Esperance Kart Klub celebrates a great weekend of racing at state championship

The Esperance Kart Klub had an epic weekend of racing, with hundreds gathering at the klub for the WA Sprint Kart State Championship.

The event, from September 27 to 30, saw nearly 140 racers enter, with up to 300 spectators watching the action.

Klub president Jason Allan said the competition was a great weekend for the klub and for the sport.

"We enjoyed almost perfect weather throughout the entire event," Mr Allan said.

"It was good, clean, fun and hard racing."

Mr Allan said a stand-out moment came as the WA Open Performance went down to the wire.

"It was settled in the third last corner on the 30th lap when Courtney Gough from Kalgoorlie won her third-straight Open Performance State Title," he said.

Another highlight was Lake King Kart Klub's victory in the 'Rose Bowl' handicap trophy.

Lake King managed to scoop the prize despite being the smallest kart klub in WA.

Local racers also excelled on the day including Brock Barrett who finished fifth in the Cadet 9, Holly Panizza who achieved second in the KA3 Senior Light, Daniel Panizza finishing second in the TaG 125 Restricted Masters, Terrence Flynn-Dowell who came third in the KA3 Senior Medium and KA3 Senior Heavy racers Todd Shearer, Rodney Jamieson and Ashlee Flynn-Dowell, who placed fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Mr Allan said events such as the state championship were crucial for the klub to fund ongoing costs and upgrades.

"We are continually raising funds to keep our club going and we would have made a fair amount of money out of this weekend," he said.

"It goes towards track extensions and facility upgrades. It's an expensive sport to keep the bitumen together.

"It was a great opportunity to support the club, make the place better and get more locals to come out."

Mr Allan thanked the event's major sponsor Make Smoking History, as well as all the local businesses that supported the klub.

"There were lots of local businesses involved, so hats off to them," he said.

"Some of them aren't even involved in karts, they just want a local event to happen and to promote the region and they deliver.

"I just really appreciate local businesses, that are in town, that have nothing to do with karts, sponsoring us anyway. It's brilliant."

Mr Allan also thanked the Esperance Kart Klub committee for organising the day and the canteen and bar staff and officials for volunteering.

The Esperance Kart Klub will next meet at its Club Run on Sunday, October 20. Spectators are welcome.