FIRST HOME: Jack Wheeler takes the chequered flag in the pre-final of the J-Max class at the Lismore Kart Club meeting yesterday.
FIRST HOME: Jack Wheeler takes the chequered flag in the pre-final of the J-Max class at the Lismore Kart Club meeting yesterday. Ross Kendall

The festive spirit shines at Kart Club’s Christmas meet

UP to 40 drivers took part in 28 races at the Lismore Showground track yesterday for the Christmas open club meeting.

"Competitors were battling it out across six classes including the cadet nines, for children up to that age, right through to a couple of classes for seniors, depending on how competitive the drivers wanted to be," Lismore Kart Club vice-president Sean Butler said.

As much as the events were about winning, the club prides itself on providing a family friendly atmosphere where people can feel comfortable getting to know the sport.

"If someone breaks a part other sin the club will hunt around to see if they have a spare so they can keep racing," Butler said.

The club also holds regular open days where members of the public can come along and have a try to find out what karting is like.

He said motor racing was an expensive sport but karting was the cheapest form.

"It is also a great training ground for the basics of driving," he said.

"This is where you learn your skills."

Local karters have gone on to compete in speedway and touring cars.



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