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Llandow Kart Club, Round 8

The sun was back in September as Llandow Kart Club’s championship took another step towards its denouement with eight classes in action at round eight.

The massed ranks of Cadets kicked things off, with IAME rivals Shay Keough and Max Fenlon battling it out at the front of the field. Fenlon claimed heat one but, from there on in, it was Keough at the top of the timesheets, claiming the remaining heats and the final as Fenlon found he had Connor Kearney for company. The Honda runners proved well-matched with four different winners in as many races. Rissington interloper Jensen Fennymore led brother Morgan across the line in a family 1-2 in the opening heat, before Llandow locals Oscar and Stuart Ferguson repeated the feat in race two. George Alp-Williams then took top spot in the final qualifier, but it was the driver behind him in that race who went on to take the win when it mattered most, as Louis Harvey claimed Final victory from Alp-Williams and Oscar Ferguson.

There was a familiar story in Junior Honda as Celtic champion Kristian Prosser claimed a clean sweep of all four races. Seasonlong rival Patrick Hill provided the closest opposition in three of the four, including the Final, but had no answer to Prosser on this occasion. Ben Cutler took runners-up honours in heat one, but it was Jack Bligh who again came through to complete the podium in the main event. Junior and Mini Max shared the track once again, and it was the usual story out front with Rob Ellis and Ethan Ling claiming top spot in the Final. Neither could claim total dominance, however, with Ellis missing out in heat three – which was won by Tom Croydon from David Spiller – and Ling having to give best to Riley Phillips in each of the qualifying races.

Croydon and Phillips duly claimed runners-up honours in their respective classes, with Spiller and Jem Hempworth filling the top three. Ryan Edwards returned to dominate in Junior TKM, although Tom Rawlings ensured there was no clean sweep by winning the opening race. Edwards didn’t have things his own way thereafter either, with August winner Alex Rees twice running him close, including missing out by less than a second in the Final. Yousuf Ashraf finished third in the main race, with Sam Johns and Rawlings taking top five positions. Senior Honda started in familiar fashion with Danny Griffiths winning the opening heats, but veteran Chris Lipscomb stepped up to prevent another unbeaten weekend for the #45. Having run Griffiths close in race one, the Welsh champion turned the tables to claim heat three by just 0.028s and then ran out a slightly more comfortable winner in the Final, edging Griffiths by 1.67s.

Monty Gorringe harried the points leader to the line in third place, just as he had in the third heat. Dilip Singh followed up last month’s success by winning the opening heat in Senior Rotax but, from that point on, the meeting was all about Sam Morgan and Zach Jones. The pair finished 1-2 in the remaining three races, with Morgan coming out on top by a couple of tenths in the Final, as Singh completed the podium. Michael Bacchetta was the other driver to feature in the top three on the day, chasing Morgan and Jones home in heat three.

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Llandow Kart Club – August 2014

August 2014

Although the weather gods decided to play a trick on Llandow, with mixed conditions for what was supposedly a summer month, the Welsh club continued to produce fine action on-track as the championship moved into its second half.

With no Bambinos present, the assorted Cadet classes kicked things off, with Shay Keough and Max Fenlon sharing the heat wins in the IAME category. When it came to the Final, however, Thomas Nippers – who had been denied by just 0.001secs in heat three – came through to surprise both, claiming a rare success, with Fenlon second and Connor Kearney third.

The Honda class was no less fiercely contested, with Austin Maddocks and George Alp-Williams taking victory in the heats, before Jack Fordham stole the honours in the main event. Alp-Williams crossed the line in second place, with Maddocks third, just behind lone Comer runner Shayne Clarke.

The Honda Junior races were dominated by Celtic champion Kristian Prosser and Welsh champion Patrick Hill. The latter opened the day with victory in heat one but thereafter had to play second fiddle to his big rival, as Prosser took the top step in the remaining races. Behind them, Jack Bligh claimed third in heat one, before Ben Cutler took over the role of chief pursuer for the remainder of the day.

