|by Geoff Salmon, Sportsvoice.||7 April 2017|
IPSWICH KART CLUB
ROUND 3 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – 1ST APRIL 2017
Up here in Queensland we have experienced the most shocking weather over the week leading up to the third round of the Ipswich Kart Club Championship, BUT, it was no April Fool’s day, and did not stop 125 keen as mustard competitors making their way to Champions Road Willowbank for the day’s racing, along with their spanner men and woman and their families in tow to view, and experience, some of the best racing I have had the privilege of being present to watch and commentate in all the forty odd years that I have been involved in this wonderful sport.
The format of racing for the day was as per the KA format Club Competition Number 5, total points determining grid position after the three heats for the starting position in the Final only counts later in the afternoon or early evening; this was to provide great racing for all the spectators and drivers alike.
Jon Galos as the Clerk of Course, the meeting a little late starting the first Heat commencing at 11.00am Queensland time (day before the end of day light savings) the first class out onto the track and we were to see Cadet 9 and Cadet 12 beginners (6 in total) move onto the racing surface to compete in a full race meeting (a number of these youngsters for the very first time).
Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 Beginners Qualifying.
After the completion of the six minute qualifying session the grid lined up as follows: Pole: Corbin Casuer (#89) (Cadet 9) 58.344; P2 Thomas Pointon (#50) (Cadet 12)59.233; P3 Emily Peaker (#22) 1.02.230 (Cadet 12); P4 Cody Nankervis (#18)1.03.048; (Cadet 9); P5 Isaac McNeill (#10)1.07.167 with Clayton Wheeler (#71) (Cadet 9) not recording a time.
Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 Beginners Heat 1 (8 laps)
Even though the lap times were similar Caseur led home Pointon by a healthy margin of 10.343 seconds with the only young lady in the field coming home in third followed by Nankervis and McNeill, the fastest lap recorded by Corbin Caseur with a time of 58.627 on his second lap.
Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 Beginners Heat 2 (8 laps)
The results of Heat two was to finish as per the first Heat but with the margin considerably closer, just .145 of a second with the fastest lap this time recorded by the young man who finished second Thomas Pointon with a time of 58.815 seconds recorded on his sixth lap of the journey.
Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 Beginners Heat 3 (8 laps)
Corben Caseur was to lead home this Heat with again a consistent drive from Thomas Pointon in second the margin .445 of a second with the young lady Emily Peaker continuing her good run finishing third, with Clayton Wheeler (#71) making an appearance and finishing in fourth, fastest lap going to young Corbin his time a respectable 58.623 seconds, all but Emily recording their fastest laps on the final lap.
Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 Beginners Final (10 laps)
Great days introduction for these youngsters into the racing scene at Ipswich and we were to watch the final over ten laps with Corbin Caseur taking the win, Thomas Pointon taking no further part after lap eight, both Clayton Wheeler and Isaac McNeill retiring after lap nine, leaving Emily Peaker to finish second followed by Cody Nankervis, fastest lap of the final going to Thomas Pointon with a time of 59.129 seconds on his seventh lap.
DD2 & DD2 Masters Qualifying.
The IKC again hosted a round for the DD2 & DD2 Masters with all concerned thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to take to the racing surface and flex their immense horse power for all to see,
Six minutes does not take long in one of these sophisticated brutes, and we were to see James Foster (#27) (DD2) with a time of 49.337 seconds start from Pole with Ben Lillis (#79) (DD2 Masters)off P2 with a time of 50.024 seconds; P3 went to Peter Virgulti (#10) a 50.786 second lap (DD2 Masters); P4 Dustin McKenna (#37) a lap of 51.710 (DD2); Bill Miller (#90) 53.843 seconds (DD2 Masters); and Cameron Harch (#75) DSQ for a misdemeanour.
