The TKM Club Championships – backed by Karting Mag – have moved on at a pace since our last edition with two rounds in the Midlands, the first ever Southern and a second round in the North. The front runners are beginning to show.
In the Midlands, the area where the first trend se?ing championship was run back in 2012, there have been two rounds at Shenington and Kimbolton with some great racing! In Juniors at Shenington just when a magnificent scrap for the top places in the final was reaching its peak the red flag came out a?er one time leader Adam Sparrow was taken out by a low flying Joshua Sherriff. Both ended up in an ambulance. It left? last year’s champion Ma?tthew Taylor to take the win.
At Kimbolton in round two, it was Chris Whi?tton who took the win by a few inches from Adam Sparrow, with Ma?hew Taylor in third. On points that puts Taylor in the lead from Sparrow in second place. With Whi?on not doing the first round he is currently in 7th place but clearly a serious contender.
In Extreme at Shenington Matt?hew Allnut drove through from the fourth row of the grid to take a fine victory in a super close race from Gareth Haynes and Rowan Reed.
But at Kimbolton it was all change with Joe Stockford, who finished 8th at Shenny, taking a fine win. Jack Ransom finished second with Allnut in third. Harry Moore took second but was excluded for a non compliance. The points table shows Allnut first from Haynes and Reed with Stockford fourth.
Clubman have only done the first round at Shenington. Max Goldsmith took the flag in first place but to his horror was a whisker underweight and excluded. That le?ft Tom Longfield as winner of the final from Daniel Mense and last year’s series winner Jack Macaulay. On points Daniel Mense is in the lead from a large pack just a few points behind.
In the first ever round of Southern TKM club champs in Juniors it was Louis Beavan who put on a fine display to take pole position and first in the final. But he was chased hard by Lewis Ryder and Curtis Grainger who look like being a very close group for top places. In Extreme it was Will Fox who took the final from Lewis Round and Stephen Le Cocq. On points Lewis Round on top from Fox and Le Cocq.
Finally to the North where a?er round two at Rowrah Robbie Wozencro?ft has further put his stamp on the series with another win. Kristian Brierley, who got taken out in round one, was a close second having started from pole. Ethan Hammerton was third from Cameron Sharpe. So on points the order Wozencroft?, Brierley and Hammerton – just five points between them.
In Extreme, with first round winner Rob Wallace not competing, Lewis Main took pole position and the win putt?ing him six points clear of Sam Taylor with Joe Taylor in third. But Wallace will be back!