Wooleys Double Up At City Of Adelaide Titles

Upper Sturt youngsters Rhys and Chase Wooley continued their winning ways on the kart track last weekend, winning in the annual Liberty Oils City of Adelaide Titles at Bolivar.

Competing in the Rookies category, which had a massive 25-kart field, Rhys was involved in a tight battle for the race lead with fellow South Australians Tyler Morrison and Jake Cole along with interstate visitors Blain Grills and Jake Dixon.

Above: Rhys Wooley
pic: Paul Carruthers

This was certainly the final of the day, with brilliant racing over the 21 laps from the front four, only to end in disaster with Jake Cole, Blaine Grills and Jake Dixon tangling as they were about to greet the chequered flag. The result was Grills and Dixon crashing out of the event allowing Wooley to cross the line first ahead of Morrison. Cole recovered to finish ninth.

Dylan Howell claimed third place ahead New South Wales driver Andreas Chronis. Grills & Dixon subsequently showed the true meaning of sportsmanship, shaking hands in appreciation of their battle.

Not to be outdone by his older sibling, Chase Wooley took out the Midgets class ahead of Jordan Murphy and Joshua Denton.

At the other end of the scale South Australian karting veteran Darryl Tolmer continues to prove that he has lost none of his touch behind the wheel. Twenty-two years after claiming the Australian Championship in the Clubman Light class, Tolmer remains as once of the most competitive drivers in the state last weekend taking out the Clubman Over 40’s category.

Above: Darryl Tolmer
pic: Paul Carruthers

Several drivers had a clean sweep of wins for the weekend, such as Blake Mooney in Rotax Heavy, Craig Evans in Restricted 125 Heavy and Mac Weidenhofer in Sportsman SA.

Last weekend’s event doubled as the final shakedown for competitors ahead of the State Championships to be held in four weeks time at the venue.

Entry numbers topped 150 with quite a few making the trip from interstate and Mt Gambier. With the temp peaking at 37-degrees, the test wasn't how to drive, but how to stay cool and hydrated.

A huge thank you must also go to: Arnie & Jill Oxford, Andrew Locke, Simone Layne & Liberty Oils, all the class sponsors, Dave Kissock, Dave Brewer, Jim Lester, Scott Feltus, Lightning Karts, Barry Venables, Yvonne Tolmer, St Johns, the Ladies in the canteen, all the Officials, Lap Scorers, Weigh Shed & Safety Light volunteers

A 1 hour highlights package is to be shown Channel 31 Adelaide in the coming weeks on a date to be confirmed.


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