DD2 & DD2 Masters Heat 1 (8 laps)
Ben Lillis jumped away and was never headed in the first Heat taking the win with a margin of 3.746 seconds over second placed Cameron Harch, who was running third just two laps into the Heat before moving past Peter Virgulti into second and remaining in that position until the end of the Heat, home in third Peter Virgulti, Dustin McKenna from fourth on the first lap back to fifth through until the sixth lap before moving forward to finish in fourth, fifth Bill Miller, fifth after the first lap moving up to fourth through until lap six before falling back one position to fifth, James Foster recording a D.N.F completing just one lap, the fastest time recorded by Ben Lillis with a time of 50.266 seconds on his fourth lap.
DD2 & DD2 Masters Heat 2 (8 laps)
This Heat James Foster was to take charge and led from green light through until the chequered flag to take the win with a margin of 5.875 seconds over the winner in the first Heat Ben Lillis, third going to Cameron Harch and fourth to Peter Virgulti, fastest lap to James Foster with a time of 49.660 seconds on his fourth lap of the journey.
DD2 & DD2 Masters Heat 3 (8 laps)
James Foster increased his margin to 6.159 seconds to take the win with Cameron Harch still driving with consideration to the fact that he still had a final only to count over 12 laps later in the afternoon or early evening, third this time to Ben Lillis obviously with the same consideration in mind, fourth to Peter Virgulti and fifth Dustin McKenna with Bill Miller some 33.321 seconds away in sixth.
DD2 & DD2 Masters Final (12 laps)
After the points were added the grid was set for the Final, and Ben Lillis was able to reduce the margin down to 2.245 seconds finishing behind James Foster, who also set the fastest lap in the Final with a time of 50.005 seconds on his fifth lap of the twelve lap journey coming home in third after a consistent showing was Cameron Harch and fourth Peter Virgulti, fifth Dustin McKenna and Bill Miller in sixth, we all look forward to the next scheduled race meeting of the DD2 and DD2 Masters.
KA4 Junior Light and Heavy Combined Qualifying.
A top field of fifteen youngers moved onto the racing surface to determine who would start from Pole and after six minutes we were to see Thomas Cooper (#55)starting from Pole with a time of 51.039 seconds: P2 Conner Roberts (#19) 51.372; P3 Oscar Comley (#88)51.425; P4 Jack Grambauer (#72) 51.435; P5 Charlie Ploetz (#71) 52.038 and P6 Blake Lockett (#11) with a time of 52.084 seconds the young lady running in the Heavy class Georga Boegheim (#15) did not record a time in Qualifying.
KA4 Junior Light and Heavy Combined Heat 1 (8 laps)
The first Heat went to Thomas Cooper with a margin of .808 of a second over second placed Oscar Comley, who battled throughout the eighth laps with Conner Roberts, Comley in fifth after the first lap moved past both Blake Lockett and Jack Grambauer on lap two up to third then past Roberts on the next lap to sit in second, the battle between Roberts and Comley was to continue for the next four laps before Roberts was to get the better of Comley on lap six but only for one lap before Comley returned the favour passing Roberts again and going onto record a great second, Conner Roberts finishing third with Kyle Evans making up two positions to finish in fourth, Jack Grambauer, who, running third at the completion of the first lap fell away to ninth before fighting his way back to finish a handy fifth, the fastest lap going to Oscar Comley with a time of 51.215 seconds on his fifth lap of the eighth, we had three young ladies competing in the class, Annabelle Rolfo (#8) finishing in sixth and Ursula Evans (#24) finishing in twelfth, Georga Boegheim our Junior Heavy driver and the third of the young ladies competing in the event finishing with a D.N.F,I am a great supporter of women in motorsport, great drives girls keep up the good work.
KA4 Junior Light and Heavy Combined Heat 2 (8 laps)
Oscar Comley showed great spirit, with a drive in the second Heat to pass Thomas Cooper on the penultimate lap in the most spectacular of style, catching Cooper at the end of the back straight after setting the pass up coming out of the corner at the beginning of the back straight, Thomas Cooper was not to be taken so lightly fighting back as they both dived into the second last corner with Comley driving through the short sweeper just before the straight on the outside to take the win by a margin of 510 one thousands at the line, Cooper second with Conner Roberts watching all of this unfold in front of him coming home in third, Roberts also with the fastest lap recorded a 51.502 seconds on his fourth lap, Jack Grambauer who crossed the line in fourth was penalized finished up eighth, the girls finishing Ursula Evans in twelfth, Annabelle Rolfo finishing with a DSQ and Georga Boegheim the only Heavy driver in the field finishing fourteenth.
