Sport

14-year-old Elimbah boy driving faster than 200km/h, legally

ON TRACK: Calum Jones in a natural driver.
ON TRACK: Calum Jones in a natural driver. Contributed

CALUM Jones showed that age doesn't matter in the Cams Queensland Hyundai X3 Excel Racing series last month.

The 14-year-old had only driven a car a few times before the race and yet managed to consistently finish in either sixth or seventh place.

Coming from go-karts, the Caboolture State High School student took to cars easily.

"It's a lot easier to get used to and you know what it's going to do and when it's going to twist or turn," he said. "Karts are smaller but they're just a bit harder to get used to rather than in a few practice days, I could almost feel the car."

Calum's father, Marc Jones said he had always done well in go karts, always coming either first or in the top three.

"Rather than letting him get stuck in the karts for the rest of his life, we wanted him to try something new," he said.

While Calum had to actually miss out on the first round of the Hyundai series because he wasn't the legal age of 14 at that point, he felt equal to all the other drivers when he got up to 200km/h.

"It was just getting used to the car again," he said.

"The other drivers had been driving for years, so once I'm used to the car, I think I'll be able to compete with them evenly."

The Elimbah resident's goal is to become a paid race car driver and to get into V8 Supercars or DTM.

"It's just practice and work that needs to be done to reach it," he said.

Topics:  cars, driving


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Chris completes 64km paddle around Bribie Island for better mental health

BAMBOO PROJECTS: Chris Paterson kayaked around Bribie to raise awareness for mental health.

Chris is "curing depression with water” by getting out to sea.

Killer appeals conviction for 2012 murder of Gail Lynch

GAIL LYNCH: Ian Hannaford at Warwick Magistrates Court in 2014.

"We will always be wondering if he will reveal where her body is.”

If you’ve wondered what it feels like when doves fly, then find out

TAKE FLIGHT: White Wings Dove Service releases white doves at special events.

Have you ever wanted your own fairytale moment? Now is your chance.

Latest deals and offers

Chris completes 64km paddle around Bribie Island for better mental health

Mr Paterson aimed to complete an 82km circumnavigation of Bribie Island to raise awareness for mental health.

Three charged after death of one-year-old Mason Jet Lee

SAD END: Mason Jet Lee.

Three charged after death of one-year-old boy

Killer appeals conviction for 2012 murder of Gail Lynch

GAIL LYNCH: Ian Hannaford at Warwick Magistrates Court in 2014.

"We will always be wondering if he will reveal where her body is.”

If you’ve wondered what it feels like when doves fly, then find out

TAKE FLIGHT: White Wings Dove Service releases white doves at special events.

Have you ever wanted your own fairytale moment? Now is your chance.

Bribie driver allegedly kills kangaroo with stick after road accident

LUCKY ROO: Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue president said Byron Cann and rescued red-neck wallaby Bobby.

Wildlife rescuers stress drivers need to call the experts first.

Burpengary Police's pawfect new recruit

NEW RECRUIT: Condo the German Shepard is Burpengary Police's newest recruit.

Meet Condo - the new recruit at the Burpengary Police Station.

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles