SOME of the best kart drivers from across the state converged on the picturesque Manning Valley Raceway in Wingham on Saturday for round one of the prestigious Work Place Training Centre Tag Super Series.
Although based in New South Wales, the Tag Super Series is one of the premier kart racing series in the country.
Every year, it attracts some of the most competitive drivers in the sport with this year no exception.
The Wingham track attracted almost 70 competitors to contest in a range of classes with series manager, Phil Warder hailing the weekend a huge success.
The lineup of drivers was impressive and includes Australia Speedway kart champion, Peter Archer and local star Sam Taylor.
Phil said the race meet was a fantastic opportunity for local club members to race against their city counterparts to see where they fit.
Manning Valley racer, Royce Sutherland scored a second place in the 125 light class behind David Boyd in first.
Sam Taylor also finished second place in the 125 heavy class and displayed good steering through the weekend.
Aaron Wasley from the Manning Valley Club raced well to steal second place in the restricted heavy class.
Newcastle racers Jonathon Cobey secured second place and Jonothan Naughton fourth.
The round one meet is the second of its kind to be held at the Wingham track.
The next two rounds will be held in Orange and Tamworth before the NSW closed title in Lismore in July, which is expected to attract more than 350 entries.
Phil said Ryan Ramsey, Sam Taylor and the Manning Valley race committee are always enthusiastic and supportive of the event and commended them for hosting the event.