Kart Club burning rubber in lead up to Cup

Burning rubber: Junior kart racers Lawson Creed and Zach Munckton (back) with Ava Munckton and   Lana Aylen during a meet this month.
Burning rubber: Junior kart racers Lawson Creed and Zach Munckton (back) with Ava Munckton and Lana Aylen during a meet this month.

Karters hit the go kart track at Frogs Hollow earlier this month as a prelude to the Sapphire Coast Kart Club’s biggest annual race meet. 

Officials said it was the last race meet ahead of the Momsen Motors Sapphire Cup, which is set to run on October 29-30. 

The day featured the club’s ever growing group of enthusiastic junior racers all looking to improve their lap times and race positions. 

Lana Aylen, Ava Munckton, Lawson Creed and Zac Munckton were among some of the junior racers taking part with Zach leading the field on the day. 

 "It is only by being at the track and watching their spirited racing that one can really appreciate the skill of these kids,” A spokesman for the club said.

“They are seven to nine-year olds driving at speeds that, for their size, must surely equate to Formula 1.”

Organisers said spectators are always welcome at the track and a number turned out to watch the weekend racing. 

“Everyone is urged to head along and enjoy the Momsen Motors Sapphire Cup in October,” the spokesman said. 

“This is the biggest race event of the Sapphire Coast Kart Club’s calendar and attracts racers from across NSW as well as Canberra and Victoria.

“There is no better time to catch some of the best racing action on the Sapphire Coast.”

Officials are expecting good entries across a number of classes, but said the juniors were an ever-growing class with the Cadet 9s and Cadet 12s to feature especially during the event. 

The Frogs Hollow circuit provides a demanding layout that offers up exciting racing.  

The Sapphire Cup is a great weekend for locals and visitors alike to visit Frogs Hollow and watch go kart racing at its best. 

“The real beauty of go kart racing is that it is open to and practiced by ladies and gentlemen both, from the ages of seven to 70 and over,” the spokesman said. 

Entry is free for spectators during both days of the competition and the club will have full amenities and a canteen available. 

Anyone new to the track should just look for the Frogs Hollow sign on the Princes Highway 12km south of Bega. 

Anyone interested in taking up kart racing is always welcome and the club is also happy to welcome any volunteers to lend a hand during race days. 

If you would like to join or help out a local sporting club just give us a call as we would welcome you to the Club.  Phone Janelle on 0473 075 649 or email jlo95784@bigpond.net.au.