Bau wins his maiden round at Karter of the Year titles

By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au

SATURDAY will be a day young Gladstone karter BJ Dau is never going to forget after winning his maiden junior round at the Queensland Karter of the Year titles at the Gladstone Kart Club.

Dau won four of the five races in the Junior National Heavy to claim his first ever round at the event, which doubled as a local GKC round.

Ninety-five competitors from as far away as Ipswich, Gold Coast, Bundaberg and Mackay took part in the first event of the statewide four round series.

It was a good weekend for the Gladstone drivers, with local knowledge coming to the fore in a number of classes.

2004 GKC club champion Chris Wisnewski held off a late charge from speedy Gold Coast driver Christopher Hayes to win the Midgets category.

Brenton Simonds drove in fine style winning the Sportsman Heavy, while local Eryl Urquhart headed a Gladstone trifecta in the Sportsman Super Heavy.

Jason Laverty was a popular winner of the Rotax Heavy and there were plenty of local podium finishes as well.

Cian Fothergill (two thirds), Jarrod Smith, Justin Smith, Josh Krahenbring, Robert Beak, Matt Rayment (second and a third), Tim Samson, Dominic Vignale, Ian Wogandt, Ken Prichard and Thomas Janusz could all be happy with their performances not far off the pace.

SATURDAY will be a day young Gladstone karter BJ Dau is never going to forget after winning his maiden junior round at the Queensland Karter of the Year at the Gladstone Kart Club.

Dau won four of the five races in the Junior National Heavy to claim his first ever round at the event, which doubled as a local GKC round.

Ninety-five competitors from as far away as Ipswich, Gold Coast, Bundaberg and Mackay took part in the first event of the statewide four round series.

It was a good weekend for the Gladstone drivers, with local knowledge coming to the fore in a number of classes.

2004 GKC club champion Chris Wisnewski held off a late charge from speedy Gold Coast driver Christopher Hayes to win the Midgets category.

Brenton Simonds drove in fine style winning the Sportsman Heavy, while local Eryl Urquhart headed a Gladstone trifecta in the Sportsman Super Heavy.

Jason Laverty was a popular winner of the Rotax Heavy and there were plenty of local podium finishes as well.

Cian Fothergill (two thirds), Jarrod Smith, Justin Smith, Josh Krahenbring, Robert Beak, Matt Rayment (second and a third), Tim Samson, Dominic Vignale, Ian Wogandt, Ken Prichard and Thomas Janusz could all be happy with their performances not far off the pace.



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