Nicholas Weir leads Troy Wilkinson into the corner in a mixed Senior National Light and Heavy heat.
Nicholas Weir leads Troy Wilkinson into the corner in a mixed Senior National Light and Heavy heat. CHRIS ISON CI

Underdogs create upsets

IT was the underdogs who stole the show.

More than 60 competitors took their place in the Formula Kart Club’s first meeting at the Fitzroy Park

Raceway last weekend and there were a few surprises.

Publicity officer Kevin Doherty said that it was the unexpected competitors who rose above and beyond and caused a bit of an “upset”.

It was Jacob West’s first meeting as a senior, but he took his competitors by surprise when he won the

Clubman Light event ahead of Mitchell Else and Corey Madison in third.

But he wasn’t the only one.

Alex Jones came in at third in the Leopard Heavy event behind Elle Brighton in first and Roy Johnson in second.

“It was only Alex’s second meeting back in quite a while and he surprised the rest and was quite over the moon actually,” Doherty said.

“Matthew Dicinoski is usually up there in the top three, but Alex took it.”

In the Senior National Heavy event Andrew Rankin claimed first ahead of Brett Else in second.

The Junior National Lights event had a convincing win by Clinton Lewis ahead of Brodey Shardone and Curtis West.

In the Leopard Lights Graham Trajbisz claimed first ahead of Michael Doherty and John Brydon in third.

“Graham hadn’t been racing for a while and it was Michael’s first race in Leopards and John’s first time back in two years,” Doherty said.

In the over-40 event, Buddy Hearn had his first meeting win after switching from speedway to go-kart racing earlier this year.

The race was even between Hearn and Warren Baker before Baker spun out, which inevitably then lost him the race.

Doherty said this weekend would be the next meeting, which was expected to draw more than 100 competitors.

The event will see competitors from as far as Brisbane in the Queensland C and B-grade Titles.

“This first meeting was very successful and the next one will be very competitive with entries from Brisbane,” Doherty said.

The event C and B-grade will start at 3pm on Saturday and will finish on Sunday at the Fitzroy Park Raceway.



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