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Karting club never stops racing

TRACKSIDE: Warwick Karting Club member Hayden Sell after the best day of his career so far.
TRACKSIDE: Warwick Karting Club member Hayden Sell after the best day of his career so far. Gerard Walsh

THE Warwick Karting Club was formed 30 years ago and has been based at Sandy Creek Raceway since its inception.

Peter Lane is the current president and together with his committee and a large number of volunteers is gearing up for this weekend's Junior Top Guns meeting.

There are 60 nominations for the meeting so far but 100 are expected. Drivers will come from as far as Emerald, Mackay and Lismore.

Due to the event not being the weekend before the State Cup, numbers are down 40 with many of the drivers from down south not making the trip north for one weekend of racing.

There will be $15,000 worth of prizes for place-getters.

The karting club holds nine meetings each year.

Racing is in eight classes.

The club has 130 members, including 20 from the Warwick area.

Like many sports in the horse power field, the Warwick Karting Club is a hub for competitors from across south-east Queensland, including a number from the Gold Coast.

Sandy Creek Raceway is the venue for regular national series meetings and has attracted many motorsport legends starting their own sons in karting.

Peter Lane is president, Fiona Williams secretary, Brett Evans treasurer and Luke O'Dea the vice president.

WHAT: Warwick Karting Club

WHERE: Sandy Creek Raceway

COST: Free entry for spectators for all meetings

CONTACT: President Peter Lane on 0418740021

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