Cian chip of old block
IT WAS a case of a father and son domination in Saturday's Coxy's Contracting Norton Rogers Memorial meeting at the Gladstone Karts Club on Saturday.
Rae Fothergill showed all that he still has the goods with a classy win in the Tag 100 category.
Son Cian spoke to the Gladstone Observer of a person who has had a large impact while Rae did what he did best on the hot tarmac.
"I originally started racing in Gladstone and started when I was 10 years old," Cian said.
"My old man Rae was racing at the time and still is and he got me into it I guess."
It prompted an adventurous journey along the way for Cian here and overseas.
"I won the national championships three times; one in 2010 and twice in 2011," Cian said.
He also competed at the worlds in Macau, a special administrative region on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China.
"It was a bit like Las Vegas because we stayed where there was a lot of casino's...it was a good week," Cian said.
"I also competed at the worlds in Suzuka in Japan in 2011."
After living in Brisbane for the past five years, Cian returned to the Gladstone track to 'help out dad' and of course put pedal to the metal in the Tag 125 Light class.
"I just come back for dad and also to help out with driver training and mentoring," Cian said.
"I'm mentoring Josh Rogers from here and Rockhampton's Joel Jamieson.
"I have been helping Josh out since he was little and his cousin is Norton Rogers.
"Now I race against Josh and it brings me joy to be able to do that."
Like his 'ol man' Cian blitzed the Tag 125 field to romp to a comprehensive win.