Drivers turn up the heat

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
NW Mediums in formation.
Camera IconNW Mediums in formation. Credit: Pictures: Leah Watkins

The first major open meet for karting in the Northern Zone Series was held on Sunday in Exmouth.

After a nice break over the hotter months, drivers were back and ready to hit the track for some competitive racing.

Still facing hot conditions, with a top temperature of 41.8C at the track, the competition had a total of 36 competitors, with four from Perth, one from Geraldton and the rest from the North West region.

The three racers who travelled up from Perth and Geraldton came to help get the WA Open Performance class running again this year, bringing the total number of classes out on the track to seven.

Karratha racers took out the top three spots in the Pro Cadets, with Max Duncombe in first place followed by William Campbell and Dusty Fowler. In North West Medium, Karratha’s Riley Smith took out first place, followed by Glenn McDougall from Hedland and Brent Barton from Karratha.

Donny Davis from Karratha received two first places for both KA3 Junior and KA4 Combined, which was a tough ask in such hot conditions.

Exmouth’s Aiden Passmore also took out the top spot for the two classes that he ran, which were North West Lights and TaG125 Combined.

In the WA Open Performance, Greg Campbell from Karratha placed first, followed by Daniel Stewart from the Mid West and Blake Preston from Hurricane Kart Club in Perth.

Exmouth Kart Club members were lucky enough to receive some funding of about $1900 from the Shire of Exmouth to stage the round.

The next round will be held at Hedland Kart Club on April 26.

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