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Victorian Country Series proves popular

ORGANISERS at the Portland District Karting Club are celebrating a job well done after hosting the Victorian Country Series over the weekend.

The Victorian Country Series is contested by drivers from right across the state, with six rounds taking place from February until November.

Competition in round three began on Saturday with practice runs and qualifying rounds, while the finals took place on Sunday.

Portland District Karting Club committee member Luke Storer said it was a great weekend.

“Apart from some mixed results for our locals it was a great weekend,” Storer said.

“The weather was perfect, and we had an awesome turn out for the event.

“Our drivers had some mixed results, Angus Hollis did really well in a very tough competition to get a solid fourth.

“Todd Chambers was going well in Combined Light until he had a crash in the opening laps of the second heat.

“I did okay to get a fourth as well, I was hoping for a bit better but it was still a solid result.”

Todd Chambers also raced in the KA3 Medium class and was Portland’s best finishing driver on Saturday, finishing in second.

Luke Storer (Combined Light) and Angus Hollis (Combined Medium) both narrowly missed podiums in their respective finals.

The winner of the X30 class was a special guest for the event, Brad Jenner.

Jenner has won three Australian Kart National Championship titles – one in 2014 (Formula Rotax Light), one in 2015 (KA Tag) and one in 2019 (X30).

The Victorian Country Series will now head to Horsham for round four on July 18.

Round five (Hamilton) is booked in for September 12, and the Victorian Country Series comes to an end on November 7 in Ballarat with round six.

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