Kart titles up for grabs at Sandy Creek Raceway
KARTING: Dave Dyson and Nic Lane are two of the Warwick-based drivers eyeing off titles as 60 drivers compete in Round 7 of the Warwick Karting Club Championships on Sunday.
Drivers from as far as Lismore and Sunshine Coast will be at the meeting, which is the final round of the 2017 club championships at Sandy Creek Raceway.
Club president Peter Lane said most of the titles in the eight classes were still in the balance.
Dyson will be competing in restricted heavy and will go into Round 7 with the lead as he aims to win another club championship.
Warwick pair Nic Lane and Daniel Plant are in the tag light 125 class. Lane is in the lead and has enough points to be odds-on to win the championship.
Jayden O'Dea can finish second or third in class but a championship win is out of reach in only his second season in the sport.
While 10 to 15 drivers from Warwick will compete, there will be more Warwick club members in action as many drivers from east of the Great Dividing Range call Warwick their home club.
After this weekend, the club will have one 2017 racing day to go on December 16 as a forerunner to the Christmas party and end-of-season presentations at Clippers Bar and Grill.
Peter Lane said membership numbers were similar to last year.
"We didn't have any national meetings this year, which are good money- spinners for the club, so revenue is down a bit,” he said.
"The club is financially viable and in a pretty good position.
"We have applied to host a national meeting next year but don't know yet whether we will secure a meeting.”
In 2016, the club hosted a pro tour national round and the state championships.
The state championships move between clubs and Warwick gets the chance to host a round only once every five or six years.
Practice is on Saturday, with racing on Sunday between 9am and 3pm. Admission is free.
The karting club is always looking for new members/ drivers or volunteers to help out. If you're interested, phone Peter Lane on 0418740021.