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    IN THE LEAD: Wimmera Kart Racing Club’s Alex Baker in action at Portland. Picture: DARREN ISAAC

Alex Baker on song in go-kart racing

Wimmera Kart Racing Club driver Alex Baker has led a list of strong performances from club members in the opening round of a Victorian Country Series.

Baker, working on his driving skills for the past 10 years, won the final of a Victorian Combined Medium Class engine during round-one action at Portland.

Using an X30 engine, Baker qualified second from a field of 16 on the first day of competition before winning all three races including the final the next day. Fellow Wimmera club members Remo Luciani and Leon Forrest also enjoyed success at Portland, Luciani finishing third in a KA3 Medium class and Forrest also claiming a third placing, in a Victorian Combined Masters class.

Luciani, a Victorian legend in the sport, qualified second during the first day of racing and then clinched a first and a second in Sunday races before a third-placing in the final.

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Forrest qualified third before finishing fifth and third in Sunday races and third in the final.

Wimmera Kart Racing Club had its first club day, featuring social racing, on Saturday.

The next round of the Victorian Country Series will be at Cobden on March 28 and 29.

Other rounds are at Warrnambool on May 23 and 24; Ballarat, September 12 and 13; and Horsham on November 7 and 8.

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