Bellars Back-To-Backs McDonald’s Young Guns

from Stuart Lee

Young Hobart driver Elliot Bellars claimed his second consecutive McDonald’s Young Guns Trophy on Saturday, winning the time-honoured feature race for KA4 Juniors.

Bellars lead from the start and was able to hold off Harrison Sellars to claim back to back wins.

McDonalds Young Guns podium for 2020 – winner Elliot Bellars, past winner Gemma Wyllie, Harrison Sellars and LKC President Stuart Lee

With the smallest field in the events history of just 4 drivers, there was still plenty of action with Launceston Kart Club member Henry Kusnezow flipping his kart on the first corner in a nasty rollover.

It was great to see all drivers stop and help their fellow competitor as he was stuck under the kart. We are glad to report Henry is ok albeit a bit sore.

Henry Kusnezow’s engine fins jammed full of dirt after flipping in the first turn

On the restart, Sellar’s rear bumper was floating loose, no doubt from the incident. The officials called the three remaining drivers in so all karts could be fixed.


On the third attempt to start the race, action was still happening with coastal driver Patrick Johnstone coming to grief in the back straight gravel trap, leaving just Bellars and Sellars to battle it out for the 20-lap feature.

In the Wyllie Family Shield for Cadet 9, Hobarts William Creed took the honours from Chad Edwards and Jasper Dorman third, whilst Oliver Wickham won Cadet 12 from brother Jordan Wickham and Mitchell Conroy. The Cadets trophy was awarded on points across the 3 heats and final.

Cadet 12 podium (L-R) Mitchell Conroy, Oliver Wickham, Bevan Wyllie (representing the Wyllie family) and Jordan Wickham

Other winners on the day were – Harrison Sellars, KA3 Junior; Brodie Sward, TaG Restricted Light; Brad Danrell, TaG Restricted Medium; Shane Burdon, KA4 Masters; Alan Jones, Yamaha Masters; Gemma Wyllie, KA3 Senior Light; Alastair Lee, KA3 Senior Medium.

Cadet 9 podium – Jasper Dorman, William Creed, Bevan Wyllie and Chad Edwards

Four new track records were also set:

  • Cadet 12 – Oliver Wickham, 38.615
  • KA4 Junior Light – Elliot Bellars, 36.497
  • KA4 Junior Heavy – Patrick johnstone, 37.796
  • KA4 Masters – Shane Burdon, 38.405

Full results on are on Speedhive HERE.