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7 December, 2020

Young Dayne clinches kart championship

AFTER just a year behind the wheel, Atherton’s Dayne Ross aged 11 has taken home his first championship after the Cairns Kart Racing Club Cadet 12 Championship.

By Rhys Thomas

Atherton’s Dayne Ross aged 11 has just picked up his first Cairns Kart Club Championship after their Cadet 12 division finished recently.

AFTER just a year behind the wheel, Atherton’s Dayne Ross aged 11 has taken home his first championship after the Cairns Kart Racing Club Cadet 12 Championship. 

Held over the last six months the championship saw Dayne on the track against some of Queensland’s top Cadet 12 competitors and even against the current Queensland Champion. 

Cadet 12 refers to the age group and division that Dayne competes in against others his age, all drivers use a smaller less powerful go kart than older divisions. 

Dayne’s dad, Chris Ross was excited to see his son perform so well despite only starting to race recently. 

“Dayne has always had an interest in racing from a very young age, probably due to the fact that both his Mother and I have competed in dirt track speedway for many years,” he said. 

“Dayne loves competing against the other kids he tries every race to improve his lap times and track position.

“It is a family affair attending Dayne’s race meetings his pit crew usually consists of Mum, Dad and sister Emma and we all get a thrill watching him race.” 

Dayne is now looking forward to his last year competing in Cadet 12’s before he moves up a division and hopes to travel and compete on more tracks right across Queensland.


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