Junior and Mini Max once again ran together on-track, but there was no denying Rob Ellis who, after July’s interruption, returned to winning ways in fine style with a clean sweep of all four outings in the Junior category. David Spiller and Tom Croydon gave chase, with the later finishing as runner-up in the final, where Ceran Sokhi completed the podium.

Mini Max went the way of reigning Welsh champion Ethan Ling, who saw off the challenge of Riley Phillips in each race. Kieran Clarke and Jem Hempworth duelled over third spot, with the latter eventually taking the final step of the podium. Junior TKM produced four different winners from as many races, with Ross Deal, Hugo Homes and Yousuf Ashraf taking a heat apiece before Alex Rees came through to again claim top spot in the fi nal. Holmes and Ashraf completed the top three, less than a second behind the winner, with Deal eventually classified fourth. Danny Griffiths continued his recent dominant form in Senior Honda, but was denied a third consecutive sweep of the day’s action by being excluded from the opening heat. Undeterred, he bounced back to win the remaining races, including heading home Paul Saunders by some six seconds in the finale. Monty Gorringe claimed the final podium spot, denying Cristiano Nardone, who had celebrated victory in heat one earlier in the day. In the absence of Tom Stride, July winner Dilip Singh proved the man to beat in Senior Rotax, taking heats one and three before repeating his success in the main event. Gareth Taylor proved to be Singh’s closest opposition on this occasion, winning the remaining heat before chasing the victor home in the final. Sam Morgan chased Taylor to the line before rounding out the top three. Round eight of the 2014 Llandow club championship takes place at South Wales Karting Centre on Sunday 21 September.

Llandow Kart Club

August 2014

Although the weather gods decided to play a trick on Llandow, with mixed conditions for what was supposedly a summer month, the Welsh club continued to produce fine action on-track as the championship moved into its second half.

With no Bambinos present, the assorted Cadet classes kicked things off, with Shay Keough and Max Fenlon sharing the heat wins in the IAME category. When it came to the Final, however, Thomas Nippers – who had been denied by just 0.001s in heat three – came through to surprise both, claiming a rare success, with Fenlon second and Connor Kearney third.

The Honda class was no less fiercely contested, with Austin Maddocks and George Alp-Williams taking victory in the heats, before Jack Fordham stole the honours in the main event. Alp- Williams crossed the line in second place, with Maddocks third, just behind lone Comer runner Shayne Clarke.

The Honda Junior races were dominated by Celtic champion Kristian Prosser and Welsh champion Patrick Hill. The latter opened the day with victory in heat one but thereafter had to play second fiddle to his big rival, as Prosser took the top step in the remaining races. Behind them, Jack Bligh claimed third in heat one, before Ben Cutler took over the role of chief pursuer for the remainder of the day.

Junior and MiniMax once again ran together on-track, but there was no denying Rob Ellis who, after July’s interruption, returned to winning ways in fine style with a clean sweep of all four outings in the Junior category. David Spiller and Tom Croydon gave chase, with the later finishing as runner-up in the final, where Ceran Sokhi completed the podium.

MiniMax went the way of reigning Welsh champion Ethan Ling, who saw off the challenge of Riley Phillips in each race. Kieran Clarke and Jem Hempworth duelled over third spot, with the latter eventually taking the final step of the podium.

Junior TKM produced four different winners from as many races, with Ross Deal, Hugo Homes and Yousuf Ashraf taking a heat apiece before Alex Rees came through to again claim top spot in the final. Holmes and Ashraf completed the top three, less than a second behind the winner, with Deal eventually classified fourth.

Danny Griffiths continued his recent dominant form in Senior Honda, but was denied a third consecutive sweep of the day’s action by being excluded from the opening heat. Undeterred, he bounced back to win the remaining races, including heading home Paul Saunders by some six seconds in the finale. Monty Gorringe claimed the final podium spot, denying Cristiano Nardone, who had celebrated victory in heat one earlier in the day.

