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Bayford Meadows Kart Race Club Championship Round 4

Kent kart Championship Round 3

Sunday 22nd May saw Bayford Meadows hold the latest round of their kart club championships and the Kent kart Championships and with 109 entries it promised to be a great day’s racing at the Sittingbourne circuit.

Oliver Greenall gets a lift from Zak Ripley behind Oliver Marsh.

The diminutive Bambino drivers had their usual three timed runs throughout the day in, the increasingly popular and competitive class, Tighe Wratten proved to be the fastest in each session taking maximum points. Damien Baruss-Haggett finished second in the points, Blake Ticehurst, 3rd, Marco Horsely 4th, Lewis Stannard 5th and Freddy Theobald in 6th.

The grand finals were over 10 minutes + 1 lap and the Honda Clubman class were the first on track. Fraser Brunton and Alfie Brooks won the two Pre-finals and shared the front row of the grid. Alfie Brooks led away from pole leaving behind a fierce scrap for second on his bumper. Novice Fraser Brunton was driving well mixing with the more established runners, Ryan Willis too was pushing hard and held the lead for one lap early on until Brooks locked out the front spot, helped by a brief tangle between Brunton and Willis. At the flag Brooks in his NR kart, celebrated in a style not seen at the Swale circuit before, no doubt influenced by his peers! Ambition driver Mika Renzullo had coolly worked his way into 2nd place with Brunton making a late charge to take 3rd from DNL driver Corbin Newbury in 4th. Willis ended up 5th from James Higgins in 6th.

Brookes goes Dab at the finish line
Brookes goes Dab at the finish line

Bobby Grove totally dominated the Junior X30 class all day to take the win, not putting a foot wrong in his blue and yellow Alonso kart, he coasted into a 8.3 second win the finish, an impressive performance. Behind him chaos reigned at the hairpin on lap 1, Alfie Glenie starting second was turned around and through the drama Finley Cross, Cameron Poynten and Harry Fitzsimmons emerged in front of the much delayed Luke Shopland and Alifie Glenie. Cross who had dropped away from Grove, still looked secure in 2nd driving well, however behind, the cool Poynton in her first JX30 start was steadily being reeled in by the recovering Glenie and Shopland.

She held out until lap 7 when the Evolution duo passed her, although she kept the duo within sight over the next few laps. Glenie was on a mission the fastest driver on the circuit until a recurring throttle gremlin hit him as it had earlier in the day, on lap 12, Shopland cleanly passed him but Poynton unsighted, hit Glenie with a Playstation style nudge at the hairpin, she still made it through but, Glenie was left trying to coax his kart one handed to the finish. So after all that action the final results were- the dominant Grove 1st, Ambition’s driver Cross a happy 2nd, with Shopland a no doubt relieved 3rd. Poynten a still impressive 4th from the wounded and unlucky Glenie in 5th, Fitzsimmons was classified 6th although he had hit kart problems early on forcing him to retire.

Bobby Grove put on a great display to win the JX30 class final
Bobby Grove put on a great display to win the JX30 class final

The Mini Max class looked a settled affair, with the LICA kart of Thomas Rotherham leading the Project One kart of James Wharrier up until the final lap of the race, the places behind were settled too, with Thomas Lawson and Declan Lee holding their positions in 3rd and 4th. On the last lap though everything changed when Wharrier made his move, this unsettled Rotherham terribly and Lawson seized the chance to lunge the blue kart to snatch 2nd place leaving the #15 kart off line, this let Declan lee through too into 3rd. Rotherham ended up a very disappointing 4th  Ben Cowley took 5th and Benjamin Boras 6th.

The Mini Max class was close between Rotherham and Wharrier all day
The Mini Max class was close between Rotherham and Wharrier all day

The Project One team had a much easier win in the Senior Rotax final as Jonathan Wilkes took a comfortable victory over Spencer Younger in 2nd, Jack Wall took 3rd from Darren Bartlett 4th in a top 4 that remained the same from lap 1.Nick Packham was next up with Stephen Bouffe rounding out the top 6.

Jonathan Wilkes comfortably won the Senior Max final
Jonathan Wilkes comfortably won the Senior Max final

5.5 seconds was the margin of victory for Troy Beswick in the Junior Subaru final, this was impressive for a class that pride itself on close racing. Charlie Nash and Zac Spence were much closer in their dice for second which lasted the whole race, with Nash taking the runner up spot. 4TH behind Spence was a delighted James Black, in what was an inspired drive in his newly livered kart. He pulled off a cheeky overtake on George Leeves on the last lap, 6th behind Leeves was Ross Connolly, closely followed by John Victory, less than a second covered these four at the chequered flag, in what was a typical Junior Subaru close finish.

