On track at kart sport open day

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Youth and experience were represented on the track during an open day for Kart Sport Dunedin last Sunday.

The event attracted 18 competitors ranging in age from 7 to over 50.

Kart Sport Dunedin club president Mike Muir said there were not as many as hoped “but that’s what happens during winter”.

Kyle Dawson won the senior rotax max class and Callissa Campbell won the vortex mini rok class. It was her first win.

New track officials took responsibility for the race. That was good for the club because trained officials were usually in short supply, Muir said.

The next major event for the Kart Sport Dunedin club would be the national schools competition to be held in Blenheim on July 15 and 16.

Four Dunedin karters would compete – Jaxon Harvey (10), James Black (10), Marissa Ahlfeld (11) and Kohen Muir-Thomson (14).

Marissa would face difficult challenges because she was against a field of about 26 competitors while Kohen would also have his “work cut out”, Muir said

Jaxon and James did not attend Sunday’s open day. Competing instead in the third round of the national junior RoK cup in Te Puke, Jaxon and James placed second and third respectively in a strong field of 16 drivers.