Here?s wheel talent
IF YOU see Kurt Wilson flying past you this weekend, don't stop him.
The 14-year-old from Lismore will have his foot flat to the boards today and tomorrow as he mixes it with Australia's best young karting talent in the Young Guns Titles, as well as swapping his kart for a four-cylinder Ford Telstar and the track for the dirt at the Lismore Speedway tonight.
The Young Guns Titles feature a full program of practice, qualifying and racing all weekend for karters from all over Australia and New Zealand.
Kurt's hoping to emulate his heroes Craig Lowndes and Marcus Ambrose and make it to the V8 Supercars and, with V8 legend Glenn Seaton in Lismore this weekend, there's no better place to start.
Kurt races in the Junior National Light category, carries some pedigree into the race after wins at Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Lismore already this year and at his home track he's looking to back them up.
"This is the biggest meeting for juniors all year so there's plenty of good racing," he said. "Last year I finished third so hopefully I'll be up the front somewhere again."
And while most of us would struggle racing in one type of category, Kurt handles the changes with aplomb.
"It is hard because the car is bigger and slides around more on the dirt whereas the kart sticks to the track," he said. "But they're both great fun."