2nd November 2014 – Rye House Kart Raceway
The ninth round of Hoddesdon Kart Club’s Championships for 2014 was held on 2nd November at Rye House. With atrocious heavy rain there were lengthy delays and once they conditions improved a shortened race programme took place. There were a total of 68 drivers signed on, which included 9 novices.
The first final of the day was for Senior Rotax. Starting from pole George Sanders led every lap of the race to win by 04.87 seconds from Lee Ward. Ward, started 2nd but had dropped to 3rd by the end of the first lap, and finished in 2nd, 00.86 seconds in front of Firas Bilbeisi. Ryan Dones, who started 3rd and finished in 4th, 16.38 seconds in front of Matthew Gibbs. Fastest Lap was 42.40 seconds set by George Sanders on lap 14.
Next up was the combined grid of Honda Clubman and IAME Cadets. Starting from pole Ethan Newsham had dropped to 3rd at the end of the 1st lap. Newsham moved into 2nd place in front of Lorenzo Kordal on lap 3 and took the lead from Billy Styles on lap 4 to win by 03.72 seconds from Styles. Styles, started 3rd and had taken the lead by the end of the first lap, and finished in 2nd, 05.82 seconds in front of Kordal. Kordal, started 5th and had climbed to 4th by the end of the first lap, and finished in 3rd. Tate Allington, who started 6th was in 7th position at the end of the first lap, and finished in 4th, 00.11 seconds in front of Luke Barham. Fastest Lap was 45.92 seconds set by Ethan Newsham on lap 11.
In Junior Rotax starting from 2nd position Alexander Burford- Fuller maintained the position for the first lap and took the lead from Michael Smith on lap 6 to win by 01.00 seconds from Smith. Smith, started 1st and maintained that position to the end of the first lap, and finished in 2nd, 00.26 seconds in front of Damani Marcano.
Marcano started 3rd and finished in 3rd. Callum Hawkins- Row, who started 5th and finished in 4th, 01.77 seconds in front of William Hayden. Fastest Lap was 39.70 seconds set by Damani Marcano on lap 9.
In Honda Cadet starting from pole Josh Steed led every lap of the race to win by 00.49 seconds from Ben Kasperczak. Kasperczak, started 1st but had dropped to 4th by the end of the first lap, and finished in 2nd, 15.63 seconds in front of Astin Wigley. Wigley, started 4th and finished in 3rd, Harley White, who started 5th and finished in 4th, 00.12 seconds in front of Lucas Ellingham. Fastest Lap was 44.10 seconds set by Ben Kasperczak on lap 13.
In Rotax Mini Max starting from pole Alfie Haralambous led every lap of the race to win by 01.38 seconds from Timothy Amadi. Amadi started 2nd and stayed there until the end of the race. Thomas Hunt, who started 5th and finished in 3rd, 00.48 seconds in front of Jack Chapman. Bayley Gregory, who started 8th was in 6th position at the end of the first lap, and finished in 5th, 00.84 seconds in front of Harry Dyson. Fastest Lap was 40.19 seconds set by Timothy Amadi on lap 13.
The last final of the day was for Rotax 177. Starting from pole Tom Daniel led every lap of the race to win by 06.72 seconds from Dave Rendall. Rendall started 4th and had climbed to 3rd by the end of the first lap, and finished in 2nd, 00.21 seconds in front of Mark Palmer. Tony Parfett, who started 3rd was in 4th position at the end of the first lap, and finished in 4th, 01.64 seconds in front of Shawn Morter. Fastest Lap was 38.28 seconds set by Tom Daniel on lap 14.