READY TO RACE: The Emerald Kart Club has its final meet of the season this weekend.
READY TO RACE: The Emerald Kart Club has its final meet of the season this weekend. Terry Hill

Championship glory on the line for Emerald Kart Club

THE cadets class is sure to go down to the wire in the final round of the BlueChip Heavy Haulage and Earthmoving Club Championship.

The championship wraps up tomorrow at the Emerald Kart Club track and club president Shane Nixon is expecting karters from Townsville to Gladstone to turn out for it.

Though it is the final round of the championships, Nixon expects the open competition will draw good numbers.

"It's the last fair dinkum round of the year," Nixon said.

"We still have a Christmas meeting, which is more social.

"This is the last round of serious racing."

Not much separates local boys Logan Rix and Mack Nixon in the cadets class.

"They have been neck and neck all year," Nixon said.

"This weekend it will come down to who takes the points.

"Everyone who comes always says the cadets are the ones to watch.

"They drive as fast as they can with no malice.

"It's a real pleasure to watch."

He commended the cadet class racers who will often step out of their karts and onto the playground and be the best of friends after each race.

"They all shake hands before the race and they shake hands no matter who wins," Nixon said.

In the Queensland sportsman heavy class, Emerald's Andy Dyne and Blackwater's Jeromy Sonter will battle it out for points in a bit of town rivalry.

Practice starts at 9am at the Emerald Kart Track, with racing to start after 11am.

Nixon said nine classes would be racing in five race rounds so the action would last late into the afternoon.


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