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Second title proves go-karter no fluke

Thursday, 30th June, 2011

BEST IN THE STATE: Errol Hussein shows off his No.1 plate and championship trophy won in SA on the weekend. BEST IN THE STATE: Errol Hussein shows off his No.1 plate and championship trophy won in SA on the weekend.

 By Kurtis Eichler

Errol Hussein has done Broken Hill proud for a second time.

The 47-year-old dominated at the Monarto Speedway last weekend to take the South Australian State Over-40 go-kart championship.

“It’s been seven years since the last one,” Mr Hussein told the BDT.

“The first one must have been a fluke because they are really hard to win.”

At Monarto he competed in two qualifying sessions, four heats, a preliminary final and the final 21-lap race.

But his victory was dogged by accidents and mishaps, including a broken chain and a crash in the second race.

Despite the setbacks, he shot ahead of the leader in the last few laps in the final race to claim the title.

“I started off in about fifth position and worked my way up,” Mr Hussein said.

“I had a bad day Saturday but a good day Sunday.”

The title means he is officially the best go-karter in SA but he is not one to rest on his laurels.

“I’m off to Whyalla this weekend for the City of Whyalla titles,” he said.

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