IF Trinity Anglican College student Kynan Brooks continues his winning ways, he will be the Albury-Wodonga club’s next junior to make his mark on national tracks.
Following a similar path to top club juniors Jordan Boys and Jack Richardson, Brooks has time on his side — he is only 11 — but already has been racing for three years.
Unlike those youngsters who follow in the footsteps of their father — or grandfather — Brooks has always favoured karting, rather than drag or boat racing, like his dad, Came- ron, and grandfather Tony.
At eight, Brooks was junior runner-up in the club championship before taking top spot last year.
He has also won the Bob Hinde Memorial Festival of the Kids and qualified third in the Top Gun at Oakleigh this year.
Last year his dad and mum, Nyree, decided he should race against the cadet class best and it has paid off.
“Kynan loves racing his Tony kart,” his dad, Cameron said.
“No other motorsport interested him.
“He is in his third year in cadet class, but next year he may step up to rookie class or the CIK Protour.”
Meanwhile, Boys recently improved his national ranking with two more podium finishes in round six of the Rotax event at Warwick, Queensland.
After strong qualifying and heat results, he started from pole in the DD2 gearbox class and second position off the front in the tough Rotax light class.
Boys and Team Praga nailed a very fast set-up in both classes, giving him second place in Rotax light and third in DD2. The points have him sitting second in DD2 and fourth in Rotax light.
The top-three ranked drivers in each class qualify for Team Australia at the Rotax world finals in Valencia, Spain, in November.
“I’m excited at the prospect of a Team Australia spot,” Boys said.
“We have been so close for three years, so I am working very hard to get the results I need.
“There are only two more chances for points, — at Coffs Harbour later this month and the Rotax nationals at Willowbank Raceway in September.”