Launceston Karters Head To Mainland

press release 30 July 2013

Launceston kart Club members heading to the Big Island

Ten members of the Launceston Kart Club will be heading off to the mainland in August and September to pit their driving skills against the best in the country.

Two of up and coming junior drivers Justin Murphy (Rookies) and James Fitch (Junior National Heavy) will be heading to the Gippsland Kart Club for the Australasian C & D Grade Titles on the 3rd& 4th of August.

Both drivers will be heading into the race meeting full of confidence with Justin winning the Daniel Johnson Memorial at Burnie in June and James winning the JNH final at the McDonalds Young Guns meeting.

Above: Some LKC members heading to the mainland (rear, L-R) Lochie Dalton, Alastair Lee, Troy Stone, Steven Wrigley & James Fitch; (front L-R) Jackson Callow, Justin Murphy and Kurtis Love

A further 6 drivers are heading to the City of Melbourne Titles on the 10th & 11th of August, held at the Go Kart Club of Victoria. Youngsters Jackson Callow & Tate Frost (both Rookies) will be battling it out with a field of more than 25 drivers from all over Australia. Jackson has been the form driver in the State winning 3 of the past 4 race meetings. Tate has been the big improver after switching from the CRG chassis to the Kosmic kart.

Alastair Lee, Troy Stone and Zane Wyatt will be competing in one of the feature classes (Clubman Heavy). This class normally has in excess of 10 state and national champions competing and to place in the top 10 will be a goal all three will be aiming for.

Steven Wrigley rounds out the LKC entries, competing in Tag Heavy. Steven has been one the form drivers all year and will be hoping his new Praga kart gives him an advantage.

On the 7th &  8th of September Callow & Love will join Lochie Dalton and Kurtis Love (all Rookies) who are heading to the Victorian town of Puckapunyal for the 2013 Junior Sprint Classic.

This is the major race meeting each year for drivers competing in Cadets, Rookies and all junior classes. With over 200 entries expected, making the final is an achievement on its own.

Lochie won this year’s state wide series in Cadets and has just moved up to Rookies and will be heading there with a fair bit of confidence. Kurtis has been knocking on the door for a podium all year and this meeting will certainly help his confidence  come the Tasmanian state title in November.


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