THE small South Coast Speedway Kart club has once again proven to be David in a battle with Goliath when a small band of members recently headed north of the border to contest the Queensland state speedway kart titles at Gatton Speedway.
Current Australian champion, Glen Corish, along with his son Brandon, the defending Queensland champion, were once again the pair to beat in the 125cc title race despite a hiccup that saw them miss the first heat of racing.
Battling the sweltering hot conditions, the pair had no choice but to race as hard as they could for the rest of the evening to make up for the lost track time.
Glen and Brandon ran one-two in heats two and three, cementing themselves as the favourites for the final.
From the opening lap of the title decider, the Corish pair pulled a handy gap on the field and settled in for a one-on-one battle.
When Glen’s tyres started to deteriorate in the closing stages of the race, Brandon pounced. Moving to the front, he led his father to the chequered flag retaining his Queensland title.
The win capped off a great evening of racing for the South Coast club. Earlier in the event, Neville Britton claimed victory in the modified class despite being plagued with an intermittent engine problem. Dylan Goodger raced hard in the standard class to finish fourth, but he unfortunately blew a motor in the outlaw class while looking very fast. Goodger will be one to watch at the NSW titles to be held in February at Surfair Speedway, Moruya. The titles will be run by the South Coast Speedway Kart Club in conjunction with the East Coast Speedway Kart Club.
Shoalhaven speedway fans will have the chance to see the speedway karts in action as a support category to the Australian Speedcar grand prix this Saturday night at Nowra Speedway.