Launceston's 18th Clubman Cup This Weekend

event press release 28 July 2014

It's that time of the year. It's Clubman Cup time! This weekend the Launceston Kart Club will be hosting the 18th running of the Clubman Cup.

The Launceston Kart Club are pleased to announce that long time sponsors Auto Addiction and Wyllie’s Tiles Carpet Call have joined forces to present this year’s race meeting.

pic - Segda

The feature classes will be for Clubman Light, Clubman Heavy, Junior Clubman, Clubman Super Heavy and Over 40 Clubman Pro.

One of the favourites in Clubman Light will be event sponsor Dion Wylie’s daughter Gemma, who has parked her state title winning “J “ kart for the weekend. The field for Clubman Light Cup will be closely contested with any one of six drivers capable of winning.

Defending champion Nathan Zuj of Launceston will be the man to beat and will be keen to add to his four previous wins in the event. Two time winner, Launceston’s Daimon Shelton, and Callum Mitchell will head the list of drivers who will be keen to defeat Zuj along with Hobart’s Brad Hobden and Wyllie.

Above: Dion and Gemma Wyllie

Clubman Heavy looms as a great contest with defending Champion Troy Stone of Launceston keen to stamp himself as the best Clubman Heavy driver in the state. However the talent of drivers in this class is second to none at the moment. Reigning Tasmanian Champion Brody Appleby of Spreyton will be at the pointy end determined to add a Clubman Cup to his trophy cabinet. Then there is a host of Launceston drivers who will be hell bent on taking a cup home for themselves including Michael Jones, Alastair Lee and former winners Zane Wyatt, Aiden Shelton and Jamie Bricknell.

Clubman Super Heavy also looks like a promising class with Hobart’s Samm Harrington and Burnie’s Jeremy Green the two to beat.

The Junior Clubman field may be light on in numbers but the drivers that take part are the future of karting in this state, Launceston’s Justin Murphy and Hobart’s  Zevie  Eisentraut capable of taking the win but will be pushed by local Andrew Lee and another southerner in Lachlan Newman.

Over 40 Clubman Pro has a trio of Launceston members lead by the chicken king Freddy Cocca. Cocca will see tough opposition from Helen Gibson and Launceston Kart Club president Mark Mitchell.

Support racing will be provided by Cadets, Rookies, Junior National Light and Heavy, Senior National and Over 40 pro and Super Heavy.

Racing starts at 9am Sunday August 3rd.


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