Gippsland Opens 2024 Club Series

Healthy Cadet and Junior fields highlighted the opening round of the Gippsland Go Kart club’s 2024 season at Morwell on Sunday.

Numbers were boosted with several drivers running the meeting in preparation for the Golden Power Series round, something that is likely to happen again at the club’s next race day on March 17.

The meeting also saw several of last year’s Cadets moving up to Juniors.

Before racing commenced, a minute of silence was respected in honour of club member and kart racer mum, Dana Wyhoon, who passed away earlier in the week.

  • full results on speedhive HERE
  • more photos by Steve Dansie HERE

Results (overall points for the day)

Cadet 12
1 Bryce Felmingham
2 Emmanuel Mistriotis
3 Ethan Majdis

He might not have won the final, but Bryce Felmingham was the top-scored Cadet 12 across the day (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cadet 9
1 Zac Duynhoven
2 Tahj O’Reilly
3 Zander Rowse


Thumbs up from Zac Duynhoven (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA3 Senior Light
1 Andrew Wynn

Andy Wynn was the only Senior Light (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA3 Senior Medium
1 Mark Wicks
2 George Lee
3 Grant Wicks

New rig for Mark Wicks, taking four wins from four starts (pic – Steve Dansie)

TaG 125 Heavy
1 Geoff Wyhoon
2 Dave Bishoff

Geoff Wyhoon leads Dave Bishoff and the rest of the all-in Seniors group (pic – Steve Dansie)

TaG 125 Rest Light
1 Ty Hall

First race meet for Ty Hall (pic – Steve Dansie)

Junior Heavy
1 Hunter Bailey

Hunter Bailey was the only Junior Heavy, here seen mixing it with some of the Lights (pic – Steve Dansie)

Junior Light
1 Jake Ristell
2 Cody Boys
3 Corey O’Brien


Juniors was action-packed and Jake Ristell won the category with a clean-sweep of victories (pic – Steve Dansie)
Wild moment for Mason Nicola in the opening Junior heat as pole sitter Harry Jones aims for the apex (pic – Steve Dansie)
One of the strongest classes last year, Senior Medium only had three starters this month, last year’s club champion Grant Wicks leads Mark Wicks and George Lee (pic – Steve Dansie)
Kristian Ristell back at the track he raced as a junior, now supporting his own kids, Jake in Junior Light and Harrison (above) in Cadet 12 (pic – Steve Dansie)
A small moment of rest between heats for dad mechanic Nicolas Mistriotis, running two kids (Michael and Emmanuel) in the same class (pic – Steve Dansie)