Brilliant season for trio of young local drivers

CHEQUERED FLAG: Albury-Wodonga karters Scott Chaston and Casey Fenton show off their silverware after successful seasons in the NSW Southern Stars series.

CHEQUERED FLAG: Albury-Wodonga karters Scott Chaston and Casey Fenton show off their silverware after successful seasons in the NSW Southern Stars series.

It has been a stellar year for local karters Casey Fenton and Scott Chaston – with both proving they can match it with the best in NSW.

The pair competed in the NSW Southern Stars series.

In a fantastic start to his senior racing career in senior restricted heavy class, Fenton had a dream run, comfortably winning each of the five rounds of the series held across NSW this year.

Chaston also showed great form in the senior restricted light category, winning at Grenfell, Griffith, Canberra, Orange and Wagga.

Members of the Albury-Wodonga Kart Club, the young drivers have further proved their karting prowess with placings at numerous meets around regional Victoria and NSW.

She’s been part of some memorable sporting moments, but for Norma Hayes, seeing her great-grandson Casey win the NSW Southern Stars Series was one of her proudest.

“He’s racing against some of the best karters in NSW and to clean up in his first year in senior racing, against men three to four times his age, shows his maturity and skill is up there with the best,” Hayes said.

Fenton will step up to the pro-tour series in 2017.

Meanwhile, Albury’s Jordan Boys wrapped up his debut season in the Australian Formula Ford season in third place behind champion Leanne Tander.

Boys got on the podium in the final round at Phillip Island to finish top three in the 2016 national championship.

He was also named Privateer of the Year by the Australian Formula Ford Association.

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