Fothergill on a high for titles
GLADSTONE karter Cian Fothergill’s trophy cabinet will need an extension the way his season is going, as he took out another win in stellar company on the weekend.
Competing in Tamworth at the NSW Open State Championships, Fothergill snared the Leopard Light category.
Qualifying fastest for the final, he got off to a solid start and slowly pulled away.
“I was pretty stoked with it,” he said.
The win was even sweeter due to the calibre of competition Fothergill was up against, current Australian Clubman Light champ James Sera, who finished second in the final.
The win was a “real high” on his list of successes this year. Fothergill said the Tamworth track took some acclimatising to, as part of the surface was newly laid, meaning the set-up of the kart to allow for changing grip and occasional drizzle was a juggling act.
The Clubman Light category beckoned for Fothergill, but expectations fell seriously flat thanks to a leaking tyre valve in the pre-final race.
“This happened in the first two laps and I had to start from 28th in the final, and ended up 10th,” he said.
Fothergill is off to the Australian Leopard Titles in Melbourne on October 23-24 and is aiming for a top-three finish.