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The Top-Kart Comer Australia Race Team has come away from the first round of the CIK Stars of Karting Series held Bolivar race way on Top in the elite KZ2 gear box category. Temperatures soared above 40 degrees + throughout the weekend and the drivers were put to the test to handle themselves under extreme heat conditions.
Top-Kart driver Kyle Ensbey showed the KZ2 gear box field how it was done after taking out final 1 enabling him to claim the South Australian State Championship. Final 2 saw Kyle get the start ahead of his fellow competitors and after which Kyle was never challenged throughout the 34 lap final, taking out the win.
Kyle commented after the race; "The Top Kart seemed to just take off on the new softer compound tyre that we're using this year and with so many good drivers out there the competition is extremely tough, which means that you earn every place in every race, nothing comes easy at this level of the sport. It's great to be able to race with guys so fast and so close and not touch which creates some great racing. As for the team at Top-Kart the support has been great, and there is no doubt the way they run the race team is very professional, and a big benefit to me”.
Kyle is now currently leading the championship for KZ2 and will be looking to further his lead in round 2 held at Newcastle Kart track in April.
Daniel Currey also had solid weekend finishing 7th in the final, followed by Hayden Patrizi in 10th, and Ben Van Ryt in 11th.
KF1 saw Joseph Mawson make the transition from Pro KF3 to KF1. In the final Joseph started from 7th position and was on a charge to the front, only to have a mid-race incident with another competitor that hampered his results from placing on the podium.
Joseph commented, “It’s great to be back in CIK for another year, and have the support of the Top-Kart Comer Australia Race Team. I felt very competitive in the final and we got the kart to where it needed to be to challenge for the top spots, it was unfortunate I had a mid-race incident in the final that prevented me from moving forward but luckily I was still able to finish the race”.
In KF3 Cameron Hill was back for his second year in the series. Cameron showed great pace throughout the weekend not falling below the top 5 positions throughout the weekend. In the final Cameron managed to secure 4th position. Cameron commented, “I am already looking forward to the next round at Newcastle, and will be focusing on finishing on the podium”.
New to the CIK Stars of Karting series was also James Abela and Jake Klein in their first ever event in the Australian elite karting series, Jake placed 9th and James placed 10th in the final.
The Top-Kart Comer Australia race team will now move their focus to Round Two of the CIK Stars of Karting Series to be held at the Newcastle Kart Club in April.