Local karting kids excited for grid

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A BIG SURPRISE… Local resident Cedah Opie has been lucky enough to be selected to be one of 59 who will be taking on the grid at the upcoming Grand Prix as a Grid Kid. Photo: Katelyn Morse.
A BIG SURPRISE… Local resident Cedah Opie has been lucky enough to be selected to be one of 59 who will be taking on the grid at the upcoming Grand Prix as a Grid Kid. Photo: Katelyn Morse.
A BIG SURPRISE… Local resident Cedah Opie has been lucky enough to be selected to be one of 59 who will be taking on the grid at the upcoming Grand Prix as a Grid Kid. Photo: Katelyn Morse.
A BIG SURPRISE… Local resident Cedah Opie has been lucky enough to be selected to be one of 59 who will be taking on the grid at the upcoming Grand Prix as a Grid Kid. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

EXCITEMENT is bubbling away inside of local resident, 9-year-old Cedah Opie as she anxiously awaits taking to the Grand Prix track later this month as one of this year’s Grid Kids.

Being one of 280 applicants, Cedah is one of 59 who will take to the grid on March 17, but will get a taste of the action a little earlier after having also been invited to attend the launch of the Grand Prix in Federation Square, Melbourne on March 13.

Cedah has been racing karts since she was 6-years-old and is a member of the Goulburn Valley Kart Club, telling The Adviser that she didn’t know her parents had put the application in.

Cedah said, “I didn’t know so when I found out I had been chosen it was a big surprise.

“I will be standing in the pit lane in front of the drivers for the national anthem.

“I am really excited and looking forward to meeting Daniel Ricciardo.”

Joining Cedah will be local resident, 11-year-old Bree Scouller, who is also from the Goulburn Valley Cart Club.