TRACKING WELL: Brock Thornton in action in his Rotax 125 at the Warwick Karting Club.
TRACKING WELL: Brock Thornton in action in his Rotax 125 at the Warwick Karting Club. Gerard Walsh

Tiny top guns to hit 90km/hr on Sandy Creek track

LITTLE revheads rejoice as the Warwick Junior Top Guns race to the Sandy Creek Raceway for a weekend of top-tier competitive action.

Secretary for the Warwick Kart Club Fiona Williams said the event boasted the largest prize pool of any junior karting event in Australia.

Up to $35,000 worth of items is up for grabs across the weekend.

The race brings in competitors from all over the country, from the southern tracks in South Australia to northern Queensland towns like Gladstone.

Mrs Williams said the event was not one to miss for both competitors and spectators.

"It is amazing to watch, we have seven-year-olds flying around the track at 90km/h,” she said.

"Our cadet classes like the twelves and nines are the most skilful to watch as they operate at high speeds and without bumping into one another.”

While the children are dead serious about competing on the track, Mrs Williams said once they are off-track they play like best friends.

"The Warwick Kart Club prides itself on being the friendliest place to race and that carries through into this event,” she said.

"If someone's kart is not working, all the competitors will be running around trying to help get them back on the track.

"I can't think of any other sport where that happens.”

The heats will run on Saturday from 8.30am-5pm and the finals on Sunday from 8.30am-3pm.

The event is free to attend.

Mrs Williams said it was the perfect time for any parents with race-obsessed children to have a taste of what the kart club offers.



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