Logan and Koby O'Shannassy making their mark on the junior quarter midget scene

TALENTED: Cousins Logan O'Shannassy, 6, and Koby O'Shannassy, 8 have both won junior quarter midget races in their classes. Picture: Morgan Hancock
TALENTED: Cousins Logan O'Shannassy, 6, and Koby O'Shannassy, 8 have both won junior quarter midget races in their classes. Picture: Morgan Hancock

ASK Logan and Koby O’Shannassy who is likely to cross the line first in a junior quarter midget battle, and there’s no dispute.

“I would,” Koby, 8, proudly declares. Logan agrees.

But don’t dismiss Logan’s talent behind the wheel.

The duo walked away victors – Koby in the 120 open and Logan in the 120 restricted category – at the opening round of junior quarter midget racing at Avalon on Sunday.

Logan, just over a year younger, is preparing to step up into his cousin’s junior quarter midget class in just under a month.

Koby, meanwhile, is into his second year in the class and is one of the region’s most promising prospects.

“I went around the outside and got to first place and then I won by three laps,” Koby said.

“I was happy to win. It’s fun and that I can learn so if I want to race when I grow up, I’ll know a bit.”

I was happy to win. It’s fun and that I can learn so if I want to race when I grow up, I’ll know a bit.

Koby O'Shannassy

Logan also came from behind to win his race on Sunday.

They feel differently about meeting in the same class once Logan turns seven.

Koby is happy, while Logan describes his feelings as “mad”. “He thinks I might beat him,” Koby laughed.