The smell of adrenalin and kart racing fuel will all mix together at Raleigh International Raceway today.
The smell of adrenalin and kart racing fuel will all mix together at Raleigh International Raceway today. Submitted

ProKart 6-Hour to be close

FORGET Mark Webber and the Formula One circus.

The real action happens today at Raleigh International Raceway when the 2010 Powered by Honda ProKart Australia National, New South Wales and Queensland Endurance Kart Championships will all come to an end with the staging of the Raleigh 6-Hour.

Pro Cart Australia spokesperson Daniel Powell said all three of the championships are far from decided.

“After dominating the nationals all year the No 1 Jets Motorsport team are aiming to complete a clean sweep of all rounds,” he advised.

“Although they are favourites, they don’t have it in the bag and both the 661 PDS Grand Prix and 2 SCR remain in contention.”

In the NSW Championship battle, the No 1 Jets Motorsport outfit head the leader board going into the final round.

Despite having a pretty solid grasp on the points lead, a bad run could see either 777 Horsepower Racing or 21 Walkos Racing steals their thunder if they are able to score a podium finish.

It has been one of the strongest years to date for the 661 PDS Grand Prix team, currently leading the Queensland Championship and sitting second in the National Championship.

There are going to be 34 teams, consisting of between two and three drivers that will line up to have a shot at winning the Raleigh 6-Hour.

Each team is required to make numerous pit stops for driver changes, fuel, tyre changes and repairs.

“Endurance karting is one of the most exciting and tactical forms of motorsport,” Powell said.

“Around the Raleigh International Raceway circuit anything can happen.

“Winners in endurance karting are not necessarily always the fastest teams out on the circuit but sometimes consistency can conquer all in the end.

“Whatever the outcome, it’s going to be exciting, especially with a total of three championships up for grabs.”

Practise and qualifying sessions start from 8.20am with the Raleigh 6-Hour race itself set to start at 9.50am and conclude at 3.50pm.

The Raleigh International Raceway is located on the Valery Road, Raleigh, near Coffs Harbour.

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