Fothergill leads local kart charge



IN-FORM Gladstone Kart Club star Cian Fothergill will lead the local charge against the cream of drivers from around the state in the ever-popular Double Direct meeting at Formula K raceway this weekend.

Even the challenges of racing his new Phoenix kart couldn't slow Fothergill down last week in Bundaberg and he is expected to build on that form at his home track.

With competitors set to arrive from as far as Rockhampton, Mackay, Gold Coast, Bundaberg and Warwick, the racing is sure to be fast and furious.

But expect the locals to play a key role with a number of big guns on top of Fothergill keen to perform well.

One of the club's up and coming stars BJ Dau is one young man hungry for victory when he lines up next to clubmate and current Queensland champion Matthew Rayment in the Senior National Heavy class.

Like all champions, Rayment will be keen to bounce back after Dau had the better of him at the recent Founder's Day meeting. Other drivers set to shine are John Grother, Chris Wisnewski, Jethro Ten Bensel and Roy Johnson.

Today's heat racing will be run in the usual clockwise direction, while tomorrow's finals are being run in the unique anti-clockwise direction.

Racing starts today from 2pm and finishes under the bright lights tonight, while tomorrow's action starts at the earlier time of 10.30am.

There is free admission for all spectators, with bar and canteen facilities available. Gregor Mactaggart



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