W.A.R. Racing Win Orange

press release

The # 35 W.A.R. Racing team picked up their fifth round victory of this year’s NSW ‘The Endurance Kart Association’ (TEKA) Championship in the ‘A Grade’ class at the Orange Kart Track in the Central Tablelands of NSW recently.

Defending ‘B Grade’ class champions # 35 W.A.R. Racing claimed the seventh and penultimate round of the NSW TEKA Championship for the ‘A Grade’ class. They also in the process wrapped up the NSW Championship point standings for their respective class.

Above: WAR Racing

A mixture of weather conditions over the weekend certainly made things not easy but the # 35 W.A.R. Racing managed to come out on top. Apart from the weather, the # 35 W.A.R. Racing faced some tough competition in the ‘A Grade’ class from the # 49 Mariners Racing team over both four hour races.

On the Saturday in the ‘A Grade’ class it was # 35 W.A.R. Racing and # 49 Mariners Racing team that were locked in an intense battle before the former team were able to pull away and take a comfortable victory. In the latter half of Saturday’s four hour race the # 49 Mariners Racing team encountered some trouble due to a coming together with a lapped team and that dashed any chance of getting into winning contention and they had to settle for second. The # 81 Toynton Racing team stayed out of drama and their consistency was rewarded with a third place finish on the podium.

Wet weather conditions greeted teams for Sunday’s four hour race and it presented plenty of dramas for competing teams. Race one winner # 35 W.A.R. Racing suffered a broken chain shortly before the morning warm up session and luckily they were able to make the necessary repairs before the start of the race.

In the ‘A Grade’ class battle it was once again between # 35 W.A.R. Racing and # 49 Mariners Racing teams and it wasn’t until the final four of the race where it was decided. The # 49 Mariners Racing team developed chain issues, like many rival teams, and it therefore destroyed any hope of them getting into victory lane.

Despite their woes, the # 49 Mariners Racing team fought and still managed to salvage a second place finish. Once again, crossing the finish line in third place was the # 81 Toynton Racing team behind the # 49 Mariners Racing team in second and the victorious # 35 W.A.R. Racing team.

# 76 Grumpy Mongrels and # 41 GTS Racing scored wins in the respective twin four hour races for the ‘B Grade’ class. The opening four hour resulted in the # 76 Grumpy Mongrels taking out the win and they downed # 41 GTS Racing and # 26 Dodgy Boys Racing teams in second and third place on the podium.

Above: the Grumpy Mongrels team kart

The second race in the ‘B Grade’ class saw a dominant performance from #41 GTS Racing, who were right up there battling it out for the outright honours. # 41 GTS Racing claimed a comfortable win in tough conditions and took out the win ahead of # 76 Grumpy Mongrels Racing and the consistent # 26 Dodgy Boys Racing.

Although they didn’t feature on the podium in either of the ‘A Grade’ class races; the # 91 Ghetto Racing team were right up there in contention and just missed out on gracing the podium.

In the ‘B&S’ class the action was fast and furious. The opening four race on Saturday saw a tight tussle between # 27 Dynamite Racing and # 51 Kinetic Motorsport team fighting it out for the lead. In the end it was the # 27 Dynamite Racing team that managed to come out on top and take the victory spoils by defeating # 51 Kinetic Motorsport and # 9 Buildline Racing teams.

Wet weather conditions hampered the majority of teams in the ‘B&S’ class throughout the second four race. Despite those challenges, the # 51 Kinetic Motorsport team claimed the win and they finished ahead of # 2 Havacrac Racing and # 9 Buildline Racing outfits in what was a tough race. Race one winners # 27 Dynamite Racing finished in fourth place but they would have finished higher if they hadn’t been dogged by carburettor issues.

Special mentions must go out to the # 58 RAD Racing and # 17 Baby Bonus Racing teams for their efforts over the weekend.

Above: GTS Racing

The # 58 RAD Racing team, which boasted an all female driver line up, made their first appearance in TEKA competition. They had a pleasing weekend that saw them remain consistent throughout both races.

After a solid top five finish in the ‘B&S’ class in race one, the # 17 Baby Bonus Racing team were unable to contest the second race due to mechanical issues. Not wanting to miss out on an opportunity to take part in race two, despite not being eligible to score championship points, the # 17 Baby Bonus Racing team jumped in the spare kart from the W.A.R. Motorsport team. With no prior track time whatsoever in their unfamiliar kart, the team did a commendable job to finish fourth outright.   

The eighth and final round of the 2009 NSW TEKA Championship will be fought out over the weekend of November 28 and 29 at Newcastle’s Mt. Sugarloaf Kart Raceway. The NSW TEKA Championship finale is going to be staged over a ’10 Hour’ distance race



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