Yuris Spelitis rounds a bend in the Warwick Karting Club meeting yesterday.
Yuris Spelitis rounds a bend in the Warwick Karting Club meeting yesterday.

Dentist in top gear on kart track

BRISBANE dental surgeon Yuris Spelitis knows a fair bit about the Warwick Karting Club – he was secretary for four years.

He is one of many out-of-town members of the club who turn up at working bees at the Sandy Creek Raceway, take their turn as an office bearer and then race at monthly club meetings.

Spelitis was one of 40 drivers at yesterday’s club meeting at the raceway.

“I haven’t driven my best as I don’t get enough time in the seat,” Spelitis said in reference to not training enough.

“It is hard if you lose 10 kart lengths at the start, after that I am fine.

“I have been racing karts off and on for 10 to 12 years and Warwick is the best club I have been involved with.”

Warwick-based member Michael Plant said the numbers were down yesterday because of Mother’s Day and two other kart meetings.

“Some are also waiting for the new (extended) track,” Plant said.

“A spray sealer has been put on the new section and hot mix will be laid this month.

“There will be a lot of working bees at the complex while the track cures in time for the Junior Challenge in August.”

Yesterday, the ambulance officers on duty were able to use a new air-conditioned shed which has recently been completed at the track.

Small sheds are being built to house each flag marshal on the new section as well as barriers around the new track.



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