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Congratulations Ryan Tomsett and family from Picton Karting Track

September 25, 2016

Pocket rocket: Ryan Tomsett is the youngest karting champion in Australian history.

Eight-year-old Ryan Tomsett is tearing up the karting track on his way to achieving his Formula 1 dream. The Harrington Park resident won the Cadet 9 Australian Karting Championship on Sunday, September 25. Ryan is the youngest winner in Australian karting history.

His father, Scott Tomsett, said Ryan and his brother Adam had always been passionate about motorsport.

“Tim Brook, the pro-race driver instructor told me I should nurture his talent.”

Ryan has gone on to win his first five races in the past year including the prestigious Metropolitan Cup.

Karting is a gateway sport for many of Australia’s top motorsport drivers including Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and Daniel Ricciardo.

“If you told me 12 months ago that Ryan would be the Australian Champion I wouldn’t have believed you,” Mr Tomsett said.

“He’s a very gifted driver. We backed his ability.” Ryan dreamed of being a Formula 1 driver.

“He is such a modest little kid and he is also very calm so I think that is what makes him a great driver,” he said.

“Ryan makes some incredible decisions on the track.

“He just needs to keep that focus and work hard to back it up next year.”

Winner: Ryan Tomsett crossing the finish line to win the Australian Cart Championship.

Mr Tomsett said karting was a great family sport but it also had it’s challenges.

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