WCR Jets Win Back-To-Back Enduor Events

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The Wollongong City Raceway Jets have continued their stunning start to the 2009 Powered by Honda ProKart Australia NSW Endurance Kart Championship by taking out the ‘Wollongong 1000’ last Saturday down at Wollongong City Raceway.

Above: WCR Jets take the win

For the Wollongong City Raceway Jets this was their second victory from as many rounds of the NSW Endurance Kart Championship this year and they have now won the ‘Wollongong 1000’ two years in succession.

At the completion of the 1000 laps, run under both day and night conditions, the Wollongong City Raceway Jets defeated the Horsepower Racing and KBC Racing outfits.

The Wollongong City Raceway Jets didn’t have a ‘walk in the park’ either throughout the ‘Wollongong 1000’ as they battled for the lead with reigning National and NSW Champions Team Kaos for the first half of the race distance up until they were forced to make an unscheduled pit stop to repair a damaged muffler.

Team Kaos didn’t escape drama either during the Wollongong 1000 as they were forced to make an unscheduled pit stop too to repair a broken throttle cable and lost their handy lead of some three laps.

Above: KBC Racing

With both the Wollongong City Raceway Jets and Team Kaos encountering drama, the major benefactor from their woes was the Horsepower Racing team. They held down the lead for most of the second half of the race up until the Wollongong City Raceway Jets clawed their way back into the lead and went on to record yet another victory in what was a fabulous recovery. 

Still coming to grips with their new Go Kart, the Horsepower Racing team didn’t make the best of starts to their race, due to clutch complications early on in the race, but recovered strongly with consistent driving and trouble free pit stops to end up in second place.

The KBC Racing team have made a consistent start to the year and once again finished on the podium this time in third place. The opening round of the NSW Championship, the ‘Oran Park 7 Hour’, resulted in them finishing in second place.

In fourth place was the Illawarra Karts and Parts Racing team, followed by the second of the Wollongong City Raceway Jets teams and the Two Dogs Racing in fifth and sixth place.

For the second of the Wollongong City Raceway Jets team they scored a very strong result and were very pleased with their efforts. Likewise, the Two Dogs Racing team ended up finishing sixth outright and were the first B-grade team across the finish line.
‘Wollongong 1000’ Pace setters Team Kaos ended up finishing back in seventh place in what was a disappointing end to a promising race. They were without a doubt one of the quickest teams of the race and were unlucky not to have taken out victory or at least recorded a minor placing on the podium.

The third round of the NSW Championship is to be held on Sunday, April 5 at Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway in what will be a ‘7 Hour’ race.


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