Festival State Cup, Round 3
from Nathan Burgess
A wet week and even more forecast rain threatened to dampen the spirits of competitors at last weekends Festival State Cup Round 3, hosted by the Dublin Go Kart Club. Fortunately though only one short rain shower came. The day saw more than 400 racing laps plus carby sessions completed on one of the shortest days of the year.
The racing across all of the 14 classes was tight and the all points count format meant that many of the classes could still be won by multiple competitors in the final heat.
Above: Paul Pittam (13) leading the Super Heavies to the Start of the final, John Dankowski (9) alongside
The finals did not disappoint with the closest and fastest racing we had seen all day. The weather conditions turned to near perfection and lap records for the Monarto ‘B’ track began tumbling, some by almost half a second.
The Dublin Go Kart Club would like to send out a huge thank you to all of the members and even non-members that helped to get the facility ready for the race meeting. And a thank you also to the officials and volunteers that made the day possible.
- Top 3 result results below, full results on AKA CM:s HERE.
Above: Josh Montagu leads the tight battle at the front of the Rookies class ahead of Jacob Dowson (18), Benjamen Delaney (41) and Jordan Pianezzola (2)
Sportsman 125 light
Clubman Over 40’s
Above: Evidence of all the rain was easy to see!
Junior National Heavy
Above: Sparky Marquis out in front of Clubman Over 40s
Clubman Super Heavy
Restricted 125 Light
Restricted 125 Heavy
Above: The tight battle between Blaine Grills (68) and Joshua Angus in Junior Sportsman
Sportsman 125 Heavy
Above: Cadets, Cooper Hay leads ahead of Jason Bowyer and Conner Gowling
Junior National Light
Above: Paul Pittam backed up his Clubman Super Heavy win in Sportsman 125 Heavy, here with Nathan Burgess in pursuit
Above: Mostly fine conditions were the order for the day
Above: Michael Phillpott on his way to victory in Sportsman 125 Light