Wild Hogs Win 6-Hour Thriller

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A pass on the last corner of the last lap has handed the Port Macquarie 6 Hour victory to the Wild Hogs Racing team during the latest round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Endurance Kart Championship that was held last weekend (April 19 and 20) at the Pacific Park International Karting Circuit, near Port Macquarie, on the North Coast of NSW.

The Wild Hogs Racing team, who had qualified well down the field in 25th place, pulled off a blinder of a pass on the A1 Racing Team to snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and crossed the finish line only 1.6 seconds ahead of the A1 Racing Team, while third was captured by the lone driver in the Big Dazz Racing Team, in what was a fabulous effort considering that his rival teams had between two and three drivers and also the fact that he was running a hire kart from ProKart Australia.

In what was a rain affected Port Macquarie 6 Hour event, which saw the race halted for a total of 30 minutes at the 5 hour and 15 minute mark due to heavy rain flooding the circuit, and this set up a 15 minute sprint to the chequered flag and this set up what was the closest and most exciting finish ever witnessed in ProKart Australia Endurance Kart history.

Throughout the Port Macquarie 6 Hour it was a race of survival where many of the leading teams struggled with mechanical issues or simply couldn’t handle the wet weather conditions, and this allowed some of the lower key teams to shine.

At the fall of the chequered flag the Top 3 runners were all on the same lap, which consisted of Wild Hogs Racing, A1 Racing, and Big Dazz Racing teams, while fourth place went to Adrenalin Rush Racing, followed by Hydralink Racing in fifth place. Three of the Top 5 teams were Queensland based in what was a strong performance from them up against their usually dominant New South Wales rivals.

Qualifying saw Team OFIK # 9 take pole position ahead of the A1 Racing team by the smallest of margins, but unfortunately they were unable to turn their qualifying pace into race pace and finished well down the field in a disappointing 22nd place.

A field of 28 teams took to the start of the Port Macquarie 6 Hour, which also doubled as rounds counting towards the National, NSW and QLD Championships, in what was a fabulous turn out for the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Endurance Kart Championship.

The upcoming round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australian Endurance Kart Championship is the Raleigh 6 Hour at Raleigh Kart Raceway in Coffs Harbour (North Coast of NSW) on the weekend of May 17 – 18 and it also to be rounds of the National, NSW, and QLD championships.


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