3rd September 2015
Five junior racers will represent Queensland based Project X Racing at this weekend’s fourth round of the Australian Kart Championship (AKC) in Newcastle with the weekend marking the penultimate event in the newly branded series for 2015. The weekend will also see Harrison Hoey step up into two classes as he continues to gain critical experience behind the wheel at a National level.
After having established himself within the KF3 category over last year and into 2015, Harrison Hoey will make the expansion into the newly formed KA Junior category in Newcastle. While also maintaining his commitment to KF3 this weekend, Hoey will add to his driving responsibilities as part of a 41 kart field in KA Junior. This will be seen as an important step for Harrison as he climbs the ranks of junior Karting and thus further building on his experience.
On the back of picking up a podium just two weeks ago at the Rotax Pro Tour as part of Junior Max Trophy, Jace Matthews will be back behind the wheel, this weekend in KA Junior. Matthews will be competing against team mate Harrison Hoey in the KA Junior category with the pair also regularly working alongside each other at the Pro Tour rounds.
Project X Racing’s KA Junior outfit will also include Queenslander’s Tayla Cullinane and Brieann Moyse. The pair have utilised the season to date competing in the AKC, as with their team mates, as an opportunity to truly develop their skills in Karting, racing against the best junior drivers in the country.
All junior drivers will be on circuit for four practice sessions on Saturday morning, one qualifying session and one heat race on Saturday afternoon with two heat races and a final across Sunday. All of Sunday’s events can be viewed via Live Stream at www.karting.net.au
William Yarwood – Team Principal, Project X Racing
“I’m looking forward to hitting the track in Newcastle with some of the Project X Racing junior drivers. It’s certainly a circuit that rewards determination and commitment behind the wheel and I feel like our drivers have prepared very well for this weekend. They are all looking to make the most of practice to identify a fast setup with qualifying being so critical with large fields in both KF3 and KA Junior.”
“It’s been a good consistent year so far in the Australian Kart Championship (AKC) for Project X Racing. We have learnt a lot and have been able to develop our drivers in a way that will prepare themselves very strongly for their future in Karting at the top level. I’m looking forward to getting into the business end of the year and bringing home some strong results.”
Round four of the 2015 Australian Kart Championship takes place at the Cameron Park Raceway, Newcastle, NSW from September 4-6.