LINE UP: Timmy Coomber leads the way at the Gladstone Kart Club’s final meeting of the season.
LINE UP: Timmy Coomber leads the way at the Gladstone Kart Club’s final meeting of the season. Luka Kauzlaric

Best racing of the year at final meet

GLADSTONE Karting Club's final Championship round produced a fast and frantic finish to the season.

Sunday's race meet produced some of the best racing of the year with rivals determined to push for every available point in the pursuit of championship success.

While the drivers will not know the final outcome of the year's racing until presentations later this year, the final round did have more than the usual on track scrounging for the vital points.

"It is good. We have got about 50 which is more than usual," club vice president Brad Fleetwood said.

"We keep it under wraps until the presentation now."

Many Gladstone drivers will now turn their attention to making adjustments and gains for the upcoming Central Queensland Series.

One racer they will have to look out for is Bundaberg's James Litzow, who outpaced a large field to snatch victory in his first race on Sunday.

While he robbed his rivals of the Championship points, Litzow was only using the meet as a lead in to the CQ round.

"I am just here to practise for the CQ Series," he said.

A regular at Gladstone meets since he began competing as a seven-year-old, Litzow was excited to have won in only his second race in a senior class.

"It was pretty crazy. I started in 12th and was in fourth by the end of the first lap," he said.

"My goal is now to win the CQ round."



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