Mick Doohan and his eight-year-old son are into kart racing.
Mick Doohan and his eight-year-old son are into kart racing. Contributed

Doohans on the way?

JACK Doohan, the son of five-time world champion motorbike rider Mick Doohan, could be racing at in the Harrington Doyle Racing Race for Daniel charity race meeting in Gympie this weekend.

The motorbike superstar's eight-year-old son has taken up kart racing and told The Courier Mail on Thursday he had ambitions to be a Formula One driver.

The young Doohan is showing plenty of early promise, winning two of his first 10 races, despite giving away a two-year age gap to some of his older rivals.

Cooloola Kart Club spokesman Kym Coomber said Doohan hadn't registered for competition by noon yesterday, but said they were still expecting another 20 nominations and said it would be great if he entered the event.

If he does enter, he and all the other competitors will go into the draw for fantastic prizes including a Junior Arrow rolling chassis Model X1J from Drew Price Engineering, the manufacturers of Australian-made racing kart chassis.

Also on offer is Yamaha and Dunlop merchandise along with many other random prize draws from various generous sponsors.

The club will have karting trade sites and distributors at the event along with Street Empire's roadshow on wheels. The semi-trailer will be full of merchandise for sale including Racer Inc, Unit, Rampant and Jet Pilot clothing lines, to name a few.

Gympie Times


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