Streamline Motorsport End WCR Jets’ Winning Streak

press release

The Streamline Motorsport team have brought to an end the dominant start of the Wollongong City Raceway Jets in the 2009 Powered by Honda ProKart Australia NSW Endurance Kart Championship by winning the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ last Saturday (May 16) at the Indy 800 Kart Track, near Windsor in the Hawkesbury region.

Above: This is what the rest saw of Streamline Motorsport, winning the 6-hour by 4 laps

Throughout the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ the # 57 Streamline Motorsport team stayed at the pointy end of the field after they had started from pole position by virtue of topping the time sheets in qualifying and at the fall of the chequered flag they had completed a total of 440 laps around the 800 metre circuit and recorded a comprehensive victory.

Finishing four laps behind the winners Streamline Motorsport in second place was the previously undefeated # 3 Wollongong City Raceway Jets who had taken out wins in the opening three rounds of the NSW Championship. Despite finishing out of the winner’s circle for the first time this year, the Wollongong City Raceway Jets maintain their solid lead in the NSW Championship point standings with a second place finish.

Above: Another strong run for the Wollongong City Raceway Jets

Newcomers # 82 Team SPR made an instant impact on the ProKart Australia competition by firstly qualifying strongly in second place and then they proved that their qualifying pace was no fluke when they came on home in third place on the podium at the completion of the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ with a total of 435 laps recorded.

Current National and NSW Champions # 1 Team Kaos finished just off the podium in fourth place and narrowly behind third place finisher’s Team SBR. Team Kaos completed a total of 435 laps too. Rounding out the top 10 finishers in the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ were # 21 Walkos Shire Racing, # 9 Team Indy, # 88 All Birt Racing, # 14 Two Dogs Racing, # 777 Horsepower Racing and in 10th place was # 41 Team Kartatak.

Above: Team SPR grabbed a podium on debut

Aside from # 57 Streamline Motorsport and # 82 Team SPR; the standout teams were # 9 Team Indy who had qualified back 14th and worked their way up to finish in sixth, # 88 All Birt Racing qualified strongly in fourth place and then finished in seventh and # 14 Two Dogs Racing started from grid position 11 and enjoyed a consistent race to finish in eighth place.

One team that didn’t enjoy the best of rounds was the # 777 Horsepower Racing and they were far from pleased with their ninth place finish. The # 777 Horsepower Racing team are regarded as genuine top three contenders and it was certainly not their round on Saturday. Bad luck also struck the # 181 Illawarra Kart and Parts team and they finished well down the order in 15th place.

Above: No questions about which team this is!

The fastest lap recorded during the running of the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ was a 46.238 and it belonged to the # 57 Streamline Motorsport team.

In qualifying it was # 57 Streamline Motorsport that paced the field and recorded the fastest lap of 46.059 seconds ahead of # 82 Team SPR, # 21 Walkos Shire Racing, # 88 All Birt Racing and # 3 Wollongong City Raceway Jets in fifth.

The fifth round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia NSW Championship is to be held over the June Long Weekend (June 6 and 7) at Raleigh International Raceway, near Coffs Harbour in NSW, for the ‘Raleigh 24 Hour’. This is not only a round of the NSW Championship but also both the Queensland and National Championship. 

Above: Automatic Fire Racing

Above: Team Indy under pressure