The Bellars Boys Win McDonald’s Young Guns

from Stuart Lee

The Launceston Kart Club held a very successful McDonald’s Young Guns meeting on Saturday which kicked off the new karting season in Tasmania.

With great weather and bumper entries, the day was full of great racing.

Last lap of McDonalds Young Guns, Elliot Bellars (9) leading Fletcher Bellars and Toby Callow (pic – Renee Chettle)

The McDonald’s Young Guns was the feature class on the day. The 21-lap race for juniors saw a fantastic battle between three drivers with Hobart brothers Fletcher and Elliot Bellars taking on gun Launceston member Toby Callow.

The race saw lots of changes for position with Elliot claiming the win from Fletcher with Callow home in third.

Young Guns podium drivers with former winner Gemma Wyylie (L-R) 2nd Fletcher Bellars, Gemma Wyylie, winner Elliot Bellars 3rd Toby Callow (pic – Renee Chettle)

The meeting also included the Wyllie Family Shield for Cadet 9 and 12 drivers. Hobart’s Oliver Wickham took out Cadet 9 whilst Denzil Sargent claimed Cadet 12 honours.

Launceston’s Tyson Phegan took out a very competitive KA3 Junior final after some close racing all day between a good field of six. Toby Callow took out a commanding victory in KA4 Junior Light whilst William O’Grady claimed his first win in KA4 Junior Heavy.

Dion Wyllie with the winners of the Wyllie Family Shield, Oliver Wickham and Denzil Sargent (pic – Renee Chettle)

Full results on the day were:

Young Guns Feature
1 Elliot Bellars
2 Fletcher Bellars
3 Toby Callow
4 Evan Chivers
5 Harrison Sellars

Drivers form up for the start of the McDonald’s Young Guns feature race (pic – Renee Chettle)

Cadet 9
1st Oliver Wickham
2nd Jordan Wickham
3rd George Macmillan

Cadet 12
1st Denzil Sargent
2nd Philip Cowles
3rd Mitchel Conroy


(Mc)Happy placegetters with their McDonald’s Trophies (pic – Renee Chettle)

KA4 Junior Light
1st Toby Callow
2nd Jorja Edwards
3rd Elliot Bellars

KA4 Junior Heavy
1st William O’Grady
2nd Marcus Geary

Young Guns drivers with the McDonald’s Young Guns Shield (pic – Renee Chettle)

KA3 Junior
1st Tyson Phegan
2nd Fletcher Bellars
3rd Patrick Short

KA4 Masters
1st Tim Hinds
2nd Dwayne Mote
3rd Troy Blair

Yamaha Masters
1st Malcolm Cooper
2nd Ken Jones
3rd Garry Lee

Freight Train: Jackson Callow (46) leads Alastair Lee (39) and Daniel Hinds in a KA3 Senior Medium heat (pic – Renee Chettle)

TaG Restricted Light
1st Tim Piper
2nd Jonty Darcy
3rd Riley Newick

TaG Restricted Medium
1st Troy Sheahen
2nd Clint Pease
3rd Sam Chettle

TaG Restricted Heavy
1st Jordan Jones
2nd John Lee
3rd Garry Lee

KA3 Senior Light
1st Lochie Dalton
2nd Johnah Slater
3rd Logan Dixon

#49 Toby Callow leads #44 Fletcher Bellars early in the Young Guns race (pic – Renee Chettle)

KA3 Senior Medium
1st Brody Appleby
2nd Alastair Lee
3rd Jordy Distill

Launceston club’s next meeting is Round 1 of the Tasmanian Statewide Series on 2-3 March.