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Grampian Kart Club – Round 4

R4, Boyndie Drome Circuit, Banff

With a yellow weather warning in place caused by Hurricane Bertha, Boyndie awoke to benign conditions and sunshine.

Feature trophies were the Mike Philip Trophy (junior driver who impressed the marshals and officials) won by Jack Gordon and the September Cup (in August) (driver to score least points on the day).won by Abbie Munro.

Honda Cadets

Abbie Munro immediately was able to open a ten-metre gap and took the chequered flag. A chasing group of three formed were Craig Mann, Aiden Welch and Ben Macleod. On lap six Welch moved to second. Cameron Ross was closing in on the trio and when he did catch them wasted no time in cutting his way through to second. Ross maintained second to the flag. Third was Craig Mann followed by Ben MacLeod and Aiden Welch. Further down the field there was another trio of karts doing battle. They were Logan Blake, Ben Burnett and Jonathan Edwards. This order changed to Burnett taking sixth, Edwards seventh and Blake eighth.

Junior Max / Mini Max

Elliot McIntosh, from the outside of the front row, took the early lead from Jack Gordon. A sprinkle of rain slowed the drivers Robbie Souter was caught out and spun into the thick grass. Gordon got through into the lead and opened a five second gap at the chequered flag. McIntosh took second ahead of Abigail Ross. In Mini Max Cameron Ross finished ahead of Lewis Miller.

Senior Max

Just as the karts left the dummy grid there was more rain. This came into play at the Moravian corner a number of karts lost adhesion and slid wide. At the end of the first lap the order was David Eason, Ross Shearer, Chloe Scott, Connor Wilson, Lewis McNab and Neil Maclennan. On the second lap Eason ran wide at Moravian due the throttle cable problem causing the throttle sticking wide open. A quick fix got him back into the race but lost seven places. Scott took the lead. There was a five-kart train consisting of Scott, Shearer, Wilson, McNab and Maclennan. Track conditions had dried out. Maclennan and McNab touched in the Boyndie loop and as a result a trio remained. Scott came under pressure but coolly held out to the victory from Shearer and Wilson. Maclennan didn’t get back in contact with the leaders to finish fourth. Eason recovered to take fifth ahead of Grant Cheesewright ahead of McNab, Bob Main and David Logan.

KZ2 UK (Gearbox)

Scott Byiers, from pole position, took the early lead from Walter Wallace and David Kellock. Ten-metre gap opened between the three drivers. Wallace began to eat into Byiers lead and caught him with four laps to go. Immediately he made his move at the end of Boyndie Straight and took the lead. Kellock closed in on the leaders. Wallace took the victory followed by Byiers and Kellock. Fourth was a close finish between Neil Anderson and Ian Duncan, which was in favour of Anderson.

Sheila Cumming presented trophies for GKC. The club is looking for previous members to come along for a chat and relive their racing experiences at Boyndie.