Plenty of get up and go – From the North Coast Times


Go-kart racer Henry Lake (14). Picture: Andrew Ritchie

HENRY Lake will make a comeback at the Rotax Pro Tour from January 23 to 25 in Melbourne just two years after his go-kart chassis and gear worth $20,000 was stolen.

The 14-year-old, who trains at tracks in Wanneroo and Cockburn, has been selected to compete in the tour with the Birel Team that starts in Melbourne this month. “It’s an elite tournament with the best drivers in the country and it’s so competitive, it’s very difficult to win,” Henry said.

“Go-karting has low numbers in WA so this is the next step for me and it will help me to develop as a driver.

“My focus next year is to compete in as much of the pro tournament as we can.”

Dad Jonathan Lake will accompany him on the tour for competitors aged 13-to-16 along with their mechanic and coach BD Soutar-Dawson from Flatout Karts in Malaga.

Jonathan said it would cost about $8000 for flights, accommodation and expenses for each of the seven rounds so they were seeking sponsorship.

Henry started racing go-karts aged 10 after developing an interest in cars when he went to the F1 Grand Prix in Singapore in 2009.

Go to henryrace or call Jonathan on 0419 000 486 to sponsor Henry.