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Race of the Year 2016 Results
This award was judged by a panel.
Winner – Super One Series Round 11, PFI, Junior TKM Final Two
Date – 25th September 2016
Race Winner – Lee Whittingham
After a season long battle the championship all came down to the final race with Bradley White and Abbi Pulling set to fight it out. Starting on the second row and only needing a top ten finish this should have been a straight forward race for White, but when he spun round going over the bridge he dropped to last place and all of a sudden the odds were against him. Up front Pulling followed Whittingham round, her finishing position was irrelevant. Behind and going onto the last lap White had to make three places on the last lap to take the title, he had made two before an incident up the road took two prisoners confirming White as the champion.
Highly Commended – MSA Kartmasters Grand Prix Senior X30 Final
Date – 7th August 2016
Race Winner – Danny Kierle
A race the whole Kartmasters paddock was looking forward to was Senior X30. It’s a class that never fails to disappoint and on this occasion it more than exceeded everyone’s expectations. There never looked to be a clear winner in the race although Brett Ward and Danny Kierle broke clear at one stage. In the dying stages of the race things closed up once again with now four for the lead, but it was Kierle who hit the front at the right time and got a break on the last lap which was enough for him to take victory.
Highly Commended – Junior TKM ‘O’ Plate Final
Date – 14th August 2016
Race Winner – Adam Sparrow
It was arguably the best race of the TKM Festival, as many as nine karts battling for the lead, several lead changes and the victory decided at the last corner, last lap. This race had everything, all the way through you’re not certain who looks a clear favourite for the victory. But when the last lap board came out it was Bradley White vs. Adam Sparrow and Sparrow out thought his teammate going into the last corner to pull off a text book move!
Highly Commended – MSA Kartmasters Grand Prix IAME Cadet Final
Date – 7th August 2016
Race Winner – Zak O’Sullivan
In terms of the last lap, this was a race that no one could have seen coming! For the most part of the race it was Bray Kenneally, Max Dodds and Alex Simmonds who did most of the leading, but they were soon to be joined by Harry Thompson and Joseph Taylor to make it a five way battle. Simmonds and Taylor eventually lost touch making it three for the lead going onto the last lap. The winner of the race should have been one of those three, but in a dramatic twist Zak O’Sullivan from 5th and 2.5 seconds back caught and passed four drivers to win the coveted GP plate.
Editor’s Special Mention – LGM Series Round 9, PFI, IAME Cadet Final
Date – 2nd October 2016
Race Winner – Bray Kenneally
A race that saw Fusion Motorsport and AIM Motorsport go head to head, with Bray Kenneally pulling off one of the best moves I have seen in Cadet racing for a long time! As the Fusion quartet started to battle Kenneally and Rattican worked together and going into the second hairpin on the last lap, Kenneally went round the outside of all the Fusion drivers to take the lead taking Rattican with him. It was a win that saw him steal 3rd in the championship, unfortunately we don’t have a video for it, but I think the picture tells the story perfectly.
In alphabetical order
Super One Series Round 9, Shenington, KZ1 Final Two 2015 (video above)
Kartmasters 2015 Senior X30 Grand Final
Super One Series Round 8, Whilton Mill, TKM Extreme Final Two 2015