Clean sweep for Nash at State champs

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Nash Ferrar, 11, was pretty chuffed after having taken out the WA State Karting Championship last weekend.
Camera IconNash Ferrar, 11, was pretty chuffed after having taken out the WA State Karting Championship last weekend.

Zooming around Esperance in his bitumen kart, 11-year-old Nash Ferraro lapped up a massive win at the WA Karting Championships, taking out the championship title in Cadet 12s.

Held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, West Australian karters competed against each other at the Esperance Kart Club to chase the glory and win a highly sought-after blue plate.

Waroona resident Nash came first in qualifying as well as first in all three heats before going on to win the final race by five seconds.

As the WA State Karting Champion title holder, Nash is able to race with a blue plate until next year’s State title competition.

Nash has raced since the age of seven and his mum Kristy said she was thrilled with his achievements.

“It was a huge win for a small-town country kid from Waroona,” she said.

“We have always been proud of his achievements.

“We are a small town family-funded racing team and can be regularly seen at the track with the whole family in tow. His grandparents rarely miss a race, and his dad Cuggi is his mechanic.”

Earlier this year Nash was given an opportunity to experience karting at a national level.

“We were offered a kart for Nash to drive at the Australian Karting Championships at Todd Road in Melbourne in August,” Mrs Ferraro said.

“Nash had never driven outside of Western Australia, and not only made the final, but was the highest finishing Cadet 12 from Western Australia, and finished that round in the top 15 nationally.”

As well as this, the 11-year-old is also in the top two-point runners for the Western Cup series after a big win at the Mid-West Kart Club in Geraldton earlier this year.

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