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Preview: Qld Championships

AKA press release

The Rockhampton Formula K Kart Club will host the largest event in its history when drivers from all across Australia gather for the 2008 Queensland State Karting Championships presented by the Smart City Vocational College next weekend (July 4 – 6).

With 402 entries received across 15 categories drivers as young as seven and as experienced as 50 years old will be vying for championship honours.

In the elite junior category, Junior Clubman, 25 teenagers will line up to challenge for the honour of becoming state champion. The entry list for this class is full of future motor racing stars including Matthew Brabham - the grandson of the great Sir Jack Brabham, Queenslanders Chris Hays (Gold Coast) and Tyler Greenbury (Toowoomba), New South Wales drivers Mathew Hart and Nathan Morcom along with Victorians Kayne Hughes and Gary Jacobsen.

The stars of Australian karting are spread amongst the senior categories with the 125cc Leopard Light class set to explode with no less than nine current or former Australian champions lining up in the 33-kart field. Flying the flag for the Queenslanders will be Kel Treseder (Bundaberg), Nathan Mills (Moranbah), Cian Fothergill (Gladstone) along with local drivers Matt Dicinoski, Luke Brill and Graham Parjbisz. The interstate invasion will be led by the Victorian drivers with Bart Price, Matt Wall, David Sera and Grant Smith heading the charge.

“It is great to see the best drivers from all across Australia coming to Rockhampton for the championships,” said Rockhampton Formula K Kart Club President Gavin Dicinoski.

“With just over 400 entries it is not only the biggest event we’ve seen here in Rockhampton but it also one of the biggest in Australian karting this year.

“There is going to be a real buzz around the track in the lead up during the week and then the tensions will rise towards the championship finals next Sunday (July 6) – it’s going to be great.”

Practice for the event begins during the middle of next week followed by qualifying on Friday July 4. Racing will continue across the weekend with the championship finals being contested on Sunday July 6.

A full entry list can be viewed by clicking here.


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