NSW Yamaha Jnr Pro Clubman Series, Round 2Tweet
Wollongong Kart Racing Club hosted round 2 of the NSW Yamaha Junior Pro Clubman Series on the June long weekend. Continuing the series intent plenty of laps where on offer with Qualifying, two 10 lap heats, 15 lap pre final and 20 lap final.
Round 2 included 6 new starters to the series with several of the regulars being away with other commitments or their gear was packed for Transport to the NT for the Nationals. Needless to say 13 Competitors still took to the grid with Reagan Angel, Caitlin Wood, Jake Glee
The 4 min qualifying was fast and furious with local exponent Cody Giles showing clearly he knows he’s way around this punchy technical track. Series leader Dimitri Agathos shared the front row with Nick Becker in a solid 3rd and Reagan Angel backing up from this first round solid showing in 4th.
Both 10 lap Heats provided plenty of action however surprisingly with the same results for the top 5. Giles followed by Agathos, Sandrone, Angel and Tilbrook.
The pre final saw several incidences on the first corner with Sandrone, Tilbrook , Gleeson, Schofield and Silestro all enjoying a prime vantage point for the rest of the race. Giles continued his blistering form with Agathos closely behind. Angel came home 3th, Becker 4th and Caitlin Wood doing the girls proud in 5th.
The all important 20 lap final was next with some threatening clouds about in fact it had been raining most of the day just 20km north of the track. Luckily the rain did stay away. From the outset Angel took advantage of his 3rd position with a bold move up the inside of turn one surprising both Giles and Agathos. Angel showed good early pace to defend the lead for 5 laps until Giles made a move for 1st at turn 1.
Agathos took a further 5 laps to hall in Angel. Meanwhile by mid race Sandrone made his way to 4th recovering from the prefinal DNF. Agathos set his sights on Giles hunting him down in the second half of the race showing his experience to seize the smallest of opportunities to take the lead with one corner to go winning .073 sec, with Sandrone working his way through the pack for 3rd just .2 sec behind the eventual winner. Angel and Davidson finished 4th and 5th respectively.
Special thanks to round 2 sponsors Karting World Camden. Yamaha, Superiorrubber and Boxalls Automotive for supporting the series.
Wollongong Kart Club hosting the round and providing a free entry to a future meeting.
Round 3 will be a 2 day event at the Newcastle City Cup weekend 18th and 19th August.