Daytona Milton Keynes 2017 InKart Championships
Round Eleven Race Report (PDF Download)
Cadet Division 1
The first pole position for Division 1 went to Rory Burke, followed by Kasper Marriott and Archie Fisher in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Burke pulled ahead of Marriott, but Fisher made a move around Turn 10 and slotted in P2 on Lap 1. He started clawing up time and reducing the gap of the leader by more than 0.2 seconds a lap. Meanwhile, Daniel Munro made a move for P3 around Turn 11, overtaking Marriott and sealing it at Turn 1. Burke took the win, narrowly escaping Archie Fisher, who finished in 2nd place, ahead of Daniel Munro in 3rd.
The pole position went out to Sam Wilson, with Jensen Pughe in P2 and P3 going to Ben Hawker. Pughe was pushing hard straight from the start, trying to get past Wilson, but Wilson’s defensive driving allowed him to open up a gap into the lead, which was a bit over 0.7 seconds by Lap 3. Eddie Key, meanwhile, overtook around Turn 5 for P3, which left Hawker to fend off Sam Cole and Ronnie Coburn. The battle was fierce between Cole and Hawker, but it was ultimately Cole who emerged on top. The chequered flag went out to Jensen Pughe, who snatched P1 on the last corner, followed by Sam Wilson in 2nd and Eddie Key in 3rd place.
Eddie Key started from pole position, Toby Purbrick had 2nd and P3 went to Ronnie Coburn. Key led the way, and started opening a small gap, while Purbrick lost out by having a bad launch and dropped to the back. Rory Burke took P2 around Turn 4 on Lap 2, and Joshua Jones was now running in 3rd. Burke made a move around Turn 11 and took the lead from Key on Lap 3. Sam Wilson was now in the P3 spot, waiting for the perfect moment to attack. However, the chequered flag went out to Rory Burke just in time, with Eddie Key and Sam Wilson finishing in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The lights went out to Daniel Munro, with Archie Fisher and Ben Hawker in P2 and P3, respectively. Archie Fisher was the fastest man off the start, taking the lead straight out of Turn 1, but Munro did not allow him to get away so fast, and started challenging back for the position. Jayden Neal-Holder took P3, overtaking Hawker and Sam Wilson for the spot at the exit of Turn 11 on Lap 3. The leaders pulled ahead by more than 1.5 seconds by the end of Lap 4, but Munro’s pace was just short of winning him a heat for the time being. Furthermore, a penalty for advantage by contact at Turn 11 ended up dropping Munro 5 spaces down in the final order. The win went to Archie Fisher, followed by Jayden Neal-Holder in 2nd and the P3 went to Sam Wilson.
The pole sitter was Jayden Neal-Holder, Sam Cole started 2nd and Rory Burke had P3. Burke made his way straight to P2 after a dive down the inside of Cole around Turn 6. Cole gave it all he had in order to make up some ground and attempt to overtake, but ultimately did not succeed. The chequered flag went out to Jayden Neal-Holder, followed by Rory Burke in 2nd and Sam Cole in 3rd place.
