldn’t catch club mate Ethan Patience for line honours.
Nicola Duncan of Hedland showed the big boys how it was done, putting down the fastest lap in restricted 125 combined, only just missing out on first place for the day to Karratha’s Damon Howes.
This year has seen the return of the open class to the Northwest, with competitors racing twin engine karts.
This class is popular with spectators, who were not disappointed with the speed and skill shown by the drivers.
Matt Davis from Midwest Kart Club took line honours, also putting down the fastest lap.
Having already raced previous rounds at Newman Exmouth and Tom Price, the northwest is eagerly awaiting the final which will be raced in Karratha on September 10, racing starts 12pm.
Interested in Kart Racing, contact the club president Glenn McDougall 0449 234 013.