Local businesses get behind Lismore karting



LISMORE'S renowned Young Guns Titles, showcasing the best of regional, State and national speed kart drivers, will be hosted by the Lismore Kart Club on May 4, 5 and 6.

Drivers from New Zealand and throughout Australia have already entered.

"The Young Guns Titles get bigger every year and the talent of these young drivers is outstanding," event organiser Kerry Tolson said. "This year we've had inquiries from as far as Townsville and Darwin, as well as entries from New Zealand."

Lismore's Young Guns Titles meet has been running for 10 years and this year has been made a juniors only event with the backing of the NSW Australian Karting Association.

"As the meet gets larger, the competition and talent gets better," Tolson said. "Last year's meet was attended by the very best in Australia and with one of the prizes being a paid trip to the Australian Nationals this year, we've had entries from some of the top Formula Junior Max drivers including national champion David Whitmore."

Dedicated to junior race kart drivers aged from seven to 16, the meet is being heavily supported and sponsored by Lismore and other North Coast businesses to ensure the prizes and draws are some of the best on the Australian kart racing circuit.

Sponsors include Wizz Couriers, the Karinga Motel, Attards Sheet Metal, Northern Rivers Solar, The Woolmen, North Coast Karting Supplies, Azzurro Karts, All About Cars, KJ Autoparts, Singhs Tyre and Mechanical Ballina and Brunz Wreckers.

"Kart racing can be highly competitive and as such can become expensive," Tolson said. "Normally at the end of a race meet, you just receive a trophy and if you're lucky, your name in the motor sport mags.

"At the Young Guns Titles, we want the winners and all the other drivers to really be rewarded for the hard work they do out there on the track and that's what makes the Young Guns Titles a bit different."

Along with a race kart up for grabs, courtesy of Wizz Couriers, the pinnacle of junior racing, Formula JMA, will be a feature race in Lismore with the winner receiving a sponsored drive at the Australian Formula Rotax Nationals.

The winner of the Nationals will go on to Dubai for the World Rotax Championships.

Young Guns racing starts on Saturday, May 5, at 12 noon and continues on Sunday, May 6, from 9am to 5pm. Spectators are welcome.

Inquiries to Kerry Tolson on 6628 7722.



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