KA4 Junior Light and Heavy Combined Heat 3 (8 laps)
Oscar Comley and Thomas Cooper were definitely the two drivers who commanded all the attention in the third Heat of racing, Comley taking the lead for the first three laps with Cooper in close pursuit, lap four and Cooper took control at the front this time with Comley a mere metre or so behind, this continued until the last lap when low and behold we had a repeat of the previous Heat with Oscar Comley driving the same scenario as before with the win, this time by just two one thousands of a second over Cooper, again with Conner Roberts watching all of this unfold in front of him coming home in third, Jack Grambauer finishing in fourth and still in the running for a podium position, Grambauer taking the fastest lap with a time of 51.330 seconds on his penultimate lap, Charlie Ploetz showing he was not to be left out of the calculations along with Blake Lockett, the girls positions after the running of Heat three, Annabelle Rolfo ninth, Ursula Evans thirteenth and Georga Boegheim sixteenth.
KA4 Junior Light and Heavy Combined Final (12 laps)
The final had everyone jostling for a position on the fence to get the best view, at the start the first left hand (I call it a kink) was to see Thomas Cooper pushed up onto the glass and coming back onto the track towards the rear of the field, meanwhile Oscar Comley taking full advantage in front with a field of youngsters all looking to get onto the podium later in the evening, Jack Grambauer in second position up until lap ten before being passed by Cooper, who had worked his way through almost the entire field to finally reach the second position, Charlie Ploetz third through to lap five before Cooper relegated him back to fourth, was able to maintain the position and went on to finish fourth, Kyle Evans finishing in fifth, Oscar Comley taking the win with a margin of 3.515 seconds over Thomas Cooper in second and Jack Grambauer finishing third, the top young lady Annabelle Rolfo finishing in sixth overall, Ursula Evans eleventh and Georga Boegheim finishing her day’s outing with a D.N.F, fastest lap going to Thomas Cooper with a time of 51.349 seconds on his eighth lap of the prescribed twelve.
TaG 125 Restricted Medium Qualifying
A field of thirteen drivers were present to determine who would start from Pole for the first Heat and after the six minute session was completed we were to see Zari Patrick (#41) (A Grade) with a time of 52.686 off Pole; P2 Greg Hines (#68) 52.742; P3 Andrew Gilliam (#18P) 52.938; P4 Guy Wuoti (#59) 53.108; P5 Jason Smith (#6) 53.603; P6 Angus Mathers (#67P) with a time of 53.608 seconds.
TaG 125 Restricted Medium Heat 1 (8 laps)
Zari Patrick was untouched throughout the day, and won the first Heat by a margin of 2.923 seconds over second placed Greg Hines with Andrew Gilliam coming home in third, fastest lap recorded by Zari Patrick with a time of 52.760 seconds on his fourth lap.
TaG 125 Restricted Medium Heat 2 (8 laps)
Zari Patrick was to win the second Heat the margin back to Greg Hines in second 4.821 seconds with Andrew Gilliam again third, fastest lap Zari Patrick with a time of 52.494 seconds on his seventh lap.
TaG 125 Restricted Medium Heat 3 (8 laps)
Zari Patrick continued winning, the third Heat by a margin of 2.934 of a second back to second placed Greg Hines with Guy Wuoti filling third, fastest lap again going to Zari Patrick with a time of 52.417 seconds recorded on his seventh lap.
TaG 125 Restricted Medium Final (12 laps)
Zari Patrick made a clean sweep of all the racing in the Restricted Medium class with a big win in the Final a margin this time of 7.441 seconds over second placed Greg Hines and third going to Craig Liedel (#30P), the fastest lap again recorded by Patrick with a time of 52.846 seconds recorded on his fifth lap of the journey.
