Benny needs trophy room
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
HOME renovations to create a trophy room might be needed at Benny Benedetto's house after the Gladstone Kart Club's (GKC) 2004 presentation day.
Benedetto easily won two club championships in the sportsman heavy and senior national heavy classes.
Ten club championships were handed out on the successful day, which celebrated another fine year for the GKC.
Talented juniors Justin Smith and Chris Wisnewski made sure all the action was not Benny, the pair also enjoying a double success.
Wisnewski easily won his midgets class but he was rapt when he was announced as the GKC 2004 overall club champion. Smith was recognised for his rapid improvement in karting when he was announced as the club's rookie of the year.
That trophy will look good at home alongside the rookie's class championship crown which he picked up earlier in the day.
Rising star Cian Fothergill was rewarded for his top season when he was crowned the junior national light champion, while Josh Krahenbring edged out BJ Dau to win the junior national heavy class.
The senior club members did not miss out on the action, with Sean Thomas a popular winner in the senior national light class.
John Grother combined his Aussie Racing Car commitments with his karting to great effect and he had a reason to celebrate when he won the sportsman light class from Brenton Simonds.
While seasoned campaigners John Krahenbring (Rotax Heavy) and Eryl Urquhart (Sportsman Super Heavy) did not miss out as they were crowned club champions in their classes.
Special mentions should also go to the Jethro Ten Bensel (midget of the year), Robert Beak (most improved junior), Scott Klease (junior encouragement) and the Krahenbring family (clubperson of the year).