In the absence of Tom Stride, July winner Dilip Singh proved the man to beat in Senior Rotax, taking heats one and three before repeating his success in the main event. Gareth Taylor proved to be Singh’s closest opposition on this occasion, winning the remaining heat before chasing the victor home in the final. Sam Morgan chased Taylor to the line before rounding out the top three.

Round eight of the 2014 Llandow club championship takes place at South Wales Karting Centre on Sunday 21 September.

 

 

 

Cadet Honda

1 Jack Fordham BRK

2 George Alp-Williams Project One

3 Austin Maddocks Project One

Cadet Comer

1 Shayne Clarke Zip

Cadet Iame

1 Thomas Nippers Zip

2 Max Fenlon RK/Birel

3 Connor Kearney Zip

Junior Honda

1 Kristian Prosser 7Kart

2 Patrick Hill Wright

3 Ben Cutler 7Kart

Junior TKM

1 Alex Rees Jade

2 Hugo Holmes Tonykart

3 Yousuf Ashraf Jade

Llandow Kart Club – August

August 2014

Although the weather gods decided to play a trick on Llandow, with mixed conditions for what was supposedly a summer month, the Welsh club continued to produce fine action on-track as the championship moved into its second half.

With no Bambinos present, the assorted Cadet classes kicked things off, with Shay Keough and Max Fenlon sharing the heat wins in the IAME category. When it came to the Final, however, Thomas Nippers – who had been denied by just 0.001s in heat three – came through to surprise both, claiming a rare success, with Fenlon second and Connor Kearney third.

The Honda class was no less fiercely contested, with Austin Maddocks and George Alp-Williams taking victory in the heats, before Jack Fordham stole the honours in the main event. Alp- Williams crossed the line in second place, with Maddocks third, just behind lone Comer runner Shayne Clarke.

The Honda Junior races were dominated by Celtic champion Kristian Prosser and Welsh champion Patrick Hill. The latter opened the day with victory in heat one but thereafter had to play second fiddle to his big rival, as Prosser took the top step in the remaining races. Behind them, Jack Bligh claimed third in heat one, before Ben Cutler took over the role of chief pursuer for the remainder of the day.

Junior and MiniMax once again ran together on-track, but there was no denying Rob Ellis who, after July’s interruption, returned to winning ways in fine style with a clean sweep of all four outings in the Junior category. David Spiller and Tom Croydon gave chase, with the later finishing as runner-up in the final, where Ceran Sokhi completed the podium.

MiniMax went the way of reigning Welsh champion Ethan Ling, who saw off the challenge of Riley Phillips in each race. Kieran Clarke and Jem Hempworth duelled over third spot, with the latter eventually taking the final step of the podium.

Junior TKM produced four different winners from as many races, with Ross Deal, Hugo Homes and Yousuf Ashraf taking a heat apiece before Alex Rees came through to again claim top spot in the final. Holmes and Ashraf completed the top three, less than a second behind the winner, with Deal eventually classified fourth.

Danny Griffiths continued his recent dominant form in Senior Honda, but was denied a third consecutive sweep of the day’s action by being excluded from the opening heat. Undeterred, he bounced back to win the remaining races, including heading home Paul Saunders by some six seconds in the finale. Monty Gorringe claimed the final podium spot, denying Cristiano Nardone, who had celebrated victory in heat one earlier in the day.

In the absence of Tom Stride, July winner Dilip Singh proved the man to beat in Senior Rotax, taking heats one and three before repeating his success in the main event. Gareth Taylor proved to be Singh’s closest opposition on this occasion, winning the remaining heat before chasing the victor home in the final. Sam Morgan chased Taylor to the line before rounding out the top three.

Round eight of the 2014 Llandow club championship takes place at South Wales Karting Centre on Sunday 21 September.