Family Friendly Racing at Gippsland

It can’t be argued that karting is not a family sport, with multiple sets of siblings on the podium at Sunday’s meeting in Morwell.

It was the Gippsland Go Kart Club’s final race event for the year and last chance for drivers to score points in the club championship.

Zane Bright leads brother Bodhi to a family one-two in KA3 Senior Medium (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA3 Senior Medium attracted a dozen entries. Despite two drivers having to pull out prior, it was still the largest club-day field for the year. Zane Bright had switched across from TaG 125 to contest the category and promptly won the round, scoring two wins across the four races. Zane’s brother Bodhi was second ahead of Mark Wicks (one win each) with Mark’s brother Grant just off the podium in fourth.

Class winner Jamie Rowe leads a conga line of competitors in KA3 Senior Light (pic – Steve Dansie)

With sisters Isabel and Ieasha Rowe now both moved up from Juniors, KA3 Senior Light boasted three drivers from the same family. Elder brother Jamie took the win (despite crashing out with Ieasha in the second heat!) over Isabel with Nick Popple third.

Ryan Wyhoon enjoyed a clean sweep of victories in KA4 Junior, as did his uncle, Geoff, in TaG 125 Heavy.

Ryan Wyhoon capped off a great year with another win in the Junior ranks, here with dad, Terry (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cadet 12 featured lots of battles. Bryce Felmingham and Corey O’Brien scored two wins each, Felmingham coming out on top on points. Jordan Bantick was unchallenged to win Cadet 9.


Results on the day (overall points):

KA4 Junior
1 Ryan Wyhoon
2 Aston Hill
3 Benjamin Interlandi

Aston Hill holds out Ryan Wyhoon, KA4 Junior (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA3 Senior Medium
1 Zane Bright
2 Bodhi Bright
3 Mark Wicks

Teiler Woolford cranks in the lock to keep Thomas Brook at bay, KA3 Medium (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA3 Senior Light
1 Jamie Rowe
2 Isabel Rowe
3 Nick Popple

Isabel Rowe enjoyed a heat win on the way to second overall in KA3 Senior Light (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cadet 9
1 Jordan Bantick
2 Cooper Ashton

Jordie Bantick, Cadet 9 (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cadet 12
1 Bryce Felmingham
2Corey O’Brien
3 Harry Jones

Harry Jones (17) and Bryce Felmingham (61) do battle in Cadet 12 (pic – Steve Dansie)

TaG 125 Heavy
1 Geoff Wyhoon
2 David Bishoff


Bish and Bongo do battle in TaG Heavy (pic – Steve Dansie)