The nine year old was one of nine Kiwi karters who travelled to Melbourne earlier in September to contest the Aussie title. Moving up a class, Emerson made his Australian debut in the Cadet 12 class, however after struggling with the flu all weekend, and a 50/50 tyre call to choose wets over slicks that didn’t go his way, he ended up back in 28th position in the final.
He joined fellow Kiwi racers, Liam Sceats, Luke Thompson and Kaden Probst from Auckland, as well as Louis Sharp from Christchurch, who also raced in the Cadet 12 class. While the overall placing may not have been what he had hoped for. Impressive performances during earlier rounds meant Emerson finished twelfth overall in the Cadet 9 class, despite contesting only the first three rounds.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post