Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Stars Tune Up at Willowbank for Series

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Stars Tune Up at Willowbank for Series

Article excerpt

A GROUP of Australia's elite kart racers received a dose of quarter-mile fever ahead of this weekend's round of the CIK Stars of Karting Series at the Ipswich Kart Club.

Patrizicorse team principal and Tekno Autosport V8 Supercar driver Michael Patrizi and Pro Gearbox (KZ2) championship leader Kyle Ensbey took to Willowbank Raceway.

They were aboard their KZ2 specification Top Karts last Saturday during the FUCHS Winternationals.

With the Winternationals annually attracting 38,000 fans across its four days, the display of karts Co and subsequent demonstration on the drag strip Co caught the eye of many onlookers.

When completing a pass of the quarter-mile strip, Patrizi stopped the timing clocks at the eighth-mile mark (the standard distance for smaller drag racing categories) at 7.595 seconds at 85.20 mph (137.12km/h). Ensbey's time was slightly behind his team leader with his best time being 8.097s at 81.78 mph (131.61 km/h).

C[pounds sterling]I haven't had so much fun in a kart for a long time,C[yen] Patrizi said. …

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