Queensland Quallie

words & photos – Russell Innes

Local drivers have virtually dominated Qualifying on day 1 of the Onsite Rental Group 2024 Queensland Kart Championships, taking pole position in 9 of the 12 classes on offer.

IKC cadets Martin Hsieh and Cooper Folley set the fast time in Cadet 9 and Cadet 12, whilst in Juniors Isaac McNeill was quickest in KA3 Junior Heavy, Jack Szwezcuk was quickest in KA3 Junior Light, thus completing a double for the strong Empire Kartsport team. Liam Carr put in a superb lap to top qualifying in KA2 Junior and break the dominance of the local drivers.

Cadet 9, Martin Hsieh

In the Senior Restricted classes, it was all IKC members with Scott Gray fastest in TAG Restricted Masters, Jack Munro quickest in TAG Restricted Light and Zac King the fastest in TAG Restricted Medium.


DD2 was led by Bailey Sagaidak, Romeo Nasr upset the strong local contingent in KA3 Senior, Brent Reading was very impressive in taking the fastest lap in TAG Heavy, whilst Kiwi driver Kiahn Burt was fastest in TAG Light.

TAG Restricted Medium, Zac King

Racing commences today at 8.00am with 3 Heats for all classes across the day, with all Finals tomorrow.

  • results on speedhive HERE
  • watch the live stream on YouTube (Sat and Sun) HERE

Saturday’s Stream, below:

Cadet 12, Cooper Folley
KA3 Junior Heavy, Isaac McNeill
KA3 Junior Light, Jack Szewczuk
KA2 Junior, Liam Carr
TAG Restricted Masters, Scott Gray
TAG Restricted Light, Jack Munro
DD2, Bailey Sagaidak
KA3 Senior, Romeo Nasr
TAG Heavy, Brent Reading
TAG Light, Kiahn Burt