GOLD COAST youngster Jack Doohan has led a home state domination of the Queensland Karting Championships in Prosperine.
Doohan was victorious in the Rookies class, for drivers aged between nine and 12 years old. He was one of nine winning drivers from the Sunshine State at the event.
With his father, five-time MotoGP World Champion, Mick Doohan watching from the sidelines, 11 year-old Jack was the pacesetter all throughout the event before claiming the win in the Championship Final by more than two-seconds.
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“Over the past few years I’ve finished on the podium in just about every State Championship I’ve raced in. To get this win is a huge relief and I’m ecstatic,” said Jack Doohan.
Doohan Senior described the win as ‘better than winning yourself’.
“Like any father, watching your child be successful whenever they’re competing in a sport is a very proud moment – it’s better than winning yourself. I’m happy for Jack he’s worked very hard to get this win,” said Mick Doohan.
“So far this year Jack has been very consistent. This win is courtesy of his hard work and the great team he’s got around him with Graham Powles as his mechanic and mentor along with Brett Arnett maintaining his engines.”
Doohan’s fellow Gold Coast racer Broc Feeney got the better of an intense battle with Victorian Joshua Smith and Western Australian Jack Harders to claim the runner-up spot.
Continuing the winning theme for Gold Coast drivers was Ben Stewart (X30 Light), Mitch Griffin (Rotax Light) and Scott Simpson (Clubman Super Heavy).