Wednesday, 14 September 2011 09:41


KARTING brothers James and Thomas Glasson in his MONACO KART took home five trophies between them at the Mount Isa Go Kart Club's Club Champs meeting at Lagoon Park Raceway at the weekend.


Thomas Glasson in his MONACO KART, leads the field in the Clubman Heavy.
Glasson also placed second in Clubman Light.

Article:: NEIL RATLEY / North West Star / 13 Sep, 2011 04:00 AM

James Glasson made an anticipated move up to the senior ranks and qualified fastest in the Clubman Super Heavy category with a time of 27.59 seconds. He went on to clean sweep the night with five wins from five heats ahead of Travis Crowther and Jack Vonhoff.

Older brother Thomas won the hotly contested Clubman Heavy category after topping qualifying with a time of 26.25 sec. This set Thomas up for three wins from five heats, placing him on the top step of the podium overall. Second went to Kevin Rowsell with Ryan Mackenzie placing fifth.

Thomas Glasson then placed second in the Clubman Light category behind Matthew Whitehead with Corey Thirlwall third ahead of Matthew Rogers.

Seven first year karters greeted the starter for the Cadets (7-11yrs) category. Jordan Dew qualified fastest in 30.37 sec that set him up with favourable starting positions for the five heats. He capitalised to win five from five heat races.

Aiden Wise had a standout meeting after qualifying second to take second overall ahead of Anthony English who came back from mechanical issues in the first half of the night to take the final step on the podium.

Jesse Shanks had his best meeting to date and was unlucky to miss out on third overall with a non-finish in the final hampering his results, relegating him to fourth place overall.

Fifth place went to Brianna Thirlwall ahead of Bradley Leonard and Lochlan Dew.

Amy O'Brien claimed qualifying honours with a time of 29.63 sec in the Rookies (10-12 yrs) category with a brilliant drive ahead of Anthony Rowsell who placed second ahead of Midgets graduate Chelsea Lillecrapp.

James Metsala won the action packed Junior National Light (12-16yrs) category. Emmily O'Brien took out qualifying with a 28.19 sec time however Metsala put on some impressive moves to win the first two heats. O'Brien bounced back to win the third and fourth heats.

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