Driver loves the adrenaline rush at Morgan Park Raceway
MOTORSPORT: Zak Hudson has just turned 17 but has been racing at Morgan Park for the past three years.
The Pittsworth driver raced go karts for five years at Sandy Creek Raceway before moving on to cars five years ago.
He was at Morgan Park for round 1 of the Queensland Motor Racing Championships which attracted more than 120 drivers at the weekend.
In the Hyundai class, he estimates he reaches speeds of 155/160kmh on the back straight.
Hudson had his first top-three finish in the Hyundai class at Morgan Park Raceway last weekend and has an ambition to drive in the improved production class.
"My dad Brad helps me with the car and we may buy a Mazda so I can compete in the improved production class,” he said.
"A Mazda will be faster by a long way, I race for the adrenaline rush and just love cars.
"The sponsorship of Moore Trailers and K and R Plumbing Supplies is a great help with my career.”
Hudson is an apprentice panel beater with his father in Pittsworth and was planning to go in the Pittsworth Sprints this year but they clash with a round of the state championships.
He admits to a few close shaves in his motor racing career but no major incidents.