Cadet 9 Qualifying.
We were in for something special in this the youngest class of the day after the six minute session was completed we were to see a young lady by the name of Alice Buckley (#50) the same number her Dad Pat ran throughout his karting career, record a time of 55.816 seconds to secure Pole position, P2 going to Jordan Ensbey (#22) 55.898; P3 Harrison Vidler (#2) 55.949; P4 Beau Bromhead (#71) 56.025; P5 Luke Trost (#14) 56.370; P6 Joel Watson (#77) with a time of 56.382 seconds.
Cadet 9 Heat 1 (8 laps)
Jordan Endsbey was to take the win in Heat one with a margin of 1.220 seconds over second placed Alice Buckley, third going to Beau Bromhead and fourth Harrison Vidler, fastest lap recorded by Jordan Ensbey with a time of 55.947 seconds recorded on his seventh lap.
Cadet 9 Heat 2 (8 laps)
Alice Buckley came home in first place after a great eight laps of racing with a margin of .111 of a second over second placed Jordan Ensbey with Beau Bromhead just .278 of a second away in third, fourth to Lincoln Taylor (#78) and Luke Trost finishing fifth, fastest lap by Joel Watson with a time of 56.051 seconds recorded on his fourth lap.
Cadet 9 Heat 3 (8 laps)
Alice Buckley was to record her second win on the day with a margin of just under a second, .953, over second placed Lincoln Taylor with Luke Trost in third and Jordan Ensbey coming home in fourth and recording the fastest lap with a time of 55.937 seconds in his fifth lap of the journey.
Cadet 9 Final Final (10 laps)
We certainly were in for some exciting racing in this Final, Alice Buckley took the win but not before Beau Bromhead went out of his way to make it as difficult as possible, the margins at the completion of each of the ten laps were as follows Buckley to Bromhead - lap1 .117 seconds, lap2 .231 seconds, lap3 .080 of a second, lap4 .083 of a second, lap5 .180 seconds, lap6 .057 of a second, lap7 .090 of a second, lap8 .121 seconds, lap9 .078 of a second and the final lap just .056 of a second, (wonderful racing for kids who are only up to nine years of age) second on the day going to Beau Bromhead and third Jordan Ensbey who was watching all this action in front of him, Luke Trost finishing fourth and Harrison Vidler in fifth, fastest lap to Alice Buckley with a time of 56.233 seconds recorded on her eighth lap of the designated twelve.
KA3 Junior and Junior Max Qualifying.
2017 is the year for KA3 Junior it would appear, a field of ten KA3 Juniors and just one Junior Max came out to do battle for Pole, six minutes later we were to see Thomas Cooper (#55) on Pole with a time of 50.654 seconds; P2 Aiden Long (#8) 50.962; P3 Eryn Osborne (#31) 51.015; P4 Liam Moyse (#97) 51.171; P5 Harrison Stock (#20) 51.229 and P6 Zoe Walker (#59) with a time of 51.233 seconds, Cameron Harch (#50) Junior Max with a time of 52.488.
KA3 Junior and Junior Max Heat 1 (8 laps)
Eryn Osborne was to be in second position for the first lap only in this first Heat passing Thomas Cooper by the completion of the second lap to go on and take the win, the margin back to Cooper .441 of a second, third going to Aiden Long, fourth Harrison Stock and fifth Liam Moyse, fastest lap recorded by Thomas Cooper with a time of 50.261 seconds recorded on his penultimate lap.
KA3 Junior and Junior Max Heat 2 (8 laps)
Eryn Osborne won again this time the margin back to second placed Aiden Long 3.383 seconds with Liam Moyse finishing .333 of a second away in third, fourth to Cooper and fifth the other young lady in the field Zoe Walker then Harrison Stock in sixth, Junior Max driver Michael Harch coming to terms with the pace of the KA3 Juniors finishing eleventh, best lap time going to Cooper again with a time of 50.440 seconds on his final lap.
