KTs Set For Aussie Title Showdown

from Brian Van De Wakker 7 September 2013

Around thirty plus entries are expected for this weekend’s Aussie Forklift Repairs AKA Australian Speedway Karting Titles in KT Light/Heavy. There are five former Australian Champions with many waiting in the wings ready to make their mark.

Mick Saller is hoping to defend his Australian KT Heavy crown this weekend when he shoots for three Australian titles in two weeks. Peter Archer makes a transition into the KT Heavy class this weekend. He will also race the Clubman Over 40’s and has a shot at claiming two National Titles across the weekend. He currently holds the green plate in the Over 40’s but is hoping to add to his list in the KT class this year.

Michael Jordan is eyeing off back to back Australian Titles in KT Light
Above: Michael Jordan is eyeing off back to back Australian Titles in KT Light
pic - Brian Van De Wakker

2010 Clubman Heavy Australian Champion Tim Baker will compete in the KT Heavy class this weekend in a new looking #6 machine. Throughout the year Baker has put in consistent results and is looking for that illusive top spot come Sunday afternoon.

Cameron Coghlan and John Watton are two men to look out for this weekend. They were second and third respectively at last year’s Australian Title and are looking to add their name on the Australian Titles winners list. Coghlan hasn’t raced much throughout the 2013 season instead focusing more on his young daughters Taylor and Sohpie. Watton has been impressive this season, most notably at the 50 Lap Shootout when he drove from the C-Main to 4th in the A-Main.

Above: Amy Shute will be flying the flag high for the girls in KT Heavy
pic - Brian Van De Wakker

Running her first season in the Senior ranks, Amy Shute will be flying the flag for the girls. She will be a huge threat for the win this weekend as she has surprised many throughout the season with her top three performances and consistent finishes.

Reigning KT Light Champion Michael Jordan is back to defend his crown. Jordan is always a front runner when it comes to racing at nepean and expects to see himself up the front vying for the win this weekend.

Standing in Jordan’s way though is Donald Stevens. Stevens is yet to claim his first Australian Title, however he is the currently NSW #1 and leading the KT Mod Club Championship points, so there is no doubting that Stevens is going to be tough to beat at this year’s Australian Title.

David Boyd is another one who comes into this event with Australian Title success under his belt. Back in 2010 Boyd claim the Clubman Light Australian Title and is looking for his second AUS #1 plate this weekend.

Brad Cunneen is hoping to secure the AKA Australian Speedway Title in KT Light
Above: Brad Cunneen is hoping to secure the AKA Australian Speedway Title in KT Light
pic - Brian Van De Wakker

Mitchell O’Brien is a driver who has come on strong at the right end of the year. He recently won the 50 Lap Shootout and now O’Brien finds himself as a major contender for this weekend’s Australian title.

Racing will get underway at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday, entry is $5 for adults and all canteen facilities will be open. You will find Nepean Raceway on Rickards Road, Castlereagh.

The NSWSKC would like to thank their sponsors for their ongoing support of the club and of course this weekend’s major sponsor Aussie Forklift Repairs.

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