ABOVE: Jake Wheeler, 16, of Casino, raced in the seniors category for the first time at the Northern Rivers Kart Club meeting yesterday.
ABOVE: Jake Wheeler, 16, of Casino, raced in the seniors category for the first time at the Northern Rivers Kart Club meeting yesterday. Alina Rylko

Heat is on but young Jake stays right on track

CASINO driver Jake Wheeler was among a field of 47 karting enthusiasts who braved the heat at the Lismore Showground yesterday.

Numbers were slightly down for the latest Lismore Kart Club competition round.

"We're a bit down on numbers because of the heat and the time of year it is,” club president Barry Fisher said.

"You can't always get the big fields when it's this close to Christmas and other things are happening.

"Jake Wheeler had a good day on the track; he's a nice style of driver and does everything right out there.

"He's come through the junior ranks and is racing in the senior division now.”

The field was a mix of local drivers with the rest coming from South-East Queensland.

Some new kids raced for the first time while others had the chance to brush up on their skills.

"The driving was a decent standard and the meeting went off with any major incidents,” Fisher said.

"The Senior KA4 class was good to watch and there was a bit of a battle there between two brothers Curt and Dmitri Nommensen.

"It was a good effort from everyone involved considering how hot it was.

"A couple of new kids started and they all received encouragement awards, which was nice.”

Another club round is set down for December 4.



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