Double Kart Prix Podium for Greenwood

press release

The X-treme Racing Apparel supported Karter; James Greenwood snatched a double podium of results at the 2010 Gold Coast Kart Grand Prix held at Gympie on the last weekend of October.

The 22yo Electrical Tradesman was competing in two different weight classes of the Yamaha 100cc powered Clubman division.

Above: James Greenwood #12 at the wheel of his X-treme Racing Apparel supported Harrington Doyle Monaco Clubman Kart
pic - Roxanne Beetham, DRK Team Photographer

James fought tremendously hard all weekend to finish 2nd outright in the very competitive Clubman Heavy class.  In other racing, although more than 10kgs heavier than his fellow competitors, James also finished 3rd outright and on the podium in the Clubman Light class.

The 2010 Gold Coast Kart Grand Prix was held at Gympie this year, whilst the Gold Coast Kart Club is progressing plans for their new track near Beaudesert, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. 

Greenwood tussled in Clubman Heavy with current Queensland State Champion, Shay Mayes and Sedan car racer Kris Walton.  In earlier heat racing on the day, the three were a meagre 27 / 100ths of a second apart crossing the finish line.  The racing was spectacular to say the least and drew the spectators to the fence each time they journeyed out on the track.

In the lead up to the final round of the 2010 Supercheap Auto Kart Series, the Gold Coast Kart Grand Prix was an important preparation event for Greenwood, as he completed final testing before the long trip to compete with Team mate Brendan Nelson at Rockhampton this weekend (6th & 7th November).

“It’s terrific to see James completing this limited program in 2010 in the lead up to a bigger calendar of racing with us in 2011”, said Harrington Doyle Racing Team Manager, Craig Doyle.  “Our intention has been to bolster our Team to 2 competitive Clubman entries and tackle the 2011 CIK Stars of Karting Yamaha Clubman Series and some of the bigger Title meetings more earnestly.  This year was about getting James back in the seat, getting comfortable, sharpening the focus and sorting Team logistics before heading interstate next year.”