|Monday, 25 April 2011 01:22|
Locals honour Norton Rogers in Two-Track Challenge
There was plenty of go-kart action on the track this Easter weekend as the Norton Rogers Two-track Challenge kicked into gear.
The six race meet, which was split between Gladstone and Rockhampton, attracted over 100 drivers from across Central Queensland for two frenetic days of racing.
Gladstone Kart Club played host for the Saturday leg of the challenge as the host paid tribute to the late local karter Norton Rogers.
"The club members wanted to do something because they're a great family and we couldn't think of a more fitting way," Gladstone Kart Club Vice President Keith Butler said.
Josh Rogers (cousin to Norton) did the family proud with first in the rookie division (9-13 year-olds) while his fellow clubman also rose to the occassion.
Jason Faint blitzed the field in the Leopard Heavy en route to first place and John Martin won the Clubman Light category in a successful meet for the Harbour City, which saw Benny Benedetto, John Krahenbring, Craig Butler and Dave Roberts all place in their respective divisions.
Norton's parents Lyall and Donna entered their late son in the Leopard Light class as a tribute and were presented with the third place trophy from the field of three drivers.
The large meet was a learning curb for the Gladstone club as they build towards the State Titles, which they will host this time next year.
Sam Darroch | 24th April 2011 read article here Gladstone Observer