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Bundaberg Kart Club driving towards bigger event

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Bundaberg Kart Club's Emily Calwell pipped the boys and took out poll position in the qualifying round at the Noisy Tour.

There was plenty of action at this year’s Noisy Tour as Kev “The Noise” Davies riled up not only the crowd but had the competitors push the pedal to the metal.

It’s the third time the Noisy Tour has visited the Bundaberg Region, and Bundaberg Kart Club president Andrew Wagner said the race meet was a great event.

“Kev always puts on a good tour, he really knows how to keep us all entertained,” Andrew said.

“We have had 89 entrants this weekend, on a normal club day we have between 45-50, so we have a significant increase which is pretty good.”

The local drivers performed well at the weekend, and they also had their sights set on a spin-off event that will be held at Dromeside Raceway later this year.

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Bundaberg Kart Club president Andrew Wagner said this year's Noisy Tour was in preparation for the inaugural 4SS State Trophy, which will be held in Bundaberg.

Bundaberg Kart Club will host the inaugural 4SS State Trophy event in September; an excellent coup for Bundaberg Region karting fans.

The 4SS class had been primarily an entry-level classification for new drivers to the sport, but its popularity saw it gain wider recognition.

Ipswich holds the record for the most competitors in a weekend for the 4SS class at 68, but with Bundaberg hosting the first title event the local club is aiming for more than 100 drivers to attend.

“The main reason why we are having this Noisy Tour event is that we are using it as a bit of a lead up to our 4SS State Trophy event on 18-19 September,” Andrew said.

“We are aiming for over 100 entries, so it will be the biggest in the country, and the first 4SS State Trophy ever – and we get to hold it in Bundaberg.”

Bundaberg Kart Club’s Emily Calwell has been racing since she was 12 years old, and as she pipped all her male competitors in the qualifying round of the Noisy Tour, you couldn’t wipe the smile off her face.

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Bundaberg Kart Club's Emily Calwell and Michael Rolfe check over her kart after taking out poll position in the qualifying round at the Noisy Tour.

As the only female competitor in her class Emily said it was a great sport for girls, and she did enjoy beating “all the boys” and travelling around Queensland to do it.

“I’d definitely encourage girls to give it a go,” Emily said.

“It’s always a bit of fun.”

For more information about the upcoming 4SS State Trophy event contact Bundaberg Kart Club.

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