Joshua Jones, Kasper Marriott and Ronnie Coburn started from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Jones pulled away quite quickly, leaving Marriott to fend off Coburn, Jayden Neal-Holder and Coburn, all of whom were less than 0.6 seconds behind. Daniel Munro made a move for 3rd around Turn 9, taking the spot away from Neal-Holder, but he ran really wide at the entrance of Turn 6 on the following lap, and lost out, dropping to P5. Sam Cole, meanwhile, overtook for the lead around Turn 10 on Lap 4, after Jones dropped down as a result of a spin at Turn 6. The win went out to Sam Cole, followed by Daniel Munro and Jayden Neal-Holder in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Daniel Munro was the pole sitter for the first Cadet final, followed by Joshua Jones and Kasper Marriott in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Munro had the upper hand, as the conditions were improving and the circuit was looking dryer and faster. He opened up a gap and got away from Jones, who was about 0.6 seconds behind. Jones, on the other hand, was under pressure from Marriott, who was also defending from Ronnie Coburn. Munro’s pace was just enough to secure him the win and progress him to the A-Final. Jones and Marriott finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Rory Burke took the last pole position of the day, with Jayden Neal-Holder in 2nd and Archie Fisher in P3. A racing incident at Turn 4 cost Daniel Munro his chances of a podium finish, as he dropped to the back, while Neal-Holder took the lead from Burke around Turn 10 on the opening lap. Sam Cole was running in a quiet P3, but he was being caught up by Archie Fisher. Meanwhile, Rory Burke and Jayden Neal-Holder had a collision entering Turn 10 on Lap 2, which dropped them both towards the back of the pack. Sam Wilson was running in P4, but already had Burke and Neal-Holder pushing from behind. Back at the front a lap later, it was Cole in the lead, followed closely by Fisher, but Fisher’s pace was just short for a win. Time ran out, however, and the Round 11 win went to Sam Cole, followed by Archie Fisher finished 2nd and Eddie Key rounded up the Top 3.
B Final Results
- Daniel Munro
- Joshua Jones
- Kasper Marriott
A Final Results
- Sam Cole
- Archie Fisher
- Eddie Key
Junior Division 1
Joe Williams, Olly Hood and Ethan Fannon started in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Hood took the lead around Turn 2, while Joe Williams kept his head steady and defended from Ethan Fannon, who attempted to overtake at Turn 4, but couldn’t make it past. Williams took P1 back around Turn 11, after both Fannon and Hood ran wide, and that allowed Harry Charalambous to take 3rd place. He ran wide himself, though, at the exit of Turn 10 a lap later, allowing Hood to go past for 2nd. The chequered flag went to Joe Williams, followed by Olly Hood in 2nd and Harry Charalambous in P3.
Kyle Dunford started from pole position, with Ethan Fannon in 2nd and Kallum Batts in 3rd place. It was Turn 2 which proved difficult yet again, despite the track drying up at this stage of the afternoon. A lot of karts into the opening corner caused a big collision, which resulted in several drivers dropping back in the order. Olly Hood managed to squeeze past and take 2nd place. He then started challenging Dunford for the lead, and eventually went past around Turn 11 on Lap 3, with Kallum Batts now in P3. The chequered flag went out to Hood, who finished more than 2.7 seconds ahead of Dunford, with Joe Williams rounding up the Top 3.
Angus Tillyer was the pole sitter for this heat, followed by Robert Taylor in 2nd and 3rd place went to Harry Charalambous. Tillyer led the way comfortably, but he was under attack straight from the start by both Robert Taylor and Joe Williams. Eden Rosenfield made his way slowly to the P3 spot, overtaking at Turn 4 on Lap 2, but his pace wasn’t fast enough to reach the Top 2 drivers, who pulled ahead quickly. The win ultimately went to Angus Tillyer, with 2nd and 3rd place going to Robert Taylor and Eden Rosenfield, respectively.
Eden Rosenfield started from pole position for the last Junior heat, followed by Kallum Batts in 2nd and P3 going to Harry Charalambous. Rosenfield tried to build a gap into the lead, but he had Harry Charalambous breathing down his neck, and soon enough, he overtook around Turn 11 for the P1 spot. Olly Hood also made a move to take P3 around Turn 4 on Lap 3. The chequered flag went out to Harry Charalambous, who finished just 1.2 seconds ahead of Eden Rosenfield in 2nd, with Olly Hood rounding up the Top 3.