KA3 Junior and Junior Max Heat 3 (8 laps)
Thomas Cooper was to better Eyrn Osborne in Heat three after trailing her for the first seven laps the margin, just .109 of a second, third going to Liam Moyse with a good drive and fourth to Harrison Stock, all these drivers obviously aware that there was still a Final only counts to come later in the afternoon or early evening, Eryn Osborne picking up the fastest lap with a time of 50.534 on her seventh lap.
KA3 Junior and Junior Max Final (12 laps)
The grid positions for the Final saw the following points, Osborne 2 points; Cooper 6 points; Moyse 11 points and Long with 12 points determine the starting grids, Eryn Osborne jumped well and led for the first four laps before being relegated back to second by Thomas Cooper, second early came Liam Moyse before dropping back into third behind both Osborne and Cooper, Dillan Rhoda drove well to secure fourth on the day starting lap one in seventh, Aiden Long and Jarad Boys both taking no further part after some confusion on the third lap, Harrison Stock dropping back as far as ninth before moving forward and eventually finishing a respectable fifth, at the completion of the race distance twelve laps the positions were to stand as follows; Thomas Cooper taking the win by a margin of a touch under half a second over Eryn Osborne then Liam Moyse who has really grown in status in the new year and I am sure we will see this young man on the top step of the podium before too much longer, great driving by all concerned and a pleasure to watch, fastest lap by Eryn Osborne with a time of 50.480 seconds recorded on her tenth lap of the designated twelve.
TaG 125 Light and Heavy Qualifying
The unofficial Premier class at Ipswich and most of the other Clubs in SEQ rolled out to determine who would start from Pole, unfortunately the majority of the top ten drivers were involved in duties else- where (Geelong for a round two of the Australian Championship), BUT we still had a top field of sixteen drivers all ready to do battle, a six minute session determined the grid positions and we were to see Sebastian Blindell (#36) third meeting out of the Restricted class off Pole with a time of 49.861 seconds; P2 Kyle Zink (#85) 49.043; P3 Luke Thomas (#3) improving every outing with a 49.045; P4 Mitch Wooller (#22) 49.057; P5 Shawn McNamara (#95) 49.103; P6 Dallas Oksanen (#17) 49.104; P7 Jye Hopkins (#6) 49.163; P8 Scott Gray (#67) 49.223; P9 Luke Collett (#68) 49.277; P10 Andrew Andreou (#88) 49.281 and the first of our Heavy drivers P11 Martin Swindells (#13) with a time of 49.320 seconds, the margin between Pole and P11 just .459 of a second.
TaG 125 Light and Heavy Heat 1 (8 laps)
Sebastian Blindell was definitely the driver to beat and showed his form in the first Heat with a win over second placed Luke Thomas, the margin 3.289 seconds coming home in third was Shawn McNamara fourth to Dallas Oksanen (this young man improving in 2017) and Jye Hopkins in fifth, fastest lap going to Seb Blindell with a time of 49.040 seconds on his fifth lap, in Heavy came Martin Swindells (13th overall); Daniel Creed (14th) and Rhys Willemse (15th) fastest lap for them going to Martin Swindells with a time of 50.030 seconds recorded on his fifth lap.
TaG 125 Light and Heavy Heat 2 (8 laps)
Sebastian Blindell was again to take the win this time over Shawn McNamara the margin 2.062 seconds third to Jye Hopkins showing his potential to finish on the podium, fourth Dallas Oksanen and fifth Luke Thomas, we had one young lady in the field Brieann Moyse finishing eighth in a strong field (well done Brieann) our Heavy class finishing fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth Swindells, Creed and Willemse as per the first Heat, fastest lap again recorded by Seb Blindell with a time of 49.006 seconds on his second lap, Martin again with the fastest lap in Heavy with a time of 49.805 second lap on his second lap.
TaG 125 Light and Heavy Heat 3 (8 laps)
Seb Blindell certainly making his present felt with another convincing win margin over Shawn McNamara 2.914 seconds, third going to Kyle Zink and fourth Luke Collett, fifth Matthew Neil and sixth to Andrew Andreou, Heavy class positions again Swindells, Creed and Willemse, fastest overall lap recorded by Sebastian Blindell with a time of 49.016 seconds on his sixth lap and Martin Swindells a time of 49.678 seconds recorded on his sixth lap.
