Morgan Park teen record breaker has sights set on career
KYLE Evans took up racing just four months ago and on his third outing in his Hyundai Excel on the Morgan Park track, he scored himself a record.
The 16-year-old broke the lap record in the 0-1600cc class in September, completing the 3km lap in 1 minute 33.965 seconds.
A few months on, he had the chance to show his family what he could do at the family fun day at Morgan Park Raceway on Saturday.
Evans said he had participated in go karting before starting to race at the Warwick raceway.
"I just love the speed,” Evans said.
"I didn't expect to break the record but then we've improved so then I thought maybe we could.”
Evans used to practice changing gears in the driveway of his parents' workshop, just to get the hang of it.
"I learnt a bit at karting but I learnt a lot by racing cars as well and doing lots of laps,” he said.
Evans' dad Brett had the opportunity to get into the passenger seat with his son and experience the thrill for himself on Saturday.
"I was surprised, his car control is very good,” he said.
"He knows exactly what he's doing.”
Evans enjoys racing small cars and has his sights set on a career in the sport, despite still being in Year 8 in school in Brisbane.
"I don't have too many plans but I'm hoping to get into touring cars,” he said.
Evans was one of the lucky few to jump into the car with David Reynolds at the weekend, saying the thought of driving with a racing great made him "speechless”.