Troy Beswick leads Charlie Nash and co in the Junior Subaru final
Troy Beswick leads Charlie Nash and co in the Junior Subaru final

The Honda Cadet grid was brimming with quality and it was difficult to predict a winner from this fiercely competitive class. Pre final wins for Oliver’s Greenall and Marsh set the front row of the grid. Over the first few laps the jostling began, Greenall managed to be in front at the line over the first 3 laps, before Project One’s Marsh claimed the position, behind these two, Zak Ripley, Max Herbert, Callum Gunning and Liam McNeilly fought hard to push to the front.

Honda Cadet final was close behind Marsh
Honda Cadet final was close behind Marsh

The Evolution kart of Greenall relieved Marsh of 1st place for 3 laps mid race before Marsh crucially snatched the place back, only this time he made it stick. Greenall lost time trying to fend off the chasing pack, with robust moves being pulled at virtually every corner. At the end of the 13 laps it was Marsh who crossed the line first, taking his first overall win in the class and making up for a disappointing 0 plate event last month. Greenall just snatched 2nd from the DRS kart of Ripley in 3rd, Frank Elwell moved himself into 4th place, Herbert slipped to 5th, Kristian Brookes finished 6th. McNeilly crashed out after contact on lap 8 and DNL’s Gunning was rudely assorted on the last half lap leaving him a frustrated 13th .

Double ones, Oliver Marsh took the Honda Cadet final
Double ones, Oliver Marsh took the Honda Cadet final

The last race of the day for the Junior Rotax class witnessed another Project One win for Charlie Bennett, making it a fruitful day for the on site team. Bennett drove perfectly throughout the day, a cool performance indeed of which we have come to expect from this young man.  The only driver that managed to stay anywhere near him in the final, was KPi’s Harry Gent, competing at 5 kilos over the minimum weight limit, the tall Gent is always going to be giving away a few tenths to his rivals, so to keep Bennett within 3.2 seconds at the flag was the mark of a good drive. GMS driver Sean Berry was only just over a second behind Gent at the finish and Oliver Appleby moved his KPi kart into 4th after a hiccup in one of the Pre finals. Henry Ayres took 5th from Liam Carter in 6th.

Charlie Bennett through turn 1
Charlie Bennett through turn 1

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The Bambino class drivers were joined by Zack Byrne, son of Shane Byrne, five times British Superbike champion for this month’s three timed runs. Of the ten runners, Tighe Wrattan was the fastest in the first two runs, with Blake Ticehurst taking the final run.

The #67 and replica helmet, means it can only be Zack Byrne
The #67 and replica helmet, means it can only be Zack Byrne

The Honda Clubman final was a close affair with the top three of Alfie Brooks, Joshua Wellard and Corbin Newbury never more than a few kart lengths apart. Zach Walters and Jack Matthews closed up on the trio towards the end of the 12 laps, which gave us a good close finish, just over 1 second covering the five at the flag, as they finished in that order. Ryan Willis finished in 6th, leading the next close group of karts.

Alfie Brooks won the Honda Clubman final
Alfie Brooks won the Honda Clubman final

Oliver Appleby took the Junior Rotax class final win by 3.7 seconds but only after having to fight his way up from a grid 3 slot. Liam Carter had held the lead from pole position for nearly half of the race, until the flying KPi run kart came through to pass him. Carter took second place from an excellent mid race race charge by Aaron Marius-Fearon, up from grid slot 7. Sean Berry was not far behind in 4th with Henry Ayres 5th and Joshua Young 6th, Ben Gosling and Sam Attard rounded out the finishers in 7th & 8th.

Appleby worked his way to the front in the Junior Max class
Appleby worked his way to the front in the Junior Max class

Just 0.14 seconds covered 1st & 2nd in the Junior X30 final, Jenson Harvey pulled a tight move on second placed Bobby Grove on the left handed corner after the tight infield hairpins, a move I have seen him successfully achieve in the Junior Subaru class before. Grove didn’t give up there though and fought back with real verve, drawing alongside Harvey a couple of times over the last lap, just falling short of making a pass. Louie Short had started from pole after good results in the pre finals; he only held the lead for one lap though before dropping to third. Anthony Amato and Luke Shopland finished close behind in 4th and 5th, Shopland recovering from a nasty looking crash in the first pre final, when a heavy sleet shower caught the drivers out whilst on slicks.

