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'Adrenalin Rush' Dominate Gympie 7-Hour

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The two Adrenalin Rush Karting teams scored a commanding 1 – 2 finish in the ‘Gympie 7 Hour’ over the weekend (March 21 and 22) at the Cooloola Kart Track to win the second round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Queensland Endurance Kart Championship.

Above: Adrenaline Rush leads the way

The Adrenalin Rush Karting team not only won the ‘Gympie 7 Hour’ by over four laps, completing a total of 516 laps each (four more than the third placed finishing team) but they also qualified 1 – 2 on Saturday afternoon. This set the tone for a flawless weekend for NSW based Adrenalin Rush Karting team and then they capped off perfectly with their commanding 1 - 2 result.

Despite finishing last year’s Queensland Championship with a flurry of round wins, the Adrenalin Rush Karting team ended up finishing third in the championship point standings. This year they are aiming to clinch the victory honours in the championship and after their performance over the weekend the other teams in the championship will have plenty of work to do to match the preparation and strategy of team manager Al Denyer. Their speed, reliability and strategy provided them with an edge all weekend.

Finishing behind the dominance of the Adrenalin Rush Karting pairing in third place was the ResiSales.com.au Racing Team. Team owner / manager and lead-driver Phil Wallis was almost unable to compete the weekend with his regular team drivers unavailable. Two local drivers from the Cooloola Kart Club joined the ResiSales.com.au team late in the week to complete their driver line up. With local track knowledge from their latest ‘recruits’; this team was always going to challenge for a strong result and their podium place was well earned after they found themselves three laps down on the leaders during the early stages of the race.

Above: ResiSales team made the podium

Outside the podium finishes were RPM Racing in fourth (505 laps), followed by Team5150R’s # 51 kart (496 laps), BF Racing (488 laps), the # 50 of Team5150R (487 LAPS), Viper Racing (483 laps), Team BAR (474 laps) with PDS Grand Prix finishing in 10th place (458 laps).

A number of teams showed early promise and an enthralling battle for 3rd place ensued throughout the first few hours, with 5 karts challenging for the position.

The Wollongong City Raceway Jets had to overcome a 15th place starting position to join the battle for 3rd between the # 50 kart of Team5150R, ResiSales.com, PDS Grand Prix and RPM Motorsport. All of these teams suffered some form of misfortune during the event, with PDS Grand Prix having clutch issues, Team5150R’s # 50 kart breaking a throttle plate and numerous other technical challenges confronting ResiSales.com.au, Wollongong City Raceway Jets and the RPM Motorsport teams.

Above: Team501R were in contention for third until mechanical dramas

Aside from the dominant performance of Adrenalin Rush Karting’s two karts; 7 - 8 teams all displayed similar race pace with their fastest laps all within a few tenths of each other, boding well for some terrific on-track battles as the year progresses.

A number of new teams also debuted in the Queensland Championship last weekend and both Viper Racing and BAR were welcomed additions to the field.

Above: The blue & black Team BAR finished inside the top ten.

The third round of the Queensland Championship is to be held on Saturday, April 18 with the running of the ‘Nanango 6 Hour’, which is a technical and demanding layout which will provide enjoyment for teams and spectators alike. Located only two hours from Brisbane, another strong field is expected to challenge the current domination of the Adrenalin Rush Karting duo.


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