Jaxson’s on track for success

Corio teenager Jaxson Cox is making a name for himself in the world of go karting.

Jaxson has won the first three rounds of the Junior KA Light Victorian Country Series, with three more races to come before October. His success comes three years after taking up racing at Geelong Kart Club’s Beckley Park complex.

The 14-year-old previously raced dirt carts and followed his cousin into track racing. His father, Graham, also has a background in speedway racing.

Jaxson and his family have travelled all over Victoria to race. As well as racing at weekends, they are kept busy testing and maintaining his go kart.

Jaxson, a Year 9 student at North Geelong Secondary College, often reaches speeds of up to 120 kmh during racing. He is also learning the mechanical side of racing, so that he can improve.

The young achiever has attracted interest from sponsors, including Max Fry Smash Repairs, Garden City Auto Wreckers, Ultimate Karting and The Royal Hotel Meredith.