By GREGOR MACTAGGARTmactaggartg@gladstoneobserver.com.au
A WINNING double for Sean Thomas was the highlight of the Gladstone Kart Club's final race meet of the year at the Formula K track on Saturday.
Thomas completed his impressive year with a strong win over Scott Wilson in the Senior National Light and backed it up with victory over Laurie Wilson and Brenton Simonds in the Sportsman Light race.
Conditions were perfect for competitors as the expected rain stayed away, allowing spectators to watch some exciting action.
The Krahenbrings also capped off their year on a high, with Josh and John winning their respective races.
In what was a hard-fought race, Josh edged out Scott Klease and Brock Ten Bensel in the Junior National Heavy class, while John continued his domination of the Rotax Heavy with victory over Trevor Herring and Brian Hine.
Action was also fierce in the Junior National Light category as close rivals Robert Beak, Cian Fothergill and Shannon Price took on each other.
In somewhat of an upset, Beak was the winner on this occasion, getting the points over Fothergill while Price finished third.
Fellow juniors Justin Smith (Rookies) and Chris Wisnewski (Midgets) were also celebrating their respective wins on Saturday night after dazzling performances.
There was also an intriguing battle in the Sportsman Heavy category as Norm Trost, Bevan Garioch and Benny Benedetto fought out the race.
The trio were always testing each other and it was Garioch who collected the cash over Trost, while Benedetto got home for third place.
In the final race of the day, Lochie Lawrence defeated Christopher Rayment and Shaun O'Donahue in the popular Senior National Heavy class.
With the 2004 season completed, attention turns to the club championship winners which will be announced on Sunday at the club's presentation day.
Look out for the Gladstone Kart Club champions in next week's Observer.