TaG 125 Light and Heavy Final (12 laps)
Sebastian Blindell made it a clean sweep of the class with a win in the Final extending the margin to 3.424 seconds over second placed Shawn McNamara with Jye Hopkins finishing on the podium in third, fourth going to Kyle Zink and fifth Matt Neil, the heavies finished in the same order that they did in the third Heat, Swindells, Creed and Willamse (13th,14th and 15th overall) fastest lap going to again Seb Blindell with a time of 48.973 seconds in his penultimate lap of the journey, Heavies best time going to Martin Swindells with a time of 49.602 seconds recorded in his seventh lap ( great racing from this combined class, we look forward to the Graham Acreman Memorial Trophy to be run on the 3rd June 2017, hopefully with a full field of drivers present.
Cadet 12 Qualifying
The Cadet 12 class (eleven in total) moved out onto the track to determine who would start the day off Pole and after the six minute session was completed we were to see Marcus Watson (#7) with a great time of 54.912 seconds secure Pole; P2 Tristan Griffin (#83) 55.246; P3 Rusty Ross (#58) 55.366; P4 Harrison Lynne (#74) 55.514; P5 Lachlan Murphy (#15) 55.631; P6 Madison Wooller (#77) 55.755; P7 Jacob Murphy (#16) 55.793 and P8 Lachlan Platten (#56) with a time of 55.824 seconds.
Cadet 12 Heat 1 (8 laps)
Marcus Watson was showing great form with a win in the first Heat, Tristan Griffin finishing behind Watson at the completion of the first Heat by a margin of .655 of a second and also recording the fastest lap a 54.918 second lap on his sixth of eight, third Rusty Ross and fourth going to Harrison Lynne fifth Lachlan Murphy finishing almost five seconds behind the winner.
Cadet 12 Heat 2 (8 laps)
Tristan Griffin drove a well-thought out race to take the win this time from Marcus Watson in second margin just .293 of a second and Watson recording the fastest lap a 55.094 seconds on his sixth lap, third to Rusty Ross keeping himself in the running with fourth Lachlan Murphy, one position better than his first Heat, fifth going to Harrison Lynne.
Cadet 12 Heat 3 (8 laps)
Marcus Watson drove really well to hold off a charging Tristan Griffin throughout the eight laps of the third Heat winning with a margin of just .156 of a second, on a couple of occasions this margin was even less, on the seventh lap just .075 separated the two, another consistent drive from Rusty Ross was to see him finish third followed by Harrison Lynne finishing fourth one place better than Heat three, Lachlan Murphy improving through the three Heats of racing to finish fifth but still 4.875 seconds behind the winner, fastest lap recorded by Tristan Griffin with a time of 54.929 seconds recorded on his second lap.
Cadet 12 Final (10 laps)
The Final was great to watch with Griffin and Watson battling throughout the ten laps, at the finish we were to see Tristan Griffin survive by over three seconds in the end over Marcus Watson in second, third going to Rusty Ross (a consistent drive resulting in a podium place) with fourth Harrison Lynne and fifth Lachlan Platten, best lap time recorded by our winner with a time of 55.081 seconds on his eighth lap of the prescribed ten.
TaG 125 Restricted Masters Qualifying.
Eight drivers fronted for the third round of racing of the IKC Championship in this class and the stand out driver was Craig Holmwood (#55) with a time of 53.185 seconds to secure Pole, P2 Tim McDonald (#69) 53.265; P3 Peter Virgulti (#9) 53.363; P4 Peter Greenwood (#64) 53.401; P5 Brett David (#78) 53.825; P6 Gary Payne (#45) 53.900; P7 Michael Fritz (#48) 54.155 and Allan Beaumont (#54) with a time of 54.234 seconds.
