READY TO GO: Warwick driver Nic Lane, pictured on his way to a state championshp win last year, will compete this weekend.
READY TO GO: Warwick driver Nic Lane, pictured on his way to a state championshp win last year, will compete this weekend. Aaron DeLuca.

Champ on track for another karting season

KARTING: Warwick Karting Club member Nic Lane won his first karting state championship late last year and is ready to start the new season at Sandy Creek Raceway on Sunday.

There will be seven club rounds this season.

Lane combined with Simon Ham to win the 2017 SEK Endurance state championship. There were two rounds in Warwick and Gympie and single rounds in Lismore, Port Macquarie and Ipswich.

They finished on the podium in the six rounds they contested and were on the top step in three rounds. Lane secured six pole positions and had the fastest lap in five rounds.

"My Dad (Peter) is always with me at each race meeting but I receive support and sponsorship from a lot of people in Australia and overseas,” he said.

Lane made it two wins last season when he won the Warwick Karting Club championship in the tag 125 open class for the first time at Sandy Creek Raceway.

He has had some tough competition in tag 125 open in recent years from Warwick driver Daniel Plant.

"Daniel won the championship in 2016 and I was the 2017 winner,” Lane said.

Practice on Saturday at Sandy Creek Raceway and racing in round 1 of the championships from 9am Sunday. Free admission.



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