Gunner keen to build on good start

NOTE - the 4 March Vereeniging Northern Regions Karting races have been postponed until further notice

Bryanston teenager Oliver Gunner heads to this weekend’s second round Northern Regions Karting Championship meeting at Vereeniging’s Laserfische Raceway keen to build on an excellent start to his season. 

“I am truly excited for this weekend because besides great competition from here in Gauteng, I hear there are a few Cape Town lads coming up,” Oliver explained. “I am also very happy to have had a most competitive start to the year and I want to maintain that throughout the season.”

While he only started karting in 2014, the former Gauteng provincial shot first raced Junior Rok before moving over to Junior Max for the last two years and then graduating to the open class Senior Max for 2017. Gunner had a great run in the previous Northern Regions round, ending third, but this weekend he’s keen to take a step or two up the podium.

“Last time out I was third to Cameron O’Connor and Daniel Duminy, but we have been working hard on set-up and I’m hoping to be able to mix it with them this weekend. “It’s also an important race because it’s the national first round two weeks after at Vereeniging again, so I am keen to prepare for that weekend too.”