By Karting1 ~ April 11th, 2009. Filed under: Kart Racing News.
Sunday Round 2
Sunday saw a different format to proceedings as each class had one timed qualifying and then one race (excluding C and B finals). Some drivers would have preferred more races but the format certainly was more simple and easy to follow than Saturday’s.
The Junior Rotax final was a master class from Ash Hand. He started 2nd on the grid but soon built a commanding lead which he would not relinquish. Ollie Varney led the chasing pack but Hand was too strong. Will Hunter managed to catch Varney and take second place before the end of the race.
Hand was Supreme
Luke Hughes and Jack Barlow were the main men in the early stages of the MiniMax final. The pair built a lead from James Singleton. However with Hughes and Barlow battling Singleton had the pace to catch them. The long final certainly suited Singleton as he passed both Barlow and Hughes to evenutally take the win.
It was Callum Bowyer who qualified pole for the final with Round 1 winner Alex Albon slotting into second. In the early stages of the race it looked as if Albon and Bowyer would be battling for the win as the pair separated themselves from the field.
Alex Albon couldn’t repeat his Saturday success
However as they battled Jordan King chipped away at the pair. He eventually forced his way into a race winning position. King took the glory from Bowyer in 2nd and Albon in 3rd
Race Winner Jordan King
It was a Battle Royale in KF2 and the tiny grid still delivered some fantastic racing. Raymie Eastwood, Josh Fielding and Jake Lloyd all had a go at the front. But it was Jake Lloyd who managed to break the pack in the final few laps to take the win from Fielding, and then Eastwood.
Lloyd took victory in KF2 sponsored by FPA
Cadet British Championship
The Cadets were typically frantic! Josh White and Trevyn-Jay Nelson were the early pair to try and make a break for it. It appeared to be working as they gapped the feld. As ever though the chasing pack clawed their way back. It was pure mind games as Nelson, and White swapped positions with Max Vaughn. Webb then joined the show and fought his way to the front. But in the end, and after some good racing White won from Alex Gill, and then Nelson in 3rd.
Nelson led for much of the Cadet final
Saturday Round 1
Today marked the first round of the re-vamped Stars Of Tomorrow Kart Series now supported by Bernie Ecclestone and FOM. A rather elaborate arrangement of qualifying, heats, and pre-finals left a few competitors confused as to what was happening throughout the day. Hopefully as the championship progresses the system will become more easy to follow and understand. The potential of this championship is absolutely huge and will gather speed as the year progresses.
All Results Unofficial
In KF2 it was O Plate champion Josh Fielding who took the spoils from Max Hawkins and Raymie Eastwood. There will be disappointment at the fact only around 7 KF2s lined up on the grid. With the organisers going to great lengths to secure a fantastic Formula Palmer Audi scholarship as well as exposure by FOM you would have expected more karts to line up on the grid. Hopefully as the year progresses we will see an improvement!
In MiniMax the battle was between Bobby Thomson and Harry Crawly. The pair pulled themselves away from the chasing pack. It was Crawley however who took the win from Thomson, Danny Sweeney, Jack Barlow and Charlie Robertson in 5th.
It was a dominant win for Matt Parry in Junior Max. He led all the way with Henry Hunter and his brother Will Hunter left to battle for second. That battle was won by Henry with Will in third followed by Hector Hurst and Josh Parker in 5th.
KF3 saw Albon continue his success over from Super 1 with a fine win in FKS. At the start his closest rivals Russel Danzey and Sennan Fielding spun themselves out of contention. Macauley Walsh and Jacob Stilp tried to catch but Albon was too strong. Albon won ahead of Walsh, Callum Bowyer, Jordan King, and Stilp in 5th.
In the MSA British Cadet Kart Championship it was Josh White and George Russell that cleared themselves away from the field. The paid led the field by quite a margin but it was Russell who made the break building a couple of kart lengths ahead of White. Going into the final lap Russell had a gap but appeared to look over his shoulder and allow White to pressure him. Russell was forced to defend hard but managed to hold on to win from White, Ricky Collard, Harry Woodhead and Alex Gill in 5th
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