Karters race into Rocky for Round 2 of CQ Series
KARTING: Local karter Brody Sonter will be out to extend his lead in the KA4 Junior Light class when he hits the track in Round 2 of the CQ Series in Rockhampton this weekend.
More than 100 competitors from across the state are expected at the two-day meet hosted by the Rockhampton Formula K Kart Club at the Fitzroy Park Raceway on Upper Ulam Rd.
Club secretary Judy Simonds said entries had already been received from as far north as the Cairns Kart Club and south to the Ipswich Club.
There promises to be tight racing across the three junior (Cadet 9, Cadet 12 and KA4 Junior Light) and seven senior (TAG Restricted Light; TAG Restricted Medium; KA3 Senior Light; KA3 Senior Medium; KA3 Senior Heavy; TAG 125 Light and TAG 125 Heavy) classes to be run over the weekend.
The CQ Series opened in Emerald before moving to Rockhampton, with the final two rounds to be held in Gladstone and Bundaberg.
Sonter, from the Rockhampton club, currently leads his class on six points, but in hot pursuit are clubmate Ty Spencer on seven points and Mackay's Riley Le Garde on eight points.
Another closely contested class is the Cadet 9s which is currently led by Emerald's Kynan Embrey on eight points followed by Gladstone's Ryder Laverty and Cairns karter Michael Janusz both on 10 points.
In four classes, the lead karters head into Round 2 sitting on zero points. They are Gladstone's Scott Hoffman in TAG Restricted Light, Emerald's Carter Mobbs in Cadet 12, Gladstone's Jack Bussey in KA3 Senior Medium and Ipswich's Benjamin Diessler in TAG 125 Light.
Simonds said the weekend would start with controlled practice from noon until 5pm on Friday.
Practice on Saturday starts at 8am with qualifying from 11am and then racing in the heats.
Action resumes at 8.45am on Sunday, with the remaining heats and finals.
Simonds said it was free entry for spectators, who were encouraged to come along and enjoy what promised to be an action-packed weekend.