Young karters show their skills
THEY might be too young to have their licenses but local karters Sebastian Lowry, Jack Bussey, Josh Rogers, Samuel Battye, Kane Bycroft and Connor Robertson are proving they have plenty of skill behind the wheel.
A few weekends ago the boys travelled to Gympie, where they competed in the Race for Daniel, an event from which the proceeds were donated to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Lowry competed in the Cadets class and qualified 12th out of 14 competitors.
As a new competitor, Lowry's result was a good one, with him showing more promise each time he competes.
Robertson competed in the Junior National Heavy competition. and another competitive class with 10 competitors, Robertson qualifying sixth.
The Rookie class was also competitive, with a field of 22, four of which were Gladstone karters. But, Bussey proved too strong on the track, enjoying a clean-sweep and qualifying first.
"It was a very good weekend and I had a good result," Bussey said.
"It was hard competing against the other Gladstone guys, who are all really fast and we're all good friends. But we had a fun weekend."
Rogers was also in the front pack, qualifying fourth after finishing heat one in fourth, heat two in third, the pre-final in fourth and getting on podium by finishing third in the final.
Battye was also competitive, qualifying 12th, after he finished heat one in 10th, heat two in 12th, the pre-final in ninth and staying inside the top 10 with a seventh in the final.
Bycroft was in the Rookie class and had a tough weekend, qualifying 20th, finishing heat one in 17th, heat two in 18th, the pre-final in 16th and 15th in the final.
The youngsters are looking forward to another weekend of karting this weekend, with Gladstone Kart Club hosting a meet.
"Its good racing at home," Bussey said.
"Plus it is good practice for the titles in Easter."
For more information on this weekend's karting see tomorrow's Observer.