Lure of the track builds up for club

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Young driver Riley Grey, 8.
Camera IconYoung driver Riley Grey, 8. Credit: Brooke Maisey Photography

The go-karting season will begin again in Port Hedland next month.

Anyone from age six can get involved, but people are required to provide their own karts based on height, weight, and age.

Hedland Kart Club secretary Lyn Grey said the club was starting to build up strength in the Pilbara, and was seeing some consistency in members.

She said the sport allowed people to take risks in a controlled environment, and was particularly important for children’s development, spacial awareness, and problem-solving.

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“It’s a great environment for younger people who don’t have extended family,” she said.

“It gets them out of the house and becomes a place for people to get involved.”

Ms Grey said the club had already received interest from more than 17 people in town.

She said although karting came at a cost, it was a great sport, and she encouraged people to have a go.

Hedland Kart Club drivers hit several new lap records at the Pilbara Pay Day event in August.

The event, which will return in February, attracted drivers from across the State and included national champion Nathan Davis, who drove in three different race classes.

The go-karting season atHedland Kart Club will run from February-August.

Hedland Kart Club was established in 1970 and has race tracks in Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, and Exmouth.

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