Grampian Kart Club, Boyndie Drome Circuit, Banff
A group of three, Jack Mackay, Leon Henderson and Logan Mann immediately broke away from the pack. These three circulated for the majority of the final with frequent changed in positions. Henderson dropped away at an incident at the top of the circuit leaving Mackay and Mann to battle it on the last lap. Mann was obviously challenging hard which paid off as Mackay ran wide at pit corner allowing Mann though. Mann’s joy was obvious as he took the chequered flag. The gutted Mackay crossed in second ahead of Henderson. Jonathon Edwards had a lonely race for fourth place. There was a four-way battle for fifth between Lennon Brandie, Steven Duncan, Ben Burnett and Rebecca McPhee. Brandie escaped the trio to take fifth. The trio changed places on numerous times but the order at the chequered flag was Duncan, Burnett and McPhee.
Craig Mann took a lights to flag victory from Hamish Ross. Keiran Glen retired with a power gremlin.
Pole man, Keiran Smart led away from Steven Watt, Fraser Skene, Cameron McPhee, Craig Phillip and Gary Bird. Smart opened a ten-metre gap over Watt. Watt closed down near the end of the race but Smart held on to take the victory. Phillip spun at Shirlaw’s bend on lap 3. Watt came home in second ahead of Mcphee who had moved to third on lap 6. Bird was fourth ahead of Craig Mackay, Skene, Jamie Gomeche and Stewart Thomson.
The first three in the B final, Mike Rose, Daniel MacRae and Liam Grant were promoted to the back of the A final.
Billiant start from the second row by Adrian Brodie saw him lead at the end of the first lap from Michael Ogilvie and Gordon Mutch. Mutch moved to second on lap 2. Brodie took the victory from Mutch and Ogilvie. Dominic Lund came home fourth ahead of Stuart Campbell. B final winner, Mike Rose, came through to sixth and was followed home by David Maclennan, Daniel MacRae and Roy Wilson.
KZ2 UK (Gearbox)
Scott Byriers charged off from the starting lights and was never challenged to take a comfortable victory. The action was for second between Neil Anderson and Graeme Gibbs. Anderson was keeping his nose in front until going wide at gate corner allowing Gibbs to the inside for the charge up Boyndie Straight. Gibbs grabbed second and drew away to take the second spot on the podium. Anderson come home third with Colin McIrvine and David Wiseman retiring.
1st – Logan Mann (Aberdeen), 2nd – Jack McKay (Golspie)
3rd – Leon Henderson (Newmachar)
1st – Craig Mann (Aberdeen), 2nd – Hamish Ross (Rogart)
3rd – Kieran Glen (Banff)
1st – Mike Rose (Ellon) 2nd – Daniel MacRae (Aberchirder)
3rd – Liam Grant (Aberdeen)
1st – Adrian Brodie (Keith), 2nd – Gordon Mutch (Locherbie),
3rd – Michael Ogilvie (Stonehaven)
1st – Kieran Smart (Oldmeldrum), 2nd – Steven Watt (Aberdeen)
3rd – Cameron McPhee (Inverurie)
1st – Scott Byiers (Crimond), 2nd – Greame Gibbs (Buckie)
3rd – Neil Anderson (Insch),
Next race meeting at Boyndie will be in March 2017
See website www.grampiankartclub.com for more details.
Words by Alan Wyness