Johnny Grother will be one of four TrackSa karters trying to pull off a win at the Eastern Creek 12-hour endurance race this weekend.
Johnny Grother will be one of four TrackSa karters trying to pull off a win at the Eastern Creek 12-hour endurance race this weekend.

Karting team sets itself for race

A GRUELLING 12-hour endurance race awaits four karters who will be bleary eyed and running on empty if they make it.

The TrackSa team, including local karters John Grother and Cian Fothergill, are heading to Eastern Creek this weekend for the race, and will pit themselves against 29 other teams to see who can go the distance.

“We're all pretty keen after watching Bathurst on the weekend, and it'll definitely be something different,” Grother said.

The race begins at 7pm and goes through until 7am, and will be a test for everyone concerned.

A four-stroke kart, never driven by any of the four karters, will be the vehicle which hopefully gets them around the 350 laps of the endurance race.

“There's not many of them around, so it will be interesting to see how it goes,” Grother said.

Grother is likely to be in the qualifying seat on Saturday afternoon and hoping to put the kart at the front of the grid.

Brenton Simonds and Elle Brydon are the other two members of the TrackSa team joining Grother and Fothergill, and the outfit is determined to be doing more than just making up the numbers.

“We're going down there to win and will be one of the more professional teams there,” Grother said.



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