Nick Lane with his kart at the Warwick Karting Club meeting on Sunday.
Nick Lane with his kart at the Warwick Karting Club meeting on Sunday. Gerard Walsh

Nick's in the fast lane

NICK Lane is only 12 but is already eyeing off a career as a Formula One driver.

The Warwick Karting Club member said racing professionally was his dream. For the present, his sporting focus is on monthly meetings at Sandy Creek Raceway and some out-of-town meetings.

The St Mary's student was in the first three in his class at Sandy Creek 10 days ago after being 6th in a field of 28 in Ipswich three weeks before. He is still finding his way in a new class, rookies, after graduating from midgets and is determined to win a state title.

He was fourth in the state closed titles two years ago in Warwick.

After a season in rookies, Nick is likely to go up to the junior national light class next year, then junior max.

"I really enjoy kart racing," he said.

This weekend, he will compete in the Young Guns competition at Lismore, an event which attracts the cream of karters from Sydney to North Queensland.



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