Two-Day Great Western Games

by Thomas Glasson 17 July 2013

The action was fierce at the Lagoon Park Raceway complex on the weekend as the Mount Isa Go Kart Club played host to the 2013 Xstrata Great Western Games.

In a first for the club, the race meet was held over two parts with qualifying and four rounds of racing held in an anti clockwise direction on Saturday, backed up on Sunday by the same format in a Clockwise direction.

Above: Action at Mt Isa - Paul White leads James Hay and Andrew Lane in Sportsman Heavy. White won this class, plus Sportsman Super Heavy
pic - Thomas Glasson

With winners being determined each day as well as the overall champion there was certainly enough silverware present to squabble over.


First up for the weekend was the Cadets class and Lochlan Dew got off to the perfect start by qualifying on pole ahead of Matthew Bishop and Allisa Sidnell, from there Dew made Saturday his own winning all four races with Bishop and Sidnell left to fight for the remaining podium places.

Come Sunday Allisa Sidnell managed to bounce back securing pole and the win ahead Dew and Bishop. The hard days effort however was not enough to stop Lochlan Dew from claiming a well deserved overall win ahead of Allisa Sidnell and Matthew Bishop with Tara Sidnell and Liam Wise completing the top 5 .

  1. Lochlan Dew
  2. Allisa Sidnell
  3. Matthew Bishop

Above: Cadet winner Lochlan Dew
pic - Thomas Glasson


In The Rookies class Jordan Dew was simply dominant. Saturday's action saw him claim pole and all four victories ahead of Anthony English and Bradley Leonard. Come Sunday English managed to pip Dew for the top spot on the grid but from there Dew showed his class dropping just the prefinal to take the overall win from Anthony English and Bradley Leonard, with up and coming karter Alex Etherington and Aiden wise rounding out the five.

  1. Jordan Dew
  2. Anthony English
  3. Bradley Leonard

Above: Jordan Dew won Rookies
pic - Thomas Glasson

Junior Clubman

The Junior Clubman class provided plenty of action across the weekend. Kailee Whitehead managed to hold out the lads during qualifying to claim the number one spot on the grid ahead of Callum Barr and Daniel Watt. Unfortunately for Whitehead an incident during the second heat forced her to retire from the weekend with injury. In a great show of sportsmanship Whitehead returned to track the next day, cheering on her fellow competitors. Callum Barr however proved to tough to beat and claimed the win ahead of Sam Lillecrapp and a fast finishing Daniel Watt.

  1. Callum Barr
  2. Sam Lillecrapp
  3. Daniel Watt

Above: Callum Barr, Jnr Clubman
pic - Thomas Glasson

TaG 100

In the Tag 100 Class Saturday saw Guy Hicks take pole and the win ahead early favourite Mark Ezzy and Trevor Hollyman. Come Sunday however Hollyman was the Man in form and took a dominate win ahead of Mark Ezzy and Morgan Skinner. The win was Just enough to see Hollyman sneak into the round win ahead of the Consistent Mark Ezzy in second and Morgan skinner in Third.

  1. Trevor Hollyman
  2. Mark Ezzy
  3. Morgan Skinner

Above: Trevor Hollyman
pic - Thomas Glasson

Sportsman Heavy

Sportsman Heavy proved the class to watch with plenty of action across the weekend. Paul White took the pole and the win on the Saturday. Sunday however proved a much closer battle between White and Trevor Hollyman, proving the class of the field in the end Hollyman managed to take his second win for the day but it was not enough to stop White from taking the round honours ahead of the consistent Cairns Driver Andy Lane and James Hay who after a tough start to the weekend managed to fight his way back to third.

  1. Paul White
  2. Andrew Lane
  3. James Hay

Sportsman Super Heavy

Sportsman Super Heavy played host to a simply dominant display from Sportsman Heavy winner Paul White taking the win on both days ahead of a fast finishing Ryan Mackenzie and Travis Crowther in third.

  1. Paul White
  2. Ryan Mackenzie
  3. Travis Crowther

Above: Ryan Mackenzie was runner-up in Sportsman Super Heavy
pic - Thomas Glasson

Sportsman Light

Sportsman Light saw plenty of action across the two days. Local favourite Matthew Whitehead made an uncharacteristic mistake in the first race on Saturday. After qualifying on the pole Whitehead quickly found himself handing the points lead over to Proserpine driver Adam Stroud. In the end Whitehead managed to claw his way back to the top spot and take the win on both days, handing him the overall win ahead of Adam Stroud and the ever consistent Greg Bostock in Third.

  1. Matthew Whitehead
  2. Adam Stroud
  3. Greg Bostock

Above: Sportsman Light victory went to Matthew Whitehead
pic - Thomas Glasson

  • Full results on AKA CM:s - Day one HERE, day two HERE.



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