Monday, 07 November 2011 23:02

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Drivers Report: Supercheap Final Gladstone 29-30 October.
Joel Jamieson & Josh Rogers show the way in the final round of the Supercheap Kart Series

KOSMIC KART 1st place MIDGETS - JOEL JAMIESON
KOSMIC KART 1st place ROOKIES - JOSH ROGERS

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Some great racing took place at Gladstone over the weekend of the 29/30th October, for the final round of the Supercheap Kart Series, the weather was fine, the track was fast creating some blistering times.

Cian Fothergill’s (Multiple Australian Champion and current CIK Pro-Light Champion) coaching has sure payed off for up and comer Joel Jamieson driving his best ever, dominating all weekend in some fierce battles between Midgets fastest Queenslanders, Harrison Hoey, Declan Fraser and Joseph Black, placing his MG engine powered Kosmic to victory and the round win, and 4th overall for the series. There were some very proud moments for his dad Mark and very nervous ones for his mum Tammy.

Josh Rogers set a blistering pace in practice and was set for record breaking qualifying when a flat tyre in the second lap left him 3rd on the grid. Race 1, a t-bone in the first corner breaking a side pod bar slowed him a little but still managing third place.

Sunday was a different story with all the bad luck out of the way, the Kosmic pilot rocketed to a win in both the 21 lap races with some great battles throughout the day against state title holder Jordan McGregor and closed state title holder Jack Bussey. All in all a great weekend finishing in 1st place.

The Supercheap points lead changed hands between Josh and Jordan throughout the year, making for a close battle for the series win, with Jordan prevailing by only 2 points over Josh for 2nd place. I would like to thank all the sponsors of the events throughout the year and a special thanks to Remo Racing for the sponsorship of this event.

I also had a great time at the NSW State Titles in Newcastle where I was the fastest Queenslander, I was 2nd in the first qualifier and 1st in the second qualifier. I went on to win the first heat, 2nd in the Pre-Final, front row for the final. Final day, heavy rain, was going to be a struggle not having much practice in the wet, managing to finish 4th in shocking conditions"

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"I still have 1 more year of rookies and hope next year will be my best. I would like to thank Cian Fothergill for his coaching during the year I have learnt a lot, and a special thanks to Mick Gollan for all his effort making my J engine one of the Fastest rookie engines on the planet"




LEOPARD HEAVY class topped the nominations with 14 entries and a field rich in talent and drivers from across QLD travelling to compete.

Local knowledge proved the key when Johnny Grother and Jason Faint cleared the field to lead home visiting drivers Gaven Whitmore and Matt Dicinoski.

"The weather and facility was brilliant for the weekend" Johnny Grother said.

"The Gladstone Club continues to prove they can host major meetings to the highest level. Everyone involved with the weekend left excited about racing here again"

Gladstone Kart Club will be the host for the 2012 QLD Open Championships which will attract hundreds of the best drivers from across Australia.