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Huge prizes available for some of Australia's best

JUNIORS: Seth Mathie (42) shows his style at the Warwick Karting Club day at Sandy Creek .
JUNIORS: Seth Mathie (42) shows his style at the Warwick Karting Club day at Sandy Creek . Gerard Walsh

KARTING: The Junior Top Guns karting event at Sandy Creek beginning today will play host to a generous prize pool, with $15,000 on offer over the weekend.

Warwick Kart Club president Peter Lane said the event was a good way to reward juniors for their contributions.

"The prize pool is due togood club management and our sponsors,” Mr Lane said.

"These types of events don't happen without sponsors, so we're very thankful for everything they do for the club.

"It is important to give back to our juniors and that is the aim of the meet.

"If we don't have juniors, we won't have seniors.

"It's very encouraging to see the positive response from juniors.

"We always encourage our junior base and hope they go on in the sport.”

Mr Lane said camaraderie within the club was strong.

"We have a number of seniors that provide a role model-type figure for our juniors coming through the ranks,” he said.

"These are guys that started at a young age and continue to give back to the club.

"They offer help to juniors and give them advice on set-up and driving styles amongst other things.”

As for the on-course action starting today, patrons will be in for a ride.

"Spectators can expect fast-paced and close racing,” Mr Lane said.

"Some of the best juniors in Australia from ages seven to 16 will be here.

"This is motorsport in its purest form.”

The Junior Top Guns karting event takes place at Sandy Creek Raceway.

Saturday: Practice from 9am, racing from 1pm

Sunday: Racing begins from 9am

Entry is free, with closed-toe shoes recommended for spectators.

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