The Portland District Karting Club was flooded with drivers over the weekend when it hosted the 2013 Victorian Closed Titles.
More than 170 drivers entered the event at Portland, with the fine weather and excellent track conditions resulting in some outstanding racing across all fields.
The leading Portland drivers on the day were Megan Valance, who finished fourth in the Junior Max, and Adrian Jones, who finished fifth in the Clubman Over 40s.
Defending title holder Scott King was not able to record a win on his home track, having mechanical problems in the final after a small collision and eventually doing well to fight his way back to 10th in the Tag 125 Heavy.
Portland District Karting Club vice president Simon Trigg said home track advantage is not a big factor for Portland drivers as they rarely get to practice on their track when it has had so much traffic, meaning it does not usually have quite as much rubber across the track.
Read more in Wednesday’s Observer.