We are pleased to announce that KNSW’s Historian Mr Russell Grimson is the recipient of the prestigious Sport NSW – 2020 NSW Community Sports – Distinguished Long Service Award!
Russell raced karts from 1961 to 1969 and then again from 1984 to 2005. In 1980, he instigated the formation of the Banana Republic Kart Club, which in time became the Coffs Harbour Kart Racing Club. Russell was involved in the design and construction of the Coffs Harbour City Kart Raceway between 1989 and 1991 as well as with extensions to the track in 2000. From 1993, Russell participated in Coffs Harbour race meetings and obtained karting accreditations as a clerk, a steward, a trainer and an historian.
Russell was the Coffs Harbour Kart Racing Club President from 1981 to 1983, Vice President in the late 1990s and Secretary in 2000.
Russell was the NSW Junior Development Officer from 2000 to 2019. Russell is a life member of Coffs Harbour Kart Club; NSW State Karting Council, Combined Districts Kart Club; and Vintage & Historic Karts Australia.
We congratulate Russell on this most prestigious award and thank him for his dedication to the sport of karting in New South Wales.