Sager Set For Nationals Tilt In Townsville

AKA press release

For the past eight years, Moranbah teenager Liam Sager and his father Brad have criss-crossed the country racing karts.

Early next week the pair will travel to one of their closest tracks, a six hour journey to Townsville, to begin their preparations for the 47th National Sprint Kart Championships sponsored by Yamaha being held over the Easter weekend (April 10 – 12).


Since starting his karting career at the tender age of seven Liam has developed into one of the country’s top young drivers and this year will be his second attempt at victory in the National Title.

“Since Liam was three years old, all he wanted to do was race karts so as soon as he was old enough he started racing and really enjoys it,” said Brad.

“Over the past few years we have competed in almost every State Championship across the country, along with last year’s National Championships in Tasmania.

“While the sport is competitive and winning is good, there are a number of other benefits along the way. We’ve made some good friends all across the country and Liam is learning about car control and driving well before he gets his road licence.

Above: Sager will be competing in the Junior National Light and Heavy categories

“By spending so much time together travelling it is also good to know that your kids have something to focus on rather than going out, hooning on the streets or getting up to mischief.”

At next weekend’s Event Sager will be competing in the Junior National Light and Heavy categories on a track where he has enjoyed some good success at throughout his career.

When the State Championships were last held at Townsville’s Sun City Raceway in 2006 Sager finished third in the Rookies category (for drivers aged between 10 and 12 years).

“I really enjoy the Townsville track, it is one of my favourites in the country,” said Liam.

“The Nationals is the biggest race meeting of the year and over the past few weeks I’ve prepared for it by racing in the final shakedown meeting in Townsville and also a big Event in Victoria.

“I won the Light division at the Shakedown and finished third in Heavies, so I’m really looking forward to racing next weekend.”

Qualifying for the National Championships will be held on Friday April 10 with heat races to be contested on Saturday April 11 followed by the Championship Finals on Sunday April 12.