Groves pushed Harvey all the way after being passed
Groves pushed Harvey all the way after being passed

The Mini Max final was dominated by Thomas Rotherham, 7.1 seconds in front of Ben Cowley, Declan Lee had held 2nd for 12 of the 14 laps until Cowley found away past to take second. Close behind Lee was Thomas Lawson in 4th and Benjamin Boros the remaining finisher in 5th.

Thomas Rotherham dominated the Mini Max final
Thomas Rotherham dominated the Mini Max final

The Senior Max race mirrored the Junior X30 final, when Spencer Younger held the lead until lap 8 of 14, only for Anton Stamp to put his GMS kart into the left handed apex before Younger’s Tony Kart version, forcing him to run wide to make the corner. Stamp then held on to take a narrow 0.24 seconds win over Younger. Jack Wall was a further 8 seconds back.

Anton Stamp chased down Spencer Younger for the Senior Max win
Anton Stamp chased down Spencer Younger for the Senior Max win

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Honda Cadet ‘O’ Plate 2016 Report

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Sittingbourne’s Bayford Meadows kart circuit hosted the annual ABkc (Association of British kart clubs) ‘0’ plate event for the Honda Cadet class, for 9 – 13 year olds . Thirty nine of the country’s top Cadet drivers fought it out to see who carried the 0 number plate for the next year. With the 39 drivers split into three groups (A, B & C ) cold and damp weather greeted the competitors for their 6 minute qualifying sessions in the morning. The three fastest from each group were Oliver Bearman, Ruben Stanislaus and Zach Ripley.

Driver parade, Shane Byrne meets and greets
Driver parade, Shane Byrne meets and greets

Groups A + B met in the first pre final , Ruben Stanislaus (Rochester) led away but his lead only lasted for one lap before Oliver Bearman (Great Baddow) took control, over the remaining 8 laps, Stanislaus stayed in his slipstream to the chequered flag, behind the leading pair Ben Fayers (Horsham) took third from Sam Heading (Hurstpierpoint).

The second pre final was a very close affair, the B + C groups appearing very close, with the top four of Fayers, Oliver Marsh (Charing), Stanislaus and Archie Brown (Woolavington) covered by less than a second, Ripley (Walderslade) very close behind in 5th.

Driver parade, Shane Byrne meets and greets
Driver parade, Shane Byrne meets and greets

In the remaining pre final for groups A + C, Ripley led for the first lap before Bearman once again showed a clean pair of heels winning by 0.5 seconds from Dylan Cooper (Uckfield), Brown and Theo Micouris in 4th, Ripley had slipped to 5th.

After meeting and greeting British Superbike legend Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and a draw of which contained some fabulous prizes, the drivers began the finals with a B final, four drivers from this would progress into the main race, these were Oliver Greenall, Kristian Brookes, Callum Tadman and Frank Elwell, for the remaining eleven drivers disappointment beckoned with their chance of winning the star prize over.

Head down, Oliver Bearman pulls a gap at the end of the 1st lap in the Honda Cadet 0 plate final
Head down, Oliver Bearman pulls a gap at the end of the 1st lap in the Honda Cadet 0 plate final

From the start of the 17 lap final, now held in dry and blustery conditions, Bearman stamped his authority on the race, driving beautifully and tucking himself down on the main straight to break the invisible tow to his fellow drivers. Behind him there was plenty of action, the Project One duo of Fayers and Marsh working together to chase Bearman, Max Herbert who started 9th joined in after a fighting drive, until he slipped back to 5th towards the end. Sam Heading did manage to split the Project One pair, after starting 7th his kart came alive at the end and he secured a rewarding 3rd place behind the dominant Bearman and Fayers after passing Marsh on the last lap . Marsh then had a heavy impact with the tyres on the exit of the chicane trying to make the place back up, he deserved more . Archie Brown took 4th from Herbert in 5th, Micouris took 6th and rounding out the top 10 trophy winners were Alfie Prince, Aston Millar, Dylan Cooper and Kristian Brookes (up from the B final).

The top three drivers were rewarded with drive around the twisty Swale track in a vintage Bentley, this before a very damp podium celebration ! For young Bearman, he now has a superb prize winning complete Mini Max kart package, to practice in before the next stage in what is looking to be a very promising career, although I’m sure his fellow competitors won’t make it easy for him!