Olly Hood was the pole sitter for the Junior Final, followed by Joe Williams in 2nd and Harry Charalambous in 3rd place. Hood had a lot of defending to do, as Williams had a fantastic launch off the line. Charalambous was in a patient P3, keeping his pace consistent and hoping that Williams made a mistake and opened up a gap. Hood, though, found the magic rhythm and pulled away by more than 2.2 seconds by the end of Lap 3, and the win was looking quite likely. While Williams was sitting in a solitary P2, Rosenfield had a lot of work to do to remain in the Top 3, as he was under great pressure from Robert Taylor, Harry Charalambous and Kyle Dunford, with Dunford now making his way around Turn 11 for P5. The heat and Round 11 win went to Olly Hood, followed by Joe Williams and Eden Rosenfield in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
A Final Results
- Olly Hood
- Joe Williams
- Eden Rosenfield
Cadet Division 2
Mark Versallion was the first pole sitter for Cadets Division 2, followed by Nathan Ampofo-Anim and Riley Bishop in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. A poor start from Bishop cost him dearly, and he ran wide at the exit of Turn 1, dropping down to P6. Ampofo-Anim also made a solid move for the lead around Turn 2 on the opening lap, with Rupert Versallion following closely in 2nd place. Lloyd Kay was now running 3rd after staying out of trouble at the start, but the leaders were pulling ahead and looking hard to catch. The chequered flag went out to Ampofo-Anim, who finished more than 8 seconds ahead of everyone else, followed by Rupert Versallion in 2nd and Riley Bishop in 3rd, after Bishop recovered successfully to slot back into position.
George Whitmore led the pack from pole, 2nd and 3rd place went to Taylor Lyon and Lily Jeffs, respectively. Taylor Lyon had a fantastic launch off the line, and took the lead at Turn 2, while Whitmore dropped to the back, while Jenson Pooley took the P3 spot around Turn 9, but span on the entrance of Turn 10, dropping to the back. Charlie Cusack, meanwhile, took the provisional lead around Turn 11 on Lap 3, while Lloyd Kay slotted in P2 around Turn 4. The chequered flag went out to Cusack, followed by Lily Jeffs and Lloyd Kay in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Rupert Versallion had pole, P2 went to Harrison Smith and Leo Scott started from P3. Versallion had a fantastic start, pulling away immediately, leaving Smith to defend from Scott, Ryan Hedge and Taylor Lyon, who were quite close throughout Lap 1. Versallion’s run in the lead came to an end when Rory O’Regan made a move on the inside of Turn 5, and later sealed P1 around Turn 6. Versallion, however, dived back down on the inside of Turn 10 and reclaimed the position, further defending from another attack at Turn 11 and keeping O’Regan at bay for the time being. He later ran wide and lost P1 again, and this time, he also had Riley Bishop creeping up the back of him. The chequered flag went out to O’Regan, followed by Riley Bishop in 2nd and Rupert Versallion finishing in P3 after spinning on the last lap at Turn 10.
Oliver Metrovich, Jenson Pooley and Conor Lucey started from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Too many karts going into Turn 2 resulted in several spins and loss of positions on the opening lap, and Lucey managed to slot past for the lead, keeping out of trouble, with Mark Versallion also getting away clean to take P2. Lucey kept his pace till the end, but, following a spin, Nathan Ampofo-Anim and George Whitmore took P2 and P3, after going past Versallion on the exit of Turn 10. The chequered flag sealed it for Lucey, with Ampofo-Anim finishing 2nd and Whitmore rounding up the Top 3.
Rory O’Regan was the pole sitter for this heat, with Ryan Hedge and Riley Bishop starting from 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Bishop had a good launch, but span on the entrance of Turn 2, which ended his chances of a good result in the heat. O’Regan pulled ahead of the pack, but Hedge had to keep Rupert Versallion at bay, with Leo Scott and Versallion following closely from behind. By Lap 4, O’Regan’s gap increased to more than 5 seconds, and that was enough for him to take the chequered flag as the heat winner. Ryan Hedge and Leo Scott came in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Charlie Cusack, Lloyd Kay and Conor Lucey started from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Lily Jeffs was eager to prove competitive, and therefore had a strong start, making up 2 positions on Lap 1, while Cusack pulled away confidently into the lead. Lucey made his way into P2, following an overtake down the inside of Turn 4, now ahead of Kay, who was under pressure from Jeffs and Rory O’Regan. O’Regan was right on the rear bumper of Jeffs and soon enough overtook for P4. He later dived down the inside at Turn 10, out-braking both Cusack and Lucey and taking the last-minute chequered flag as the heat winner. Cusack and Conor Lucey finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Jenson Pooley started from pole, followed by Lloyd Kay and Oliver Metrovich in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Pooley had an unfortunate start, spinning at Turn 2, which caused several other drivers to join him and lose positions. Metrovich took advantage of that and slotted into the race lead, now followed by Harrison Smith and Lloyd Kay following in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. With 4 laps down already, Metrovich pulled ahead into the lead, more than 5 seconds ahead of the competition, but Jenson Pooley made his way back toward the front of the line, slotting in P3 after a successful dive on the inside of Turn 10. Metrovich took the chequered flag, followed by Pooley and Kay in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, after Pooley took P2 around Turn 6 on the last lap.
