Grannies get on the karts for first time at come and try day
GO KARTS: Last month organisers at the Grafton Sporting Car Club held a go kart racing 'come and try day' for first time drivers to the sport.
And to the surprise of the organisers, two elderly grannies turned up to have their first ever crack at racing.
Armed with a doctor's certificate stating they were of sound body to take their first drive on the Grafton track. Mark Wright altered his son's kart to take the two ladies onto the track and they returned with a wide smile on their face so much so one was herd to say, hubby you will have to make one of these .
The two dare devils do have a connection to the club, Dulcie Beasley is the great-grandmother Tsaiah and Taleah Wright while Maree Hambly is the third cousin to Braith Martin. With so much racing blood in the families it was only a matter of time for the grannies to turn up for a drive.
National go kart's governing body Karting Australia have introduced a new tyre to the karting ranks with a difference in height and width and a lot more grip - these changes have caused a lot of head scratching on how to set up the karts to handle the new tyres.
The track record has only been recently broken by two fifteen-year-old drivers, Caleb from Lismore and Timmy from Coffs.
The two drivers were neck and neck around the course pushing each other to the limits and ended up smashing the track record by more than half a second.
Both drivers have moved up in the senior rankings this year and armed with the new tyres on board the lap times will surely continue to fall.