Lizzie of Rossland's Kidz Kartz Rising Stars Drivers Series has been won by NSW representative Andrew Bourke from Newcastle Maitland Club who was chosen by Harness Racing NSW to attend along with Jemma Howard-Coney from Shoalhaven Club. Andrew and Jemma were lucky enough to be selected from an impressive field of applicants.
Lizzie Of Rossland's Kidz Kartz Rising Star Drivers winner Andrew Bourke from Newcastle Maitland Mini Trots Club
The series was held over 2 venues in New Zealand, the first night of 3 heats at Cambridge Raceway and the final 3 heats at Alexandra Park. Points are awarded for each heat and a point score decided the eventually winner with the two NSW drivers up against 10 New Zealand drivers from various Kidz Karts Clubs. Holding a handy lead after the first days racing Andrew went on in fine style the second day to take out the series in convincing style from Tayla Collins from Taranaki club while Kaleb Bublitz from Waikato Club finished third. Jemma drove consistently throughout the series to take 5th place just behind the place getters. With the concept in place for over 6 years, whereby New Zealand send over a driver to participate in our NSW Championships and NSW Mini Trot drivers attend this series those that have gone before have gained valuable experience and friendship as I am sure Andrew and Jemma have also gained. NSW Mini Trot Association would like to thank Kidz Karts New Zealand for their hospitality, HRNSW for their continued support and wish both Andrew and Jemma all the best as they continue their achievements in the sport.