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Speedsters race for the titles

Cadet go-kart racers zoomed around the Whitsunday Motocross track today.
Cadet go-kart racers zoomed around the Whitsunday Motocross track today. Jacob Wilson

COMPETITORS as far north as Cairns and as far south as Gladstone have fired up their go-karts for a cracking weekend in the Whitsundays.

The Great Barrier Reef Titles, running today and tomorrow, features go-kart speedsters across a range of categories.

The title event has attracted  about 35 avid racers to the region.

Whitsunday Moto Sports Club treasurer Tracey Stroud said title competitions always proved to be an exciting spectacle.

"We have Australian and Queensland state title holders here and they have a lot of experience," she said.

"At our last title meeting with the young Cadet 12s they swapped the lead position five times in the final lap.

"It has been really safe and and excellent racing and it has been entertaining and pleasing to the crowd."

Stroud reminded go-kart enthusiasts in the region they didn't have to travel very far to get involved.

"It is an exciting and affordable motor sport offered right here in the region, if you are looking at being competitive you don't have to travel," she said.

Results will be available after the titles come to an end tomorrow.

Topics:  go-karts proserpine whitsunday motosports club whitsundays

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