Another Great Weekend for Chris Cox

press release

Chris was on form again over Queens Birthday weekend in Blenheim and Nelson for the annual Sunbelts Championship.  The Junior Yamaha class was supported by seventeen of the South Islands junior drivers including NZ2 Jesse Craig.  They competed in eight heats and a final over the two days with Chris taking out the title from Luke Kirk in 2nd and Gary Cooze in 3rd place.

The Blenheim round felt like familiar territory but much colder than a few months ago at the Nationals and Chris quickly hooked into a good kart set up which saw him break Jesse’s track record set at the Nationals and win 2 out of the 4 races and place 2nd and 3rd in the other two heats.  His most enjoyable heat was heat 3 which saw him move from last on the grid to 3rd in just 6 laps. 

Slightly warmer weather greeted the competitors over the hill in Nelson on Sunday morning and with it the challenge of a completely different style of track and one Chris hasn’t visited since the same event last year.  He needn’t have worried though, once again with the help of his Supreme engine and another awesome set up from his pit crew his kart handled superbly all day and he broke the track record in heat 1 and then bettered it in heat 2 and posted the fastest time in all races except the final.

The Christchurch Kart Club also took titles in a majority of the other classes with Scott Manson winning 9 out of 9 heats to take the Junior Restricted title, Mark Coulbeck winning the Yamaha Heavy class, Matthew Hamilton winning the Rotax Light title and Murray Press the Rotax Heavy title.

Chris acknowledges the ongoing support he receives from Maurice Frost at Supreme Kart Supplies, The Pothole People Ltd and Apex Karting Ltd