Eight-year-old Chris Wisnewski is smiling after recently winning the overall Gladstone Kart club championship.
Eight-year-old Chris Wisnewski is smiling after recently winning the overall Gladstone Kart club championship.

Pocket rocket collects first prize



GLADSTONE may have its own future Michael Schumacher or Peter Brock if the exploits of eight-year-old Chris Wisnewski are anything to go by.

Wisnewski capped his fine year when he collected the Gladstone Kart Club 2004 club champion last weekend.

It finished a great year for the pocket rocket who also took out the Midgets class championship after some hot form in 2004.

He won ten out of the 12 rounds he contested throughout the year and often reached speeds up to 100 kilometres an hour at the quicker Central Queensland tracks.

When asked about his year, the modest youngster could not hide his delight at his success.

"I was not expecting to do as well as I did and to win as many rounds as I did was very good,'' Wisnewski said.

Chris, who started karting just two years ago, is hopeful one day of racing at the top level against his idol V8 Supercar driver Marcos Ambrose.

"Marcos is my favourite driver, he is a top driver and it would be good to race against him when I get older ? if he is still driving that is,'' he said.

Just for now though, Chris is focusing towards a strong 2005 year including June's state titles in Gladstone.

"I am looking forward to the state titles, the competition is very strong and I want to do well,'' he said.

Chris and his dad John also wanted to thank the support from all their sponsors throughout the season.



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