Finals rev up Rocky
KART RACING: Rev your engines Rockhampton and prepare yourself for the final kart titles for this year.
Today is the Queensland C and D Grade Titles which will see about 100 competitors to roll on to the tracks and compete in the titles at Fitzroy Park.
Competitors have travelled from all lengths of Queensland including Toowoomba, Bundaberg, Emerald and Mackay for their shot at the titles.
Formula Kart Club’s Kevin Doherty said the titles would have a lot of unknown competitors as they are in the lower C and D grade.
“There will be no big names as they are all just coming through, most of them have not been racing for more than 12-months,” he said.
“But it will be really competitive as the further south you go the more serious it is.”
But this won’t dampen the competitive spirit and Rockhampton will have the upper hand when they race the tracks.
“Rockhampton competitors will be on their home track so that will be an advantage and we have some promising looking drivers.”
In the Clubmen Heavy event there is Mark Jamieson from Rockhampton to look out for.
In the Midgets grade there will be a big field of 13 competitors from the ages seven to 10.
Doherty said the little ones “race like mad” out on the tracks.
“The younger they start the better drivers they will become and some of these kids could go away to be V8 super car drivers.”
The Restricted 125 Heavy event will show some stiff competition with competitors on the verge of breaking over to the B grade level.
The finals will kick off on Sunday from 9.15 with a Dead Man Final.