Racing resumes at Mount Isa's Lagoon Park Raceway

The season of go karting starts at Lagoon Park Raceway. Photo: Contributed.
The season of go karting starts at Lagoon Park Raceway. Photo: Contributed.

KARTING action will return to Lagoon Park Raceway on Saturday as local karters compete for the first round in the 2017 Championship.

With a new year comes a new challenge with many young drivers making the step up into new classes this season.

Myles Campbell will step up from the Cadet 9 class in which he won his maiden title, to the Cadet 12 class.

Sisters Allisa and Tara Sidnell will also be on the move.

After taking out the Cadet 12 championship last year, Tara will be making the step up to the more powerful KA4 Junior Class.

Her older sister Allisa will be moving up to the KA3 Senior class.

In the fastest class for the night TAG 125 Kevin Rowsell will be out to defend his title from last year.

However, Rowsell is expected to be met with some stiff competition.

Mark Bond and Adam Chirio are shaping up as absolute title contenders after both putting on some stellar displays in the final half of last year’s season.

In what is expected to be one of the most hotly contested classes of the night KA3 Senior Medium will feature a mixture of both old and new faces.

Trevor Hollyman is out to defend his title from the likes of 2016 KA3 light champion Anthony Rowsell who is making his debut in the class.

Returning to the Karting scene after a six year hiatus is Brett Twyford.

A true title contender Twyford will be racing in the KA3 Senior Medium class, the class in which he was crown Club Champion back in 2009.

Racing will kick off at 3pm on Saturday at Lagoon Park Raceway, Bendall Dr off Duchess Rd.

Entry is free and canteen facilities are available, with closed in footwear enabling access to the pits.

Anyone interested in the sport of karting is encouraged to head down to the track to find out more information.