Bearman and his winning prize.
Bearman and his winning prize
The 0 plate winners on their victory lap
The 0 plate winners on their victory lap

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Bayford Meadows Round 1 Race Report

Siberian blast does little to freeze the on track excitement !

Bayford Meadows kicked off their 2016 club championships with a healthy entry gracing the Swale circuit on a bitterly cold Fe’brrr’uary weekend.

The Bambino class had three runs around the 1100metre circuit, with Blake Ticehurst topping the merged point’s total; he was just two points clear of Sherrie Powell, with Tighe Wratten 3rd and Marco Horsley 4th.

Blake Ticehurst - Bambino points winner
Blake Ticehurst – Bambino points winner

The Honda Clubman class started off the first of the afternoon’s finals. Mika Renzullo (Ambition) led the opening 3 laps from the pole until Alfie Brooks (AJB Racing) took over the position on lap 4 and held onto a comfortable lead until the completion of the 12 laps. Behind, on lap 6 Renzullo had problems, as KPi drivers Josh Wellard, Jamie Perilly and Jack Matthews were caught up in a tumultuous battle, which allowed Wellard and Perilly through past the Ambition kart, Matthews had a half spin and dropped a few places and poor Ryan Willis (Project One) was taken of the race through contact. Within a lap or two Matthews was back battling for 4th and grabbed it from Renzullo on the 9th lap. The scrap for 5th was really hotting up and was highly entertaining for those watching in front of the Bayford Diner with karts at times five abreast along the start/finish straight! At the conclusion Brooks won by 3.6 seconds, dedicating his win to the late Boss engine builder Steve Palmer, the KPi trio of Wellard, Perilly and Matthews finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Corbin Newbury (DNL) had driven with maturity that belies his tender age and experience to take 5th from top novice Mitchell Gibbons (Ambition) in 6th. Renzullo ended up a dejected 7th.

5 abreast Honda Clubman action
5 abreast Honda Clubman action

Another KPi star Oliver Appleby come of age in the Junior Rotax class by taking a good win over last year’s championship runner up Liam Carter, who was no doubt feeling a bit rusty in his Team Bull kart but still clear of Sean Berry (Privateer) in 3rd place, the top three positions were static from the third lap, behind though there was some shuffling going on with James Freeman (Privateer) taking a good 4th from Luke Freestone (Team Bull) in 5th. Joshua Young battled his striking blue ‘Tyreart’ kart up to 6th from the back of the grid. Aaron Fearon wasn’t far behind in 7th from the two Wavetree drivers, Sam Attard and Ben Gosling.

Oliver Appleby won the Junior Rotax class
Oliver Appleby won the Junior Rotax class

The Junior X30 class had their own final this month and it certainly got off to a bang! Max Goodwin (GMS) who was looking forward to his first final in the class, had his kart refuse to complete the warm up lap, he was beached out the back of the circuit with his engine back firing alarmingly, certainly enough to scare the local Sittingbourne Seagull ! Luke Shopland (Evolution) also struggled early on with his engine proving temperamental too before retiring. This left last year’s Mini Max champion – Ronnie Foster (Evolution), to power off into the distance and win, 8 seconds clear of last month’s dominant victor Bobby Grove (Privateer) in 2nd place, he was a further 6 seconds in front of class debutant Jenson Harvey (GMS) in 3rd and Finlay Cross (Ambition) 3 seconds back in 4th.

Ronnie Foster dominated the Junior X30 class
Ronnie Foster dominated the Junior X30 class

With only one more BMKC event before the Honda Cadet ‘0’ plate event, nailing that magical race day setup is becoming all the more important. Mother Nature played her part in confusing everyone by providing a short shower for qualifying, thus confusing many parents/mechanics over the ideal tyre choice for the all-important 10 minute session. Of the top four in qualifying, Callum Tadman was the only driver who had the pace to fight for the final win. He started from the pole in his newly livered black and green kart, with Evolution driver Kristian Brookes alongside, DRS driver Zak Ripley was back on the pace in 3rd and Oliver Greenall (Evolution) in 4th. Tadman held the lead for the first two laps before losing pace and slipping to 4th; Ripley had taken the lead closely perused by the yellow and white karts of Brookes and Greenall, these three steadily pulling a decisive gap over Tadman. It was very close and tense at the front with Ripley swapping the lead with Brookes – Greenall too had a moment in front before the white blue and red kart of Ripley led going into the last lap. All eyes were on the front two on the run down to the bottom hairpin and sure enough, Greenall pulled an audacious move on Ripley, with two wheels on the inside kerbs, he squeezed inside the right rear corner of Ripley’s kart, Zak tried to hold him off but was forced sideways losing momentum, an opportunist Brookes grasped the chance to take advantage and nicked the second spot over the remainder of the lap. Greenall it was then who crossed the line 1st, showing the crowd just who he thought was the #1! Ripley couldn’t retaliate to Brookes and finished 3rd. Just 1.1 seconds covered the three at the line, with the trio proving that they are ready for the ‘0’ plate event.