Rupert Versallion started from P1, George Whitmore had P2 and P3 went to Lily Jeffs. Whitmore and Versallion pulled ahead in the lead, but Whitmore ran too hot into Turn 10, and opened up a gap, which allowed Lily Jeffs to slot past for P2, followed by Mark Versallion, who made his way into P3. Versallion took P2 around Turn 6, but later lost it at Turn 11, and, following a spin at Turn 2 on Lap 4, dropped down to P4. The chequered flag went to Rupert Versallion, who won by a convincing 4.5 seconds, Lily Jeffs took 2nd place, and P3 went to George Whitmore.
Rory O’Regan had P1, followed by Charlie Cusack and Conor Lucey in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Cusack took the provisional P2, while O’Regan quickly built a gap of more than 4 seconds by the end of Lap 2. Rupert Versallion, on the other hand, dived down on the inside of Charlie Cusack and pushed him out of the way at Turn 2, for which he received a Penalty board and a 5-place grid penalty. Cusack later span at Turn 2, dropping down to the back of the pack. With 3 laps gone, O’Regan was looking untouchable, and Rupert Versallion had 2nd. Nathan Ampofo-Anim made his way to P3 after overtaking around Turn 4, and was now running about 7 seconds behind in P3. As the chequered flag went out, Rory O’Regan took an undisputed race win by more than 8.5 seconds, followed by Nathan Ampofo-Anim in 2nd and Conor Lucey in 3rd place.
C Final Results
- Oliver Metrovich
- Jenson Pooley
- Lloyd Kay
B Final Results
- Rupert Versallion
- Lilly Jeffs
- George Whitmore
A Final Results
- Rory O’Regan
- Nathan Ampofo-Anim
- Conor Lucey
Junior Division 2
Adam Thomas started from 1st place, with Ali Mirzai from 2nd and P3 going to Callum Davey. Thomas led the way and pulled ahead quickly. However, a penalty board was issued to Robin Jandu for taking advantage by contact at Turn 4, which dropped Davey to the back of the grid. Meanwhile, Archie Styant slotted himself in 1st place, with Alex Simmons now behind in 2nd, while Mirzai kept a consistent P3. The heat win went to Styant, followed by Alex Simmons in 2nd place, more than 7 seconds behind, and Ali Mirzai in 3rd place.
The pole position went to Toby Sporn, followed by Armandas Pocevicius in 2nd and Matthew Plumb in 3rd place. The first lap was a relatively clean one, with the drivers keeping out of trouble. Jack Stewart overtook for P3 at Turn 6, and later took 2nd around Turn 2 on Lap 2. He later took the lead around Turn 4, and started opening a gap. It was short lived, however, as Alex Simmons made his way around Pocevicius and Plumb, after Plumb ran wide on the exit of Turn 10. Plumb later dropped further back, after being overtaken by Toby Sporn on the entrance of Turn 5. Despite Simmons’ attempts, he had to settle for a close 2nd, being just 0.037 seconds behind Jack Stewart, who took the race win, with Armandas Pocevicius rounding up the Top 3.
