Gladstone track to host fastest karts in the world

SOME of the fastest karts in the world will race in Gladstone on Saturday, much to the excitement of Gladstone Kart Club members.

Although a wide variety of kart models will be raced, Gladstone Kart Club's John Grother said he was especially excited about the Feature Class Kz3 Shifter karts.

"These karts are virtually the fastest in the world, and they will be on our track," he said.

"You could put it up against a Ferrari and the kart would win."

Some of Australia's finest kart racers, such as Kyle Emsby, Jason Faint and Troy Loskow, will be participating in the heats.

"Jason Faint is a local, he learned how to race kart on these tracks," Mr Grother said.

The club is hosting the event at the local track, where club members will race in heats to win a prize.

The event will consist of two heats - pre-final and the 12-lap final.

Winners will receive more than $3000 in cash and prizes.

Mr Grother, who has raced internationally, said Gladstone's track was one of the best in the state.

"It's going to be a great day. We have a fantastic facility with some really experienced drivers."

The event will be open to the public from 7.30am as club members begin practice.

Entry is free and a full bar and canteen will be running the whole day.



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