Karts in the dark

Circular Head Kart Club’s Logan Dixon in the KA4 Junior Lights showing his winning form during Saturday’s ‘Tall Timbers Marathon’ and ‘Grant McGlasson Memorial’ races at the Briant Park track. Photo courtesy of Brent “Brutus” Scales. (Below) Winners of the day accepting their trophies inlcude (from left) Scott Hildyard, Southern Tasmanian Kart Club – Senior Marathon; Toby Callow Launceston Kart Club – Cadet 9 Marathon; Logan Dixon Circular Head Kart Club – Junior Marathon; Jesse Keeling Southern Tasmanian Kart Club – Cadet 12 Marathon; Jason Close North Western Kart Club – Grant McGlasson Memorial.

CHKC. Circular Head Kart Club hosted two features at Briant Park on Saturday, the Tall Timbers Marathon and Grant McGlasson Memorial, in the hopes of increasing entries and drawing larger crowds.

Unfortunately numbers were still down but for those who were there, the weather leading up to the event and the threatening clouds on Saturday fortunately held off for the day.

Being a day/night meet, the racing started later than usual with plenty of action including a spill in which one of the drivers was stretchered off but had no serious injury and was back on his feet in no time.

The great thing about karting is the involvement of the entire family and the range in ages of the drivers from nine to ancient status.

After the meal break the night racing started in earnest with some excellent driving.

For me the highlight of the racing was some of the driving from the juniors: local lad Logan Dixon had a stellar weekend culminating with winning the Junior Marathon, also the Whelan brothers Darcy and Campbell in cadet 9 and 12 classes respectively came all the way from Hobart and showed a heap of potential, definitely ones to watch for the future.

Also having a winning day in the marathon races were Toby Callow (Cadet 9), Jesse Keeling (Cadet 12) and Scott Hildyard (Seniors), while Jason Close (TAG Restricted) took home the Grant McGlasson Memorial title.

All in all, a very successful day run by the Circular Head Kart Club and the visitors from the other regions always seem to enjoy racing at Briant Park against the locals and its excellent facilities.

As told by Brent “Brutus” Scales

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