Youngsters ready to rumble

Launceston Kart Club drivers Lochie Dalton, Tate Frost and Zane Wyatt will compete at the Karting Australia Race of Stars event on the Gold Coast this weekend.

READY: Lochie Dalton on the grid for the opening round of the Australian Kart Championships earlier this year. Picture: Supplied

READY: Lochie Dalton on the grid for the opening round of the Australian Kart Championships earlier this year. Picture: Supplied

The race is a lead up event for the Supercars Gold Coast 600 later this month with the young trio well equipped to take on the nation’s best, having raced interstate throughout the year in the Australian Karting Championship series.

Club promotions officer Stuart Lee said their positive championship performances are what earned the youngsters a trip to Queensland and another chance to impress.

Dalton and Frost will both compete in the KA2 junior class, while Frost will back it up against some talented KA3 junior drivers as well.

Wyatt will test his fortunes in the premier KZ2 category.

The one-off race meeting is held at the Xtreme Karting Complex in Pimpama, north of the Gold Coast, and will feature more than 230 drivers from all across Australia, New Zealand and various parts of Europe.