WA Karting Stalwart Gary Light Retires

from Karting WA

Long standing Karting WA President Gary Light has announced his retirement effective immediately.

Having been involved in the sport as a Driver, Mechanic, State Technical Officer, State Delegate to the National
Karting Council and State President – along with many other volunteer roles – Gary has been instrumental for the sport of karting in Western Australia.

For more than four decades, Gary has been heavily involved in the technical aspect of the sport and has also held the position of Karting WA President since 2001.

“Karting has provided me with so many great memories over a very long period of time along with some great friendships,” said Light.

“It has been a significant part of my life, but after more than 40 years holding positions on the State Executive it’s time for me to step back and enjoy time with my family a bit more.


“The sport is in a great position and I look forward to still be involved in various ways in the future.”

Light’s retirement will see Alan Waddingham fill the casual vacancy as Karting WA President with Max McGuire joining the Karting WA Executive moving into the role of Vice President.

“Gary has left a significant legacy for the sport, not only here in Western Australia but nationally as well. There’s not too many people across the country that has the knowledge of the sport that he does and we will be forever thankful for his tireless work over the years,” said Waddingham.

“He’s left some very big shoes to fill in the Presidency role but he’s also left us with a great platform that has been built over many years that I look forward to continuing.

“On behalf of the entire Karting WA community I say thank you to Gary for everything and look forward to continuing to see him trackside.”