Queenslanders Dominate Raleigh 6-Hour

press release

On the eve of this year’s State of Origin Rugby League opener, the Queenslanders have managed to dominate proceedings after they took out all three spots on the podium over the weekend at Raleigh International Karting Raceway, near Coffs Harbour , during the latest round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Endurance Kart Championship.

Heading the podium at the completion of the ‘Raleigh 6 Hour’, which doubled as rounds of the National, New South Wales and Queensland Championships, was the A1 Racing team who finished with a total 367 laps, and a complete lap ahead of their nearest rivals in what a was a strong performance, as they managed to bounce back from their last lap defeat at the previous round.  

Above: The A1 Racing machine

Behind the A1 Racing team was an amazing finish between the team of Adrenalin Rush Racing (Kart Number 2) who ended up finishing in second ahead of the other Adrenalin Rush Racing (Kart Number 1) with only a mere 0.03 seconds separating the pair at the fall of the chequered flag.

In fourth spot was the very first team home for NSW, in Team Kaos, followed by an impressive fifth spot that was captured by the LJ Hooker Jets and in sixth spot was the Kart Attack team.

The ‘Raleigh 6 Hour’ was marred by a large crash on the 308th lap from the Bell Pipes Racing team while they were well placed inside the Top 10 at the time and their race was brought to premature end due to the substantial amount of damage sustained in the heavy crash into the wall.

There were a record 31 teams that took part in the ‘Raleigh 6 Hour’, with between two to three drivers per team.

Qualifying was undertaken in wet weather conditions on the Saturday and the standout performer was the A1 Racing team who managed to take out pole position ahead the Paw Racing team, unfortunately the latter team was hampered by mechanical issues throughout the ‘Raleigh 6 Hour’ race and were unable to match their outstanding qualifying result in the actual race but still managed to finish inside the Top 10.

The proposed support class for the ‘Raleigh 6 Hour’ race was not to be as the Pro Moto Series (Motorcycles) were not allowed to run due to insurance reasons by the NSW Sport and Rec department.

The next round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Championship is to be held at Oran Park Raceway (Narellan NSW) for the running of 24 hour race that is to run over the June Long Weekend (June 7 – 8).


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