The lights went out to James Costin, Robin Jandu and Armandas Pocevicius started from 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Costin was quick to pull away into the lead, but Pocevicius kept a consistent 2nd on the opening lap, and started charging towards the P1 spot. Costin lost ground, which allowed Jandu and Kip Morgan to go through. That, in turn, promoted Jandu to the lead and Morgan to P3, respectively, with Pocevicius keeping a solid 2nd. Jandu later span on Lap 3, running wide and not keeping things in control, therefore dropping to P2. With the chequered flag going out, it was a win for Armandas Pocevicius, followed by Robin Jandu in 2nd and Matthew Plumb in 3rd place.
Archie Styant had the pole position, Daniel Watson started from P2 and Liam Crabb had P3. Styant pulled ahead of the field around Turn 2, and by Lap 2 had a gap of more than 4 seconds. Jack Stewart made his way into 2nd place, followed by Liam Crabb, who was keeping out of trouble and staying in P3. However, he lost ground going out of Turn 10, and that allowed Armandas Pocevicius to slot in P3. The chequered flag went out to Styant in the end, followed by Liam Crabb and Pocevicius in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The pole sitter was Kip Morgan, Henry Peart had 2nd and Callum Davey was in 3rd. The Top 2 drivers pulled away quite early, and Robin Jandu was quick to overtake for the lead down the inside of Turn 6. However, he did not expect Morgan to keep up as well as he did, and the gap did not increase to more than 0.8 seconds by the end of Lap 3. Adam Thomas was now in P3, overtaking Davey at Turn 2, but Davey ran too hot and span his kart, and went into the barrier, dropping to last. Jandu pulled away, meanwhile, and with the chequered flag going out, he took the win by more than 2.4 seconds, followed by Kip Morgan and Adam Thomas in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The last pole sitter for the heats was Jack Stewart, followed by Alex Simmons and Liam Crabb in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Stewart had a strong start, and was able to pull away quickly, before the karts went in to Turn 2, and soon enough Matthew Plumb and Alex Simmons ended up facing traffic and losing out as a result of a spin on the entrance of the corner. Stewart pulled away by more than 10 seconds by the end of Lap 4, while Kip Morgan slotted into 2nd place on the entrance of Turn 6. The chequered flag went out to Stewart, followed by Kip Morgan in 2nd and Toby Sporn in 3rd place.
Ali Mirzai had the pole position, followed by Adam Thomas and Liam Crabb in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Thomas took P1 straight away, following an overtake around Turn 2 and pulled ahead of the rest of the pack, Liam Crabb managed to overtake for 2nd place on the entrance of Turn 4, as well. With 4 laps down, Thomas had a lead of more than 6 seconds, but now Daniel Watson took 2nd place after a good dive down the inside of Turn 10. The chequered flag went out to Thomas, followed by Watson in 2nd and Crabb in 3rd place.
Archie Styant, Jack Stewart and Armandas Pocevicius started from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Stewart’s start was substantially better than Styant’s, and he therefore took the race lead off the line, sealing it by Turn 4 on Lap 1. It was Robin Jandu who tried to overtake, but Stewart defended successfully at the exit of Turn 10. Jandu had a better exit of Turn 11, though, taking P1 on Lap 2. Pocevicius was running in a consistent P3, fending off Kip Morgan, who had a slightly slower, but more consistent pace at the time. Jandu’s leading gap was slowly increasing, as the drivers made their way around Turn 10 on Lap 3. Stewart got things under control, however, and started going for it, but by then it was too late. As the chequered flag went out, it was a race win for Robin Jandu, followed by Jack Stewart and Armandas Pocevicius in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
B Final Results
- Adam Thomas
- Daniel Watson
- Liam Crabb
A Final Results
- Robin Jandu
- Jack Stewart
- Armandas Pocevicius
The first Qualifying Round saw 15 of the drivers fly out for a single lap attempt at the Pole position, and, provisionally topping the chart, a classic name – Jack Mayor, whose pace proved difficult to match straight away, after he recorded a 1.09.632, provisionally being miles ahead of the rest of the pack. Surprisingly, it was Harry Charalambous, who held the provisional P2, with a lap time of 1.10.624, more than a second off Mayor, and Lee Schnitzler slotted in 3rd for the time being, recording a lap of 1.10.727.
