Kart duo stars in Port Curtis titles
By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
IN-FORM Gladstone Kart Club duo Cian Fothergill and Benny Benedetto produced their best starring acts to score two class wins in the Port Curtis Titles on Saturday.
Fothergill and Benedetto were the stars of this show, burning up the Formula K raceway on their way to winning doubles.
Young gun Fothergill went home with the Senior National Light and Sportsman Light titles in his back pocket. His win in the Senior National Light was up there with the best of the day as Fothergill accounted for the classy Sean Thomas and Scott Wilson.
Meanwhile Benedetto was just as impressive on his way to the Sportsman Heavy and Leopard classes victories.
Benedetto defeated Bradley Orth in the Sportsman Heavy and Eryl Urquhart had to settle for second in the Leopard.The ever-improving BJ Dau was again in the winners' circle, defeating the pacy Brock Ten Bensel and Shay Mayes to take out the Junior National Heavy crown.
2004 GKC club champion Chris Wisnewski returned to form with a bang, winning the Midgets crown, while the ever-consistent Justin Smith was again the victor in the rookies class.
Big gun Tim Samson proved too good for his nearest rivals, winning the Senior National Heavy division. Robert Beak's flying form in the Junior National Light class continued and he was a deserved winner of his own Port Curtis title.
John Krahenbring didn't miss out on the fun, edging out Shane Holzeimer to emerge the round winner in Rotax Heavy.
More than 80 karters took part in the titles, with competitors from Rockhampton and Bunda- berg also taking to the fast For-mula K circuit.