Noah Smith competes in the Cadet 9 category at the 20th Young Guns event at the Lismore Kart Club.
Noah Smith competes in the Cadet 9 category at the 20th Young Guns event at the Lismore Kart Club. Marc Stapelberg

Lismore’s Young Guns Titles hailed huge success

QUEENSLAND drivers dominated the annual Young Guns Titles at the Lismore Showground.

Nathan Herne and Ryan Newell fared the best in the local contingent with 107 competitors at the 20th running of the event.

"It was absolutely brilliant racing once again," Lismore Kart Club president Barry Fisher said.

"The kids did well to stay on the track with some of the heavy showers we had on Sunday.

"Most of the divisions were full and we had every age from seven to 16.

"We covered a fair distance in how far they came from this year again."

A strong contingent came from as far north as Mount Isa in Queensland down to the North Shore in Sydney.

V8 Supercar driver David Russell, who started his racing career at the Lismore kart circuit, was a special guest on Saturday.

He donated a pair of gloves he wore at Bathurst two years ago to Warwick's Jade Hardacre.

"That was a great part about it this year," Fisher said.

"To have David here and Jade Hardacre was ecstatic to get the gloves.

"He talked to the kids about how far they can go and what it takes to get to the next level.

"A lot of people were saying this is the best year we've had and all the kids left with some sort of prize."

Winners were Ben Deissler (Junior Max), Zac Crichton (KA4 Light), Broc Feeney (Junior Performance), Mack Nixon (Cadet 12), Kyle Evans (Cadet 12- p plate), Ben Ploetz (Cadet 12-provisional) Lee White (KA3 Junior), Jade Hardacre (KA4 Junior Heavy), Saxon Moyes (KA4 Junior C and D), Harrison Lyne (Cadet 9).



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