Brown jumping in his seat trying to pass Bearman at the line
Brown jumping in his seat trying to pass Bearman at the line

Callum Tadman had dropped 4.7 seconds behind the winner but had nearly a 4 second advantage over a charging Sam Heading, who had yet another disastrous qualifying session and first Prefinal, which left him starting the final in 12th place. Last month’s winner Oliver Bearman finished 6th in a four kart battle that was covered by just 0.3 seconds, Archie Brown was bouncing up and down in his seat in 7th, Theo Micoris up to 8th from 15th and Max Herbert in 9th, rounding out the top 10 was Liam McNeilly.

Ollie Greenall stole the Honda Cadet final on the last lap.
Ollie Greenall stole the Honda Cadet final on the last lap.

With 23 juniors in the Subaru class lined up fireworks were expected and they didn’t disappoint! Troy Beswick (GMS) held the lead until just over half distance before last month’s winner George Leeves (Clarke karts) found a way through, this he held until his teammate Riley Stephenson found his way to the front, with some excellent passing that he couldn’t quite make stick last month. John Victory and Ross Connolly joined in with the aforementioned drivers to give us at times some thrilling three abreast racing, perhaps Ian Ward the circuit boss should make the circuit wider for these guys and girls ! Further back a fired up Cameron Poynton was involved in a nasty looking crash with Dillan Lewis on lap 4. With both karts stuck together and partially blocking the track, young Cameron shrugged off her immediate disappointment by jumping out and separating their entwined karts, she then jumped back in and drove flat out to the chequered flag; no doubt her run of bad luck will change soon as she certainly has the fight to succeed,Dillan Lewis wasn’t going anywhere with a bent axle side lining him. At the flag Stephenson took a great win for his mum and all at Clarke karts, John Victory took 2nd with Beswick completing the podium, Connolly took 4th from one time leader Leeves, Charlie Nash was close behind in 6th.

Frantic Junior Subaru action, Stephenson #87 took the win.
Frantic Junior Subaru action, Stephenson #87 took the win

Spencer Younger (Privateer) comfortably took the spoils in the Senior Rotax class, he finished 6.1 seconds in front of a race long dice between Jake Wall (GMS) and returnee to the class after a leg breaking 2015 – Steve Crow (Privateer), the part time Uckfield DJ qualified poorly but kept the pressure on last month’s winner Wall. Mike Ashby (Privateer) had made a lightning start as he did last month only this time he tangled with Darren Bartlett (DG) at one of the infield hairpins, the resulting heavy contact ended both driver’s races. Zephan Richfield (DG) took a good 4th from Stephen Bouffe and a delayed Karl Meopham in 6th.

Rotax Senior winner Spencer Younger
Rotax Senior winner Spencer Younger

The last race of the day was for the Mini Max class. The LICA trio of Thomas Rotherham, Ben Boras and Ben Cowley, took on the Project One karts of Henry Ayres and Declan Lee. Rotherham dominated the final after having a couple of close Prefinal races, Declan Lee threatened but fell back to 4th at the flag. It was Ayres who finished 2.5 seconds behind in 2nd, with Boras 3rd, Cowley rounded out the top 5.

Thomas Rotherham won the Mini Max class
Thomas Rotherham won the Mini Max class

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Bayford Meadows Winter Trophy Report

Bayford Meadows Kart Club 2016 Winter Trophy meeting 24.01.16.

The BMKC began their 2016 season on Sunday with a warm up event before their season long championship begins in earnest next month. On circuit that had a good soaking overnight the competitors had a Pre – Final and a 20 minute +1 lap Grand Final (15min + 1 Cadets) after qualifying first thing.

Honda Clubman

The first final was for the Honda Clubman class with 15 drivers sharing the grid, leading away was Jamie Perilly driving the KPi run Tony kart, he was hotly pursued by the Project One colours of Ryan Wills. After 4 laps of pressing Perilly, Wills took the lead, he then managed to pull away to an almost 4 second victory. Behind Perilly just held off Alfie Brooks in an enthralling battle. Zach Walters and Mitchell Gibbons had a good dice in 4th and 5th, dropping Jack Matthews in 6th, who had run as high as third early on.

