Go karts take off in Mount Isa

GO KARTING: Drivers had a thrilling time at two full days of racing on Saturday and Sunday at Lagoon Park, Mount Isa. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

GO KARTING: Drivers had a thrilling time at two full days of racing on Saturday and Sunday at Lagoon Park, Mount Isa. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Go karting kicked into high gear this weekend at its club championships at Lagoon Park in Mount Isa, 5km out of town off Duchess Road.

Drivers competed in three divisions across two days of racing starting on Saturday at 2pm.

Revitalising the sport this year, Mount Isa Go Kart president Scott Geary said it was a great weekend to coincide with the start of the 2017 Great Western Games. 

“We had some lap records set by Allisa on Saturday and Sunday, and Thomas Glasson set a record on Saturday.

"The racing was really hard and fast all weekend,” he said.

RESULTS are as follows:

KA4 light -Tara Sidnell 

KA3 Light - Allisa Sidnell 

KA3 Medium - 1st Thomas Glasson, 2nd Tony Campbell, 3rd Mark Ezzy.

Eleven drivers took to the track, with the largest class being the KA3 medium with nine drivers in it.

The Sidnell sisters will also compete this Sunday, June 25 in the Coal Field Titles in Emerald.

Geary said they were trying to rebuild the club after a couple of lean years.

“We’re trying to get it back up,” he said.

“We’ve had a couple of people returning after long absence away, which is really good,” he said.

Racing at Lagoon Park

Racing at Lagoon Park

All drivers brought their own vehicles to the 400m circuit for a good weekend of racing.

The championships were sponsored by Central Queensland Catering.

Sunday’s race day started at 10am, finishing with an awards presentation at 3.30pm.

Lagoon Park provided ample room for spectators wanting to get close to the action, with free entry to the championships and canteen facilities with hot food and cold drinks.

If you are interested in the adrenaline-inducing sport of go karting, contact Mount Isa Go Kart Club on Facebook.

The club says karting is a sport for all ages.

“Anyone who is looking to get involved in the sport is encouraged to head down to the track,” the club said.

“There you can have a look around and also have a chat with the members to find out more information.”

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