Karts go racing against the clock
GOING around the track the way they always do was not challenging enough for Gladstone Kart Club on the weekend.
So they switched direction just to make it interesting for all grades.
Club president Dave Bennet said for the annual Double Direct meet, racers from Gladstone, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Emerald raced clockwise, or in the normal direction, on Saturday and raced anti-clockwise yesterday.
"DD is a variation to our normal race days and gives our racers more racing and also some variety in going in reverse and with that more challenges," Bennet said.
"The directions are very different and the drivers need to adapt. They might be quick in the normal direction but not so quick when confronted with change.
"Going in reverse as they gather a lot of speed down the straight, going in reverse means they come down the straight on a slight downhill run."
Bennet said the kids especially loved the challenge.
Cadets - 1st Joshua Butler, 2nd Sebastian Lowry, 3rd Joshua Colavecchio
Rookies - 1st Jack Bussey, 2nd Samuel Battye, 3rd Joel Curd
Junior National Light - 1st Francis Dunnett, 2nd Mitch Bennett, 3rd Joseph Black
Junior National Heavy - Connor Robertson
Clubman Light - Rory Evans
Clubman Heavy - 1st Jeremy St Pierre, 2nd Anthony Myers, 3rd George Craigie
Yamaha Tag 100 - 1st Rae Fothergill, 2nd Benny Benedetto, 3rd Nathan Dunnett
Tag Restricted 125 - 1st Brad Fleetwood, 2nd Tim Coomber, 3rd Des Hall
CQ Sportsman 125 Y - Light - Mitch Else
CQ Sportsman 125 Y Heavy - 1st Michael Doherty, 2nd Matt Hibble, 3rd Scott Dagan