TaG Series Concludes At Wollongong
Wollongong Kart Racing Club hosted the final round of the Tag Series on Sunday 19th September. The club was excited by the prospect of large fields and a chance to display its ability to pack plenty of laps into the day.
First class out was Rookies with Stefan Stankovic taking the win away from Chris Sandrone & Hayden Sunderland, in what was a fearlessly contested class.
Tag Heavy was won by Ben Piper with Jeff Tressider and Denham Ballantyne keeping him back until the final when he clinched the win. A somewhat small Rotax Light field saw Grant Gaffa winning, Chad Horsley 2nd and recently upgraded Ryan Suter failing to start the final. John De Gori in Rotax Heavy kept the light guys honest running at the rear.
Joshua Seiffert looked like clean sweeping the Junior Clubman class but a DNF in the prefinal dashed that plan. Josh did win the final and for most of the days racing he jostled with the Jmax guys up the front. Jmax was won by Luke Spinley ahead of Jack Bennett.
Kyle Sandona & Ethan Bentley showed the 15 other Tag Restricted Light drivers how it is done with Ethan claiming victory for the day. Newcomer to AKA racing Rod Henry-Smith made an impressive debut, starting the final at the rear on P plates and finishing 9th. CM:S guru Warren Southwell made a huge comeback to racing in Max Laybutt’s Fireball, finishing in the top 10 in all his heats only to throw a chain in the final.
A strong Midget field produced some of the day’s best racing as always. Cody Gillis, Nathan Rourke & Glen Ormerod took out 1st,2nd & 3rd respectively with Jacque Isarin & Daniel Casser 4th & 5th.
Dion Fischper showed the Tag Light guys how to win at Wollongong, winning all the heats, prefinal & final. The same applied to one time WKRC Club Champion Paul Hodges in Senior National Light.
Sydney’s Gary Cosis mixed it up with WKRC regular Bradley Moss, Goulburn’s Joe Cooley & Lithgow’s Maurice Piper. Gary came away with the win.
Local James Taylor had a disappointing start to the day in Junior National Heavy, but managed to secure the win ahead of fellow local Kyle Jackson & Alexandra Lawrence. WKRC drivers took out the top four spots. Jono Gauci had a battle with Thomas Chitty to win Junior National Light .
Yet again Mathew Southwell displayed his flying skills with a convincing win in Clubman Light. Domenic Marciano looked like taking the bling home in Clubman Heavy, until the final when he was beaten by Michael Grantham,Warrick Norris and Malcolm Boyd.
21 starters in the Tag Restricted Heavy looked great at Wollongong with the entire field behaving into turn one and the racing close right across the field. Bret Cowley & Kris Bail finished 1st & 2nd just in front of the Precision Racing team.
The feature race of the meeting was the Tag Restricted Super Heavy’s. With series leader Steve Lalas in unfamiliar territory and Shane Tate now being at his home track it was always going to be a showdown of the big fellas. Steve and Shane took it down to the last race with Steve winning.