Grass kart club finds successes in the South

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A South Canterbury group is celebrating success after a recent national competition.
The region’s Grass Kart Club competed at the New Zealand Grass Kart Championships in Invercargill and celebrated with several placings.
Club secretary Angela Rae said 17 club members competed in the competition — the 23rd time the event has been held.
‘‘They were competing in various grades from midgets through to 206cc-255cc watercooled power-ported twostroke.’’
Two days of almost perfect race conditions meant no dust, no watering and very little track maintenance was needed, she said.
After all six rounds were contested, the top two of each senior grade raced for the champion of champions, which was won by South Canterbury member Kate Brown, with Nathan Reid second.
Standout performances were:
Midgets: Jacob Cunniffe, 2.
Intermediates: Flynn Coskerie, 3; Jordan Trumper, 7; Thomas Flynn 9.
Juniors: Kurt Bayliss, 4; Rowan Chang, 5; Jordan Rae, 6; Brad Rae, 8.
Ladies: Kate Brown, 1.
Lifan: Arron Campbell, 11.
0-205 air-cooled four-stroke: Jason Todd, 1; Daniel Brown, 4; Arron Campbell, 7.
0-130 W/C PP 2 stroke: Ben McLaren, 1; Nathan Reid, 2; Kyle Robertson 8.
206-255 W/C PP 2 stroke: Ben McLaren, 1; Andrew Green, 3; Richard Brown, 5; Ross Foster,
11.
Champions of Champions: Kate Brown, 1; Nathan Reid, 2.
The South Canterbury Family Grass Kart Club was formed about 15 years ago when the Timaru and Geraldine clubs amalgamated.
It races on the fourth Sunday of every month and is lucky enough to have generous farmers within the South Canterbury area who allow the club to use their paddock.
Club membership fluctuates but recently 30-35 karts have been racing at each meeting.
Members’ ages range from 5-70.