Gippsland's November Race Day

  29 November 2016

The Gippsland club's final race day of the year was held on Sunday in perfect conditions. There were a couple of new and returning drivers on P-Plates at the round, plus quite a few spectators, so hopefully fields will grow for next year.

At the conclusion of racing, but before presentation, the club held a working bee. Most of the tyre barriers at the circuit are being reconfigured for next year. The current heavy car tyres (stacked and screwed four-high) are being replaced with lighter and more absorbant race car tyres which, because of their width, only need to go two-high.

Above: GT3 and Supercar tyres will replace road car tyres at Tramway Park Raceway (pic - Steve Dansie)

Members at the meeting agreed to not run a club day in January, so the first event at Morwell for 2017 will be the February race day on the 26th. Also, the plan for next year is to have five races per class, giving even extra value for GGKC karters.

The club's activities for 2016 will conclude at the Christmas breakup and presentation party at the track on December 11.

Above: The local WIN TV turned up to take some footage for a mid-week news piece (pic - Steve Dansie)

Results for November:

KA3 Senior Light
1st Andrew Sotiropoulos
2nd Christian Viggiano

KA3 Senior Heavy
1st Grant Wicks
2nd Mark Wicks

Cadet 12
1st Harrison Ludlow

KA4 Junior Light
1st Joel MacPherson
2nd Bodhi Bright

Above: Joel MacPherson (42) enjoyed a clean sweep of KA4 Junior Light, here underneath Bodhi Bright (pic - Steve Dansie)

KA4 Junior Heavy
1st Zane Bright
2nd Nathan Higginson
3rd Benjamin Moss

TaG 125 Light
1st Daryl Belskyj

TaG 125 Heavy
1st Geoff Wyhoon
2nd Ryan Aitken

TaG 125 Restricted Light
1st James Fyfe
2nd William Jacobson
3rd Andrew Pugliese

Tag 125 Restricted Heavy
1st Cameron Correa
2nd Ashlly Watt
3rd Travis Chapman


Above: TaG Restricteds get a start, James Fyfe (5) and Billy Jacobson (12) on the front row (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: Bodhi Bright spitting chips (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: Travis Chapman #35 competed in his first kart meeting, taking 2nd in TaG Restricted Heavy (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: Wicks brothers go head-to-head in KA3 Heavy, Grant (22) taking the win (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: Andrew Pugliese #76 made a return to karting after quite a number of years off and was pretty much straight on the pace. Despite having to start rear of field, he was 2nd in the final and 3rd overall in TaG R Light. Here, Pugliese runs inside Ross Stubbs. (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: Double Trouble (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: KA4 Juniors, Nathan Higginson ahead of Joel MacPherson and Heavy class winner Zane Bright (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: TaG 125, Darly Belskyj (Light) ahead of Heavy winner Geoff Wyhoon and Ryan Aitken (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above: TaG R - fresh from 5th place in the Tasmanian State Championship, James Fyfe took out the Light class, while Cameron Correa (68) took victory in Heavy. Harley Stockdale follows. (pic - Steve Dansie)

Above & pics below: karters enjoying (mostly!) relaxed club day racing with friends and family (pics - Steve Dansie)

Above: The chequered flag has come down on racing at Morwell for 2016. With next year's events to have more races and more laps, plus the club's efforts to attract new members, hopefully 2017 will see larger grids on club day. (pic - Steve Dansie)



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