Team Report - Walker Bros Racing

press release

It's been a busy season 2008 for Team Walker Bros. Never having driven a kart in a race before February '08, Jay and brother Guy have made great headway.

Above: The Walker brothers in action practicing at Mildura

Guy races in JNH and Jay in JNL. They starting the season by doing a three day driver training camp in January,  hosted by Southern Go Kart Club, at their Bolivar track. The brothers were in well used karts for their first race meets. After getting off their P's it was time to start thinking about getting some new karts. Enter Omega Karts.

After looking around at the various makes we needed local support and help as the team still had lots to learn. Omega, being located in SA, was a perfect choice. Straight out of the box the Omega Bullet's were amazingly quick. The first drive at our club track (Bolivar) saw almost a full second knocked off our previous best times. Needless to say both boys were wrapped.

Above: Jay Walker

It has been a massive learning curve since our first race and we still have so much to learn as a team. Omega owner Kym Pearce has been an absolute gem in helping with set-ups etc.

Our first podium came four weeks after receiving our new karts. Jay placed in 3rd in the Barossa Night Titles. It was a great feat considering the calibre of the competition and the fact we had only a dozen or so races up our sleeve. Since then we have been making great headway. We've had just over half a dozen podium finishes since Barossa.

Our next great meet was again at Barossa for the Midget, Rookie, Junior challenge. It was bucketing down with rain and close to being cancelled. The meet went ahead and both Guy and Jay came home with third place. Again racing against much more experienced karters.

Above: Guy Walker

We now have a lot of work to do over the Christmas break to start off the new season with a bang. The team would like to thank Omega Karts Australia for all their support over our first year and we look forward to 2009. Thanks must also go to John Karavas at JK Tuning and all the people who have helped us at meets that have gone wrong.