THE Cooloola Coast Kart Club hosts the Gympie 7 Hour this weekend.
THE Cooloola Coast Kart Club hosts the Gympie 7 Hour this weekend.

Karts back in action

THE Cooloola Coast Kart Club is back in action this weekend, hosting the opening round of the 2010 Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Queensland Endurance Kart Championship – the Gympie 7 Hour.

The Queensland series is back bigger and better this year after a standout 2009 and will consist of eight rounds.

Good news for the Cooloola Coast Kart Club (CCKC) is that its 750 metre track will receive two of the rounds.

Adrenalin Rush Karting has won the past two Queensland Championships and is looking for a hat-trick of wins this year.

But the New South Wales based team will not have it easy, with an even tougher field of competitors looking to steal their crown.

ProKart Australia spokesperson Daniel Powell of Redline Media said the potential challengers were set to come out of the works.

“As last year’s Queensland Championship proved, there were plenty of potential frontrunners and this year just might be when they shine,” he said.

Powell expected each of the series’ rounds would attract full fields.

“After last year having consistent team number of close to 20 at all rounds, the Queensland Championship is looking to build on that this year and there is certainly no reason why that wouldn’t be possible,” he said.

The event is an ideal opportunity for those new to karting to come out to the track and check it out.

“Endurance kart racing consistently brings in plenty of race action and sees the switch of positions throughout the race due to drivers having to pit for driver changes, repairs and re-fuelling,” Powell said.

Practice and qualifying sessions coupled with a Top 10 shootout will be held today from 9.45am and the Gympie 7 Hour race begins tomorrow at 8.30am.

The Cooloola Coast Kart Club’s race track is located at 10 Runge Road, within the Gympie Industrial Estate.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Gympie Times


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