Driver wins state champs and top guns on successive weekends
KARTING: Driving Supercars is the eventual aim of Kurtis Tennant who has won back-to-back KA4 junior class titles at the Queensland Junior Top Guns at Sandy Creek Raceway.
The driver from Greenbank had four races wins out of five. In the second race of the weekend, he raced at the back of the field after having a stub axle break.
"The wheel fell off just before the start of the race and my Dad had a spare stub axle,” he said.
"I was glad it didn't happen in a race.”
The last of his wins in class was in the final.
Sport is a family affair for the Tennant family as Kurtis's brother Cooper plays junior rugby league for Logan Brothers.
Their mother Kym Tennant said she cleaned the kart and put the fuel in while her husband Brett works on the mechanical side of the kart.
"We do all the sport together as a family, unless there is a rugby league game of a Sunday, we are all at the kart racing,” she said.
Last weekend, they travelled to the Whitsundays in North Queensland for the state championships and Kurtis won his class.
While Kustis goes to Flagstone State Community College, Cooper is part of the Marsden School of Excellence program in rugby league.
The meeting attracted more than 120 drivers and gave away $33,000 in giveaways to make the total prize pool of $100,000 in four years.
The meeting without doubt has the most expensive prize pool for juniors in the state.
The last of the finals finished at lunchtime so the meeting ran like clockwork.