South Yunderup brothers dirt kart champions

SOUTH Yunderup brothers Bryden, Joe, Aaron and Nathan Chalmers secured six national podium places at the Australian Dirt Kart Championships in Loxton, South Australia this month.

The race meeting is the biggest in the sport and this year had a record 363 nominations.

Nathan, the youngest member of the family team at 13 became the 2014 Australian Junior Light Dirt Kart Champion with a record 15 point lead.

The Pinjarra High School student won three races and finished in the top three places from the back of the field in his heats.

Nathan’s form heading into the title was good winning all three contested South Australian events he competed in at Kadina, Strathalbyn and Renmark.

“It was really cool to be able to go away to race, I’m lucky with my family that I’m able to do that,” Nathan said.

“It is a lot of fun and now I’m not far away from being able to race against my oldest brothers in the same classes.”

His older brother Joe Chalmers (17) competed in four classes over the national event in the KT Lights, 100 Opens, 125 lights and J Opens.

Joe was looking to back up his two current national title wins from 2013 at the Loxton event. 

At the end of day two of the three-day event, Joe was leading two of his classes and was sitting third in his other two.

He started on the front row in the finals and secured back-to-back wins in the 125 Lights and J Open classes and finish third in the KT Lights.

“To have won four national titles already is a dream come true, we have some big plans in the near future and can’t wait,” he said.

“I’m lucky my work at South West Trailers allows me to race nationally, with out their support it would be hard.

“It’s an honour and a privilege to run for a family team like ours, Dad gives all the boys the best of everything for us to go racing.” 

Bryden Chalmers (22) only had to finish the KT Heavy final to recive enough points to win the title but unfortunately was rubbed out with four laps to go in an incident out of his control.

He still accumulated enough points to finish fifth and came away with a fourth in the KT Twin class.

Aaron Chalmers (17) and Nic Turner from the Chalmers Racing team didn’t have the most successful weekend and will look for redemption in a few weeks time at the Western Australian Dirt Kart Titles in Busselton.

The five drivers will race in a combined 10 classes at the Dirt Kart Titles.

The drivers thanked their sponsors Boatland Mandurah, Hearthhouse Mandurah, South West Trailers, West Coast Suzuki Marine, TLC Haulage, Dirt Brothers and Valvoline.