The Launceston Kart Club got its 2021 season underway last weekend with the Kart City Young Guns event.
With plenty of kids in cadets, juniors and a mixture of seniors, 72 competitors took part over the Saturday twilight event with all classes producing great racing all through the field.
New president Gary Lee said "it was fantastic to see great numbers for our first event for the year".
"Particularly the growth in numbers in the junior and cadet categories, we hope this momentum keeps moving forward for even bigger numbers for our next event March 27-28," he said.
Cadet nine saw battles all through the field, with Jack Kabfell in his new Riccardo kart taking three wins for the day and a fourth to win the Wyllie Family Shield.
Aryton Myres showed consistency all day to take the second, with P-plater Mason Woods finishing third.
Cadet 12's had the biggest field for the day of 16, more than double from the same meeting last year which is encouraging for the growth of cadets in Tasmania.
Reigning Archerville Classic champion George Macmillian showed great speed and consistency to take the win for the cadet 12 class.
Harry Bresnehan in his new energy kart took out second place and showed promising pace all day, Circular Head's Lucas Furphy took third in points.
The KA4 Junior light final was taken out by Denzil Sargent who just finished ahead of Elliot Bellars, with Harrison Sellars being classified as third but not without its dramas.
Sellars suffered from a brake failure which saw him hit the tyre wall hard resulting in a red flag and the race being declared from the positions the lap before.
Sellars was in good spirits after the crash and was still classified as a podium placer.
KA4 junior heavy had a rare occurrence happen where the only person that was left in the race was the winner Patrick Johnson.
The Young Guns final saw the best of both KA4 junior light and heavy mix it up at the same weight, with Elliot Bellars taking out the final over Denzil Sargent, Cooper Synfield rounded out the podium with a good drive to finish third.
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