Wyatt Wants National Glory

AKA press release

Second-generation racer Zane Wyatt is the current Tasmanian state karting champion and believes he has what it takes to defeat the ‘mainlanders’ at next weekend’s Australian Championships.

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Above: Zane Wyatt celebrates victory in last year's Tasmanian championship
pic - Cooper's Photography

The 46th National Sprint Kart Championships sponsored by Yamaha will be held on Wyatt’s home track, the Southern Cross Archerville Kartway, handing the 22-year-old the home ground advantage.

“I won last year’s state championship here in Launceston against some of the best drivers in the country, so there is no reason why I can’t do the same next weekend,” said Wyatt.

“My preparation has been perfect. I’ve won the last two races that I’ve competed at, however at a National title the level of competition steps up another few notches.

“You’ve certainly got to be on top of your game all week if you are going to be successful at the nationals.”

Since following his father, Chris’, footsteps into the sport at the age of nine Wyatt has developed into one of Tasmania’s top young drivers and will be one of 84 Tasmanian’s competing in next week’s event.

If successful in his quest to become Australian champion Wyatt will become the first Tasmanian driver since 2002 to win a national karting championship. During that year Launceston driver Marcus Burford was successful in the Junior National Heavy category.

Official practice for the National Championships begin next Wednesday following by qualifying on Friday, heat races on Saturday and the championship finals on Sunday.

The Southern Cross Archerville Kartway is located on Pipers River Road, Turners Marsh (through Rocherlea).


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