Class placings are again going down to the wire in this year's Mainland Series as karters from across the South Island head to Christchurch today for the KartSport Canterbury club's two-day Garden City Communications-sponsored Garden City16MainlandSeriesJnrRotaxSIJoshuaBethunelr-1.jpg Championships meeting at Christchurch's Carrs Road Raceway.

It's closest in the Rotax Heavy class where Kevin Barker from Nelson leads Andrew Downs from Greymouth, Ian Carter from Dunedin and another Nelson driver, Daryl Wehner.

There is also little in it in Rotax Junior where Christchurch's Zac Christensen leads Logan Thompson from Invercargill and Dominic Robertson from Christchurch.

The situation is a little more clear-cut as far as the competition amongst participating clubs (for the Interclub Cup) is concerned with KartSport Canterbury a clear leader over KartSport Nelson, KartSport Southland, KartSport Greymouth and KartSport Dunedin.

The Garden City meeting has attracted a 60+ entry across six classes with an impressive 13 in Vortex Mini ROK, 12 in Cadet ROK and 10 in Rotax Max Light.

As well as placings and Mainland Series points up for grabs, there are two V8 Superdrive prizes on offer (one for a Senior, one for a Junior competitor) and a draw for a set of Dunlop tyres.

There will be action on track both days, with free entry for spectators to the Carrs Rd track which is situated on the corner of Carrs Rd and Wigram Rd in Halswell.

 CAPTIONS: Joshua Bethune (#SI) and Jacob Douglas (#9) at last year's Garden City Champs meeting in Christchurch. Photo credit: Fast Company/Steve King


Prepared by FAST COMPANY on behalf of KartSport New Zealand. To find out more about KartSport in this country contact Ross MacKay on 021 677 919 or via e-mail at ross@fastcompany.co.nz

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