Karting talent earns back-to-back wins
TALENTED young gun Chris Wisnewski has pencilled his name into the Gladstone Kart Club record books for years to come by securing back-to-back Club Championships.
The nine-year-old, who won the esteemed award in style in 2004, backed up that effort with a superb display in the Midgets class in 2005.
His total haul of 2554 points was more than 100 clear of the second-placed Sean Thomas.
Thomas could still smile, because he didn't go home emptyhanded after taking out the Senior National Light title. Justin Smith's outstanding year was rewarded when he comfortably won the Rookies class crown.
BJ Dau was another to shine in 2005 emerging victorious in the Junior National Heavy, while Robert Beak took out the Junior National Light.
Cian Fothergill was a popular winner of the Sportsman Light and he finished second in the hotly-contested Senior National Light.
The ever-consistent and busy Benny Benedetto went home with his hands full as the only driver to win two classes. Benedetto cruised home in the Sportsman Heavy, while he also won the special Leopard class.
John Krahenbring won the Rotax category, while Tim Sampson rounded out the class winners by taking out Senior National Heavy.
A number of special awards were also handed out, with all the winners drawing plenty of applause.
The most popular of the award winners was Ken Prichard who richly deserved his Clubperson of the Year title.
Other special winners were Roy Johnson, Scott Wilson, Josh Pool, Jake Holzheimer, Norton Rodgers and Andrew Vessey-Brown.