Mini Max

The Mini Max class only managed 5 runners for their Winter Trophy final. For 14 laps James Wharrier held the lead comfortably from Thomas Rotherham, who had been dicing with Declan Lee over second place. On the 15th lap Rotherham’s set up suddenly came alive as he took the lead from Wharrier , this is maintained over the remaining 9 laps to win by 5.4 seconds. Lee dropped back to 4th by the flag as Henry Ayres moved into third behind Wharrier. Ben Cowley was the last remaining runner.

Honda Cadet

Fresh from his win at Buckmore Park last week, Oliver Bearman started from pole position in the eagerly anticipated Honda Cadet final. Alongside in his all black kart was the #65 of Callum Tadman and these two led away the 25 kart snarling pack. Bearman was in no mood to tow the rest of his competitors around and pulled a gap early on, leaving behind a great race for second place, between the impressive Tadman, Dylan Cooper and Kristian Brookes. It didn’t take long for Honda Clubman graduate Oliver Greenall to pull himself together and show what an expert he has become at the Swale circuit, by carving through past these three into second place, his Evolution kart then set off after the flying Bearman. The circuit had dried considerably by now and this played into the hands of Sam Heading – having struggled in qualifying and the Pre-Final due to worn wet tyres, Heading now had intermediates fitted and boy did they make a difference. From his starting position of grid 14, he had worked his way up into 3rd place by the 11 of the 18 laps; there he continued to reel in Greenall, who in turn had closed on the now tyre struggling Virtus kart of Bearman. The gap between 1st and 3rd was eventually just 1.5 seconds, a fine performance by all three drivers

Bearman leads into turn 1 in the Honda Cadet final.
Bearman leads into turn 1 in the Honda Cadet final.

Callum Tadman whose kart was by now almost without his #65, held off Tom Lebbon and Dylan Cooper in a blanket finish for fourth, Kristian Brookes took 7th from the DRS twins of Bradley Hardy and Zac Ripley.

Tadmun holds off Lebbon and Cooper at the Honda Cadet finish.
Tadmun holds off Lebbon and Cooper at the Honda Cadet finish.

Junior Subaru

The Junior Subarus had some new faces joining them this year and with others moving on the grid had an unfamiliar look to it. Perhaps the unfamiliarity had an effect on some, as there were numerous incidents throughout the race’s 24 laps. George Leeves took a narrow win over Troy Beswick, a mere 0.154 seconds covering them at the line, Dylan Lewis had been right with the duo until a late in the race chicane clash, dropped him back. Ross Connolly, Thomas Lawson and Riley Stephenson rounded out the top 6, the latter having a very eventful action filled race.

At the finish line Junior Subaru , Leeves and Beswick.
At the finish line Junior Subaru , Leeves and Beswick.

Junior Rotax

The Junior Rotax and X30 classes followed up next. Project One’s Charlie Bennett won comfortably by 7.4 seconds , from Sean Berry who along with Harry Gent, kept Charlie honest for several early laps. Gent kept race long pressure on Berry without being able to mount a pass, they were separated by 0.2 seconds at the finish. Bobby Grove managed to bring his X30 powered kart up into 4th overall in front of James Freeman (Rotax) and Ben Rawlinson (Rotax). Luke Shopland finished 2nd in the X30 class from Anthony Amato. Leading retirements were Luke Whitehead (chain), Oliver Appleby (rear bumper).

Charlie Bennett won the Junior Rotax class.
Charlie Bennett won the Junior Rotax class.

Senior Max & Senior X30

The final race of the day was for the Senior Rotax and X30 classes. Jack Wall had a big off into the tyre wall in the Pre Final but recovered well to win the Rotax class by a large margin.

Jack Wall won the Rotax senior class.
Jack Wall won the Rotax senior class.

Similarly Ed Bridle had a equally comfortable win in the X30 class, after his brother Chris had his engine oil up on the dummy grid. Jamie McGeohan finished 3rd overall from Dan O’Brien, Chris Harvey and Stephen Walls. Chris Bridle eventually finished 6 laps down in 7th after a lengthy pit stop .

Ed Bridle won the Senior X30 class.
Ed Bridle won the Senior X30 class.

Blake Ticehurst took the points win in the Bambino class after their three runs, Alfie Hunt was 2nd from Tighe Wratten, Damien Baruss-Haggett and Marco Horsley.

Bambino class.

 

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