We welcomed 46 drivers back to the grid this weekend for round 2 of SupercChamps at Sandown Park. Once lights out dropped and the green light was shown the drivers were off with a great start from a few drivers, most notably Archie Bullard and Ollie Armiger who flew off the line. Tom Brown and Cosmo Harrison were having a great battle for p4 just beind. The wise head of Tom just keeping him in front with the eager and younger driver Cosmo trying to find a way past.
Turn 6 the place to try and overtake this race as we saw time after time drivers diving down the inside to make a move. But eventually when the flag dropped for the end of the race it was SuperChamps regular Archie Bullard that took the win, Ollie Armiger coming home in 2nd and Antonio Sholin a strong 3rd. Tom Brown managed to keep Cosmo behind him for p4 with Cosmo coming home in p5.
A strong shosing for William Tidnam in the heavies secured him 1st in the heavies and 7th overall in the race. Keeping pace with the light drivers with ease.
The Dmax feature race took place with Archie Bullard lining up on pole after winning the previous race in the day, Ollie Armiger lined up in 2nd and Antonio Sholin taking the final podium spot on the grid. Tom brown lined up 4th and Cosmo Harrison in 5th. After the start it was Archie that made the break off the line and did not look back once, keeping the lead for the race and brining home is kart in p1. Ollie Armiger had a similar race in p2 keeping pace with Archie but ultimately not being able to challenge as was just a little too far back for the hole race.
Behind these two great drivers though it was Tom Brown that was making moves. It did not take long for him to dispatch Antonio as they both headed up into the preferred overtaking spot of turn 6, Tom dove down the inside and kept the line through turn 7 and by turn 8 was ahead and moving away from Antonio who put up a great defensive effort it must be said. By the end of the race Archie had over 4 seconds to second place Ollie, Ollie himself had 5 seconds to Tom in 3rd, with Archie Cole a big 20 seconds behind in 4th.
William Tidnam again winning the heavy class coming home in p7.
Our final race of the day was the Sodi feature race, the track was now in the best conditions of the whole day as we had 3 races prior to really lay the grip down for the drivers. After lights out it was once again Oscar Cole who got away well and once again never looked back finishing the race a massive 9 seconds ahead of second placed driver Jack Redfern who himself had made some great moves throughout the field after starting in p12 on the grid. Morgan Humphries came home in a great result for him p3 anther 10 seconds down the road after making some good moves at the start then having a lonely race towards the finish.
Our first heavy driver was once again Reece Harris who came brought his Kart across the line in a very very impressive p6 lapping once again only about a tenth off the pace. Matthew Turner who had such a great race in the shootout unfortunately could not repeat it as he crossed the line in p8.
Junior Sprint League
Ellis McKenzie lining up on pole with Harry Pickles alongside on the front row and Oliver Bush making up our top 3. Further down the field Harry Skinner in p4, Harrison Rudge p5, Solomon in 6th and finally George Pitch in p7.
Once we got underway Ellis, Harry and Oliver all got away well and through lap 1 keeping their positions. Solomon got ahead of Harrison Rudge on the brakes into turn 1 on lap 2 moving him up to 5th. On lap 4 we had a swap of positions between Harry Pickles and Oliver Bush, the latter taking 2nd place from Harry. A little further back Solomon got involved in the action once again, battling with Oliver Bush for several laps. In the end as the crossed the line with Ellis McKenzie taking the win with a very commanding and dominant performance, Oliver Bush taking 2nd and with penalty applied Solomon being promoted to our 3rd place on the podium. Harry Skinner coming home in 4th, Harry Pickles in 5th, Harrison Rudge 6th and George Pitch in 7th.