Kyle, Charl win eight Killarney kart races
Saturday proved a very special day for Durbanville karting brothers Charl and Kyle Visser — the Charl Electric Racing duo won eight of their nine races they entered to see Kyle winning both under-13 Mini Max and Mini Rok classes overall, while big brother Charl dominated the competitive high school Junior Max class.
Charl qualified his FA Kart second in Junior Max before taking the lead at the start and driving to three untroubled victories to take an emphatic overall win. “I had a little pressure toward the end of race 1, but for the rest my kart drove beautifully and I am very happy to be back on top,” Charl admitted. “I must thank my dad for all the effort and Zefrey Ngben for a brilliant kart. “Now for the first national at iDube — there’s a lot more competition there so it's going to be hard work — I can’t wait!
It was double duty once again for Kyle, who had to work hard for both his class wins. “My SAKRA teammate Mikhail Fernandez made me work hard for that Mini Max win and he took a heat win from me,” Kyle explained his weekend in the Rotax class aboard his SAKRA Kosmic. “But we won the day so I am really happy - Bigshow gave me a great kart and that made all the difference — we have the national next at iDube and all the upcountry guys to beat too, so I’m really looking forward to the Easter weekend there!”
Kyle also had a tough job in Mini Rok, where he had to deal with both Lucas Royston and Jason McBeath in order to win all three races. “That was a hard fight, but I managed to win all three races so it was a very good day overall and I need to thank Raphael for his work to make my kart the one to beat and to my dad for running the best team at the track!”