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Victorian Daniel Rochford will start on pole position for tomorrow’s opening Pro Light (KF1) final at the CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE in South Australia.
The Kosmic driver (right, AF Images pic) won two of his three races today aboard his R.J. Garage Doors entry before finishing fourth in the final 20-lap encounter.
“The Kosmic kart was really working well today. I qualified on pole position by a tenth of a second in the shootout and had a couple of good wins,” said Rochford.
“We changed a few things in the set-up of the kart in the final race which didn’t seem to work but the good thing is that we have learnt from those changes and that will put us in a better position tomorrow.”
Joining Rochford on the front row for the opening 34-lap final tomorrow will be JAM Racing’s Adam Hughes while Matthew Waters and Tyler Greenbury will occupy the second row.
2010 champion Cian Fothergill would have been starting on the front row, if it wasn’t for a weight infringement in the final heat race. As a result, he will start sixth tomorrow morning.
In the Pro Gearbox (KZ2) category, it’s CRG driver Jason Pringle (left, AF Images pic) who will start on pole position courtesy of a consistent day that saw him record a first, second and third placing.
“It’s been a good day, the CRG kart and Pro Karting engine have both been working very well. While the heat is an issue (temperatures sored close to 40 degrees), it’s the same for everyone and we all just go out there and do the best that we can,” said Pringle.
“It’s very close in Pro Gearbox, there’s quite a few guys around the same speed, so tomorrow will be a very hard fought affair.”
Top Kart driver Kyle Ensbey will start on the outside of the front row for tomorrow’s opening final with reigning champion Tyler Greenbury and Chris Hays on the second row.
Victorian Thomas Randle (right, leading Cameron Hill - AF Images pic) will lead the way in the Pro Junior (KF3) ranks but it was Jake Coleman who dominated the day with a pair of victories during the day. Only an incident with Top Gun Racing team-mate Joseph Burton-Harris in the opening heat stopped Coleman from taking a clean sweep.
Queenslander James Greenwood took a clean sweep of the Clubman races in the Yamaha Challenge while James Sera is leading the way in the Australian Leopard Challenge. Michael Griffiths is the highest placed of the Leopard Heavy drivers.
Tomorrow’s action will begin at 9:00am. The Bolivar Raceway is located on Summer Road, Bolivar. Admission is free for spectators.
The results are being uploaded to the Australian Karting Association’s Results. Click here to view the results before selecting South Australia and the Southern Sprint Kart Club.