TaG 125 Restricted Masters Heat 1 (8 laps)
Craig Holmwood took the win in the first Heat with a margin of 2.173 seconds over second placed Peter Virgulti, third home to Tim McDonald and fourth Brett David, the fastest lap recorded by Holmwood with a time of 53.074 seconds recorded on his sixth lap.
TaG 125 Restricted Masters Heat 2 (8 laps)
Holmwood never looked threatened taking his second win of the day coming home with a margin of 1.234 seconds over, again Peter Virgulti with third going to Tim McDonald who set the fastest lap with a time of 53.197 second on his sixth lap of the journey, fourth to Gary Payne and fifth Brett David.
TaG 125 Restricted Masters Heat 3 (8 laps)
There was no change at the front of the field after another very professional display by Craig Holmwood the margin back to second place this time Tim McDonald just .932 of a second with third going to Peter Virgulti and fourth Peter Greenwood, fastest lap again to Craig with a time of 53.250 seconds recorded on his fifth lap.
TaG 125 Restricted Masters Final (12 laps)
The Final was again to show the professional approach taken by the number fifty five kart driven by Craig Holmwood taking the win over Tim McDonald by a margin of 5.541 seconds, third on the day going to a good drive from Gary Payne and fourth to Peter Virgulti, fastest time again recorded by Holmwood with a time of 53.568 seconds on his fifth lap of the designated twelve.
Tag 125 Restricted Light &KA3 Senior Qualifying
A small field of just four drivers in KA3 joined the thirteen drivers present to contest for pole in the final event of the day, after the six minute session was completed we were to see Dale Zimmerman (#88) (KA3) secure Pole with a time of 50.879 seconds; P2 Daley Martin (#48) 50.948; P3 Mak Holden (#46) 50.984; P5 Dylan Rudd (#99) (Restricted Light) 51.248; P6 Ryan Mussell (#4) 51.348; P7 Allan Mayes (#60) 51.468; P8 Bailey Tippett (#18) 51.667; P9 Ashley Davis (#25) 51.714 and P10 Kevin Johnston (#49) with a time of 51.753 seconds.
Tag 125 Restricted Light &KA3 Senior Heat 1 (8 laps)
Dale Zimmerman drove well to secure a win in the first Heat from second placed Daley Martin with Lachlan Nichols finishing third, the first 125 Restricted Light driver across the line was Ryan Mussell finishing fourth with Mak Holden (KA3) fifth, fastest lap recorded by Daley Martin with a time of 50.898 seconds on his final lap of the Heat.
Tag 125 Restricted Light &KA3 Senior Heat 2 (8 laps)
Dale Zimmerman continued to win with a margin of .819 of a second advantage over second placed Dale Martin with Lachlan Nichols third (all KA3) and Dylan Rudd (125 Restricted Light) fourth, fastest lap going to Zimmerman with a time of 50.945 seconds recorded on his sixth lap, Rudd with his fastest on his last lap with a 51.358 seconds.
Tag 125 Restricted Light &KA3 Senior Heat 3 (8 laps)
Daley Martin took the win in the third Heat with Lachlan Nichols trailing by 1.037 seconds to secure second, third going to Mak Holden (again all KA3) with the first 125 Restricted coming in fourth this time Ryan Mussell with his fastest lap a 51.483 seconds on the penultimate lap, fastest overall going to Daley Martin with a time of 51.275 seconds on the last lap.
Tag 125 Restricted Light &KA3 Senior Final (12 laps)
Daley Martin was to prove that his performances last year and leading up to this round were well deserved with a win in the Final also taking the fastest lap with a time of 51.171 seconds on his seventh lap of the required twelve, second only just by .171 of a second Dale Zimmerman who would be celebrating his birthday the following Friday, third on the day going to Mak Holden fourth Lachlan Nichols (all KA3) the first 125 Restricted Light home was Ryan Mussell finishing fifth with a best time of 51.719 seconds on his last lap.
Well a great days’ racing and enjoyment for all concerned, that is my report of the 3rd Round of the IKC Club Championship, I hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed reporting it, until next time drive safely and with consideration to all.