As the circuit proved fast, despite the almost freezing cold conditions, the second lot of drivers managed to record laps of similar pace, but the order remained unchanged, with the exception of Schnitzler, whose P3 was stolen by William Davison, who emerged ahead of the Heavies’ leader by 0.006 seconds. And so, the pole position went to Jack Mayor, who remained the only driver to break into the 69-sec lap times, with Harry Charalambous and William Davison completing the Top 3, and Schnitzler, Harry Darby and Martin Collins rounding up the Top 5.
Super Pole Qualifying Results
Jack Mayor started Heat 1 from pole position, followed by Harry Charalambous and William Davison in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Mayor quickly pulled away into the lead, Charalambous was left to defend from Davison, while Lee Schnitzler lead the Heavies’ race and was P4 overall for the time being.
Bosco Wang, a new comer, impressed in his first run, overtaking for P13 on the opening lap after having started from P17.
The battle for P2 was the one to watch, as now Harry Darby, another newcomer, was defending his position with everything he could, as William Davison and Harry Charalambous were breathing down his neck after Davison ran wide at Turn 7 on Lap 1. Davison ran wide again, however, on the entrance to Turn 10 on Lap 4, not being able to hold pressure and allowed Martin Collins and Harry Charalambous to slide past for P4 and P3, respectively.
Nearing the end of the race, Jack Mayor had a very clean run in the lead, 5 seconds ahead of everyone else, while Lee Schnitzler was ahead in the Heavies category. The chequered flag went out to mark a win in Race 1 for Mayor, followed by Harry Darby and Harry Charalambous in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Charlie Fenton was the pole sitter for Heat 2, with Jordan Greenaway and Archie French-Constant in P2 and P3, respectively. A big spin at Turn 2 cost a few front-runners to drop down to the far back. Jordan Greenaway took the provisional 2nd place, with Scott Johnson slotting in P3 after successfully overtaking around Turn 4 on the opening lap. Tyler Fossey also made his way into P4, with Harvey Reed and Akshay Lakhani battling out for P5. Further down the pack, James Lawrence and Scott Taylor were having trouble going through traffic, as being
on top of the starting list for the last heat, now meant starting at the far back. Lee Schnitzler was also down in P13, trying to get past Oscar Lancaster, but Lancaster’s defense was sufficient to not allow the Heavies’ Championship leader to go through. The chequered flag ultimately went out to Charlie Fenton, Jordan Greenaway came 2nd and P3 went to Scott Johnson.
The pole sitter for the final was none other than Harry Charalambous, with Harry Darby taking 2nd place, and Jack Mayor starting P3. Charalambous now had a clear circuit and could really pull ahead this time, but Mayor was not going to just let his competition get away. He soon enough overtook on the entrance to Turn 10 and took P2, having the better line around the exit. Darby further dropped to P4, after allowing too much room on the entrance to Turn 2, which promoted Scott Taylor to the provisional 2nd.
Midway through the pack, Lee Schnitzler was making good progress, as well, already up to 11th place, after starting 14th. He was faced with some competition, though, as Oscar Lancaster and James Lawrence were directly behind and pushing for points as hard as they could. While Lawrence’s pace deteriorated throughout the second half of the Final, Lancaster’s was enough to go past Schnitzler on a couple of occasions, but also enough to overcook his braking and allow the Heavies’ leader to go past again.
In the closing stages of the heat, Charalambous’ win was far from secure, as Taylor and Mayor were absolutely on it, with Mayor now even knocking on the 68-second lap times. The chequered flag sealed a very narrow win for Charalambous, he didn’t make a mistake and took home the Round 11 trophy, followed by Scott Taylor and Jack Mayor in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. The Heavies’ winner was, again, Lee Schnitlzer, with Harvey Reed finishing P2 and Emmet Cummins taking 3rd.
Lights Final Results
- Harry Charalambous
- Scott Taylor
- Jack Mayor
Heavies Final Results
- Lee Schnitzler
- Harvey Reed
- Emmet Cummins