Bell Pipes Racing Claim Windsor 6-Hour Honour
Overjoyed was the best word Bell Pipes Racing team owner/manager Chris Mosse-Robinson could use to describe his team’s breakthrough victory in the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ recently at the Indy 800 Kart Track, near Windsor (Hawkesbury, NSW).
The ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ was the third round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia NSW Endurance Kart Championship and provided the maiden victory for the # 23 Bell Pipes Racing team, which is made up of Matthew and Alex Mosse-Robinson along with Dion Scott, after two and a half years of competing with their own team in the ProKart Championship series.
“We were absolutely thrilled to get up for our first win and the whole team was simply overjoyed once we crossed the finish line and there were plenty of emotional scenes,” said Bell Pipes Racing team owner/manager Chris Mosse-Robinson. “It was only towards the last half of the race that we learnt that we were right up there in contention for the win and that is when it starting to get a bit nerve wracking. All three of our drivers did a tremendous job throughout the race meeting and thoroughly earned the victory.”
What made the victory even more special for the # 23 Kart of Bell Pipes Racing was the fact that they were able to bounce back from the disappointment of the previous round of the NSW Championship series at Eastern Creek, when they fell out of winning contention due to throttle problems.
“Saying that we were disappointed with how the last round turned would be a large understatement and we were determined to make sure it didn’t happen again,” explained Mosse-Robinson. “In between rounds, one of our drivers Dion Scott totally redesigned the throttle system and it worked a treat. We went into the Windsor 6 Hour looking to bounce back, but we didn’t really have any expectations of winning as we just wanted a strong result and in the end we ended up getting the best possible result.”
At the completion of the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ the winning # 23 kart of Bell Pipes Racing completed a total of 418 laps, with the # 21 of Walkos Racing (417 laps) and pole sitters Horsepower Racing (416 laps) aboard their #777 chassis in second and third place on the podium.
Finishing just off the podium in fourth place were the # 57 Streamline Motorsport entry (416 laps), followed by the # 71 KBC Racing Team (416 laps), # 66 Team Kaos (414 laps), # 46 Starkey Motorsport (414 laps), # 212 CJ Racing (410 laps), # 888 Horsepower Racing 2 (410 laps) and rounding out the top 10 finishers was the # 2 kart of S.C.R. (410 laps).
The # 666 Kaos Karting ‘Kids’ team made their first appearance in ProKart Australia competition and performed strongly to finish out of harm’s way in a respectable 13th place, completing a total of 404 laps.
Opening NSW Championship round winners and current Australian champions # 1 Jets Motorsport had a forgettable race meeting and finished down the order in 14th place, their loss ending a winning streak which extended from the 2009 season. Despite showing front running speed the defending National and NSW Champions experienced several technical challenges that saw them lose valuable track time and ultimately resulting with the team recording their worst ever ProKart Australia result.
Another team that suffered misfortunes during the ‘Windsor 6 Hour’ was the # 82 Kart of Team SPR. After qualifying strongly in third place, they were unable to duplicate their performance from 12 months ago at the Indy 800 Kart Track and placed back in a disappointing 26th (217 laps) due to an unlucky run.
The fourth round of the NSW Championship is set down for the weekend of May 15 and 16 at Fairbairn Park Kart Track (Canberra, A.C.T) for the ‘Canberra 7 Hour’ event.