Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Speed Will Be on at Raleigh

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Speed Will Be on at Raleigh

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AUSTRALIA'S fastest kart racers will return to Raleigh International Raceway for the third round of the Australian CIK Championship this weekend.

Entering the third round of the Championship, South Australian Tyson Pearce holds a slender lead at the top of the points standings over the Newcastle pair of Hayden McBride and Simon Roberts.

In 2000, Pearce finished runner-up to V8 Supercar race winner Michael Caruso in a round of the Ford KartStars Series at the venue.

Finishing in third place at that event was 2008 V8 Championship runner-up, Mark Winterbottom.

Like many of the drivers competing this weekend Pearce is excited about the return of top-line racing to the picturesque and challenging Raleigh circuit.

"Raleigh is one of those circuits that every driver loves going to, it has a bit of everything and is probably the most exciting track in the country," said Pearce.

"I've raced there a number of times throughout my career, with my best result coming in 2000 when I finished second behind Caruso. …

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