Daytona Milton Keynes International InKart Championships
Round Two Race Report (PDF Download)

SODI RT8 Series

Super Pole Qualifying Top 10

 

1

Andrew Pearce

1:10:179

2

Tate Taverner

1:10:296

3

James Costin

1:10:385

4

Olly Hood

1:10:464

5

Scott Taylor

1:10:895

6

H – Michael Ballinger

1:11:266

7

H – Harvey Reed

1:11:350

8

Charlie Fenton

1:11:571

9

Angus Tillyer

1:11:622

10

H – Andy Fryer

1:11:658

 

Heat 1
Andrew sat on pole, with Tate Taverner in second and James Costin in third. Pearce got an amazing start in pole position and obtained over a second lead after lap one. On the second lap, Tate Taverner began chasing the leader and was on the tail of Pearce at the end of the lap. Ollie Hood and Scott Taylor were having a great battle throughout the race with the two drivers switching positions out on track, matching each other’s lap time. On lap 7, there was an incident which resulted in Hood receiving a penalty meaning he will drop 5 positions at the end of the race. 4 seconds behind Hood and Taylor was Charlie Fenton who was in P5 and trying to hold off Tillyer. Pearce successfully took the win after defending from Taverner for the majority of the race. Taylor was promoted to third after a 5-place drop for Hood after the penalty had been awarded.

Michael Ballinger sat on pole with Harvey Reed in second and Andy Fryer in third. After a well anticipated start, Barry Morris made a late move on Emmet Cummins into Turn 9 to take 4th place on lap 2. The top 3 drivers were clear of Morris by 3 seconds and were having a great battle fighting for the top position. The top 3 held together for the remaining time of the heat and crossed the line within 1 seconds off each other. Monger took the chequered flag but due to a penalty picked up earlier in the race for Advantage by Contact, the race win went to Fryer, with Ballinger second and Morris in third.

Heat 2
Helen Ballinger started in pole, Bradley Pollard in second and Steffan Barreau in third. After only one lap, Pearce got into the lead after starting from the back. Bush took Williams on lap 2 and started to chase down the leader but Pearce was too fast for the rest of the grid, clocking in a fastest lap of the race consistently each lap and extending his lead to 3.1 seconds. On the last lap, Hood was all over the back of Williams and became the fastest driver on track. As Pearce crossed the finish line he clocked in an impressive lap time 0.2 seconds shy of his competitor’s time. Hood successfully overtook Williams for 4th position. Pearce took the win by 3.8 seconds with Bush following him. Tillyer finished 3rd.

In the heavies’, Barry Weller started on pole with Emmet Cummins in second and John Monger in third. Morris had a spin on the first lap which resulted in him being 6 seconds behind the pack, once he regained momentum, he started to chase down the group and was with them after only a few laps. On lap 6, Morris was back in 5th and on the chase to overtake as many karts as he could by the end of the 10-minute heat. By the end of the heat, it was Ballinger who took the win after Fryer’s penalty for Advantage-by-Contact was applied. Monger came 2nd and Harvey Reed 3rd.

Final
Pearce started the final on pole, Taverner in second with Tillyer in third. Taylor took a defensive line through-out the opening lap as Hood was looking for an overtaking place. On the following lap, Hood successfully overtook Taylor and the two worked together to push and get to the leaders. P2, Taverner, down to P6, Costin, were locked together around the track and battling which allowed Pearce to continuously extend his lead through-out. Taverner made an error at Turn 10 which locked him in a spin, this consequently led to him dropping down to 5th position. Pearce was the first driver to cross the line, 4.2 seconds ahead of Taylor. Hood completed the final in third position. Bush, who finished in 8th, was the fastest driver on track with a 1:09:548.

1st – Andrew Pearce

 

2nd – Scott Taylor

 

3rd – Olly Hood

 

Ballinger started on pole, Fryer in second and Morris in third. Morris held onto 3rd position well and was pushing to get closer to the leaders which was becoming possible as the Heavies were catching up to the back markers of the Lights, which was mixing things up a bit amongst the two grids. It wasn’t long until Ballinger became the fastest driver in the Heavies clocking in a lap time 0.3 seconds quicker than his fellow competitors. Fryer wasn’t able to keep with Ballinger and crossed the finishing line 4.3 seconds behind the winner. Reed was promoted to third after Monger was placed down by 5 positions due to an incident during the final.

1st – Michael Ballinger

 

2nd – Andy Fryer

 

3rd – Harvey Reed

 

DMAX Series

Qualifying

1

Daniel Truman

1:08:196

2

Eden Rosenfield

1:08:322

3

H – Lee Witney

1:08:451

4

Peter Knight

1:08:624

5

Tobi Shomade

1:08:698

6

Richard Wootten

1:08:767

7

H – Carl Stephen

1:08:805

8

Alex Simmons

1:08:826

9

H – Stewart Madden

1:09:298

10

H – Alex Pritchard

1:09:390

 

The Race
Truman led the pack around lap one, extending his lead to 1.5 second by the end of lap one with Shomade following in second. Rosenfield, in 4th, was the fastest driver on track on lap 3. After an early spin, he dropped back but was beginning to chase the leaders after a few laps. A few laps on, 4th to 6th position was locked together looking for an opportunity to overtake the kart in front, Rosenfield, clocked in the fastest lap time of the race and had caught up to Shomade. An unfortunate mistake by Rosenfield made him lose his momentum and he dropped down to 6th on lap 14. He caught up to Simmons, who was in 5th, but received a black flag on lap 18 which resulted in him receiving a 30 second stop-and-go penalty in the pits. On lap 24, the race leader, Truman, received a black flag after an incident at Turn 10 which promoted Fenton into first position. Shomade continued to clock consistent times which closed the gap to the race leader, Fenton. Peter Knight wasn’t far behind as the top 3 drivers were only separately by 2 seconds. After the top 3 approached the back-markers Fenton was able to extend his lead to just under 5 seconds. During this time, Knight was awarded a black flag which meant he had to enter the pits for a stop and go penalty. This meant that Shomade was promoted into 2nd position with Simmons completing the final in 3rd.

1st – Charlie Fenton

 

2nd – Tobi Shomade

 

3rd – Alex Simmons

 

Lee Witney led the heavies’ around the opening lap, with Pritchard closely behind, with only 0.3 seconds between their lap times, Witney was slowly creating a gap. Within 2 laps, Carl Stephens was on the back of Pritchard and lining up his overtaking move ready to move into 2nd. As Stephens was focused on overtaking Pritchard, he was being chased by Stewart Madden as he joined the battled for 2nd with Pritchard still leading the pack around. Later, Stephens was once again on the back of Pritchard and putting a lot of pressure on, Pritchard started to drive defensively to hold his position. Witney, completed the 40-minute race, in 6th overall and 1st position in Heavies with an astounding lap time which was competitive amongst the Light category drivers. Pritchard successfully held off Stephens till the chequered flag by less than 0.1 seconds to finish 2nd and 3rd.

1st – Lee Witney

 

2nd – Alex Pritchard

 

3rd – Carl Stephens