Daytona Milton Keynes 2017 InKart Championships
Round Two Race Report (PDF Download Link)

National InKart

Division 1’s InKart Cadets were the first to have a taste of the morning dew and the difficult conditions of Milton Keynes National Circuit. With the rain unlikely to go away, and the corners looking ever so unforgiving, the Win was open to only the most skillful of wet weather drivers.

Heat 1
Jack Stewart was on pole, followed by Ralph Leckie in 2nd and Rory Burke in P3. Leckie had a bad start, he was squeezed and had to yield to avoid contact, thus losing out on 4 positions at the first corner. Rory Burke had a fantastic launch, and by the end of Lap 1 was leading by 0.5 seconds, with Jayden Neal-Holder now in 2nd and Sam Cole in 3rd. Sam Wilson almost pushed Toby Purbrick out of Turn 5, but respectively gave the position back, getting away with a mere warning. Neal-Holder gained the lead around Turn 11 on Lap 3, but Burke hadn’t any plans for retreat. The chequered flag marked Neal-Holder’s, with Burke coming in 2nd and 3rd place going to Sam Cole.

Heat 2
The lights went out to Jayden Neal-Holder, with P2 going to Rory Burke and Sam Wilson in 3rd. Neal-Holder had a good start, but Burke challenged hard throughout Lap 1, attempting to go past around Turn 5, Turn 6 and the entire back straight. Sam Cole made his way to 3rd, overtaking Wilson, along with Ralph Leckie, who overtook for P4. Cole’s pace was not enough to catch the front runners, who were a good 1 second clear of the rest of the field. Daniel Munro, on the other hand, was making good progress, but a Top 3 finish was looking out of reach. Leckie made a move on Cole at Turn 10, overtaking for P3. The chequered flag went out to Jayden Neal-Holder, followed by Rory Burke in 2nd and Ralph Leckie in 3rd.

Heat 3
Daniel Munro was in 1st place, followed by Toby Purbrick in 2nd and Sam Wilson in P3. Jayden Neal-Holder had a fantastic start from the back of the field, making his way up to 4th place by the end of Lap 1. Cole overtook for the lead on Lap 1, with Munro now in 2nd and Leckie in 3rd. Leckie eventually went past on the entrance of Turn 6 and Munro was now in serious trouble, as Neal-Holder was directly behind and trying to go past. Rory Burke also had good pace in the wet; he made his way to 5th place after starting from the back. Neal-Holder took advantage of the increasing rain, and Munro’s cautious pace, overtaking for P3 on the entrance of Turn 10. Sam Cole took the win by a good 3 seconds, with Ralph Leckie in 2nd and Daniel Munro finishing 3rd after recovering on the final lap.

A Final
The pole sitter for the Cadet final was Jayden Neal-Holder; Sam Cole was in 2nd and Rory Burke in P3. Cole had a bad start, which allowed Burke to slingshot past for P2 on Lap 1. But by the end of the back straight, Burke was in P3 after Ralph Leckie made a move around the inside and had the better braking line on the entrance to Turn 10. Cole returned the favour a lap later, outbraking Leckie at Turn 6, but lost 3rd place again at Turn 11 after running wide. Daniel Munro had good pace and was looking confident, but it wasn’t fast enough to get close to Leckie. Rory Burke was running strong and made a move at Turn 11 on Lap 5, gaining the lead. Neal-Holder, however, challenged back and came together with Burke at the exit of Turn 5, causing him to spin off and lose a position, ultimately resulting in a Penalty Board and a 5-place drop in the order. That allowed Ralph Leckie to go past for the lead. The chequered flag went out to Leckie, followed by Rory Burke in 2nd and Sam Cole in 3rd, after Neal-Holder’s penalty took immediate effect.

A Final Results
1. Ralph Leckie
2. Rory Burke
3. Sam Cole

The Juniors of Division 1 had a lot of work to do, as the surprising rain contributed to the ever-changing conditions. That, coupled with the occasional wind, guaranteed increased chances of spinning off the track and giving away points!

Heat 1
Pole position went to Joe Williams, followed by Angus Tillyer and Max Cole in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Williams had a good start, but ran wide at Turn 2, allowing Max Cole to go past for the lead. Cole then built a good gap between him and the rest of the pack, increasing it by about 0.4 seconds per lap. The battle was now between Tillyer and Williams, as the latter had to recover lost ground, and fast. Tillyer’s pace in the wet was evident, though, and he was lapping the circuit about a second quicker per lap than Williams. Cole eventually took the win, followed by Angus Tillyer and Joe Williams rounding up the Top 3.

Heat 2
Max Cole was on pole, with Joe Williams in 2nd and Angus Tillyer in 3rd. Max Cole had a good pace on Lap 1 until Turn 10, when he ran wide and hit the wet curb on the exit, causing him to spin and drop to the back. Tillyer was now in the lead, followed by Joe Williams, but Williams made the same mistake Cole did, losing out on positions at the same spot – Turn 10. Angus eventually was left unchallenged, taking the race win by more than 4 seconds, followed by Max Cole in 2nd and Joe Williams in 3rd place.

Heat 3
The pole sitter was Max Cole, 2nd place went to Angus Tillyer and Joe Williams in 3rd. Tillyer had a good start, and built a gap by the end of lap 1, while Cole dropped a place at the start, but recovered it by the end of Lap 2, now being in a position to challenge for the lead. His pace was improving, and with Tillyer making a couple of mistakes, he was just 0.3 seconds behind the race leader. The chequered flag went to Max Cole after an unexpected spin from Tillyer on the last lap, who dropped to 3rd and that allowed Joe Williams to take P2.

A Final

Pole position for the Final went to Max Cole, followed by Angus Tillyer in 2nd and Joe Williams in 3rd. Cole’s pace was solid until the infamous Turn 10, where his exit was a bit too quick, and he span on the curb, dropping to the back of the pack. Tillyer and Williams went past for the lead and P2, respectively, and there was now a lot of work to be done in order to challenge the leader. Angus was now in a good 4 second lead, and increasing it by about 0.7 seconds per lap. Max Cole, meanwhile, was struggling to find pace and the win was looking unlikely. The chequered flag went to Angus Tillyer, who took the win by 7 seconds, followed by Joe Williams in 2nd and Max Cole in P3.

 A Final Results
1. Angus Tillyer
2. Joe Williams
3. Max Cole

The circuit conditions improved significantly, and with the rain gone, lap times started improving quickly. Division 2 was once again packed with serious competition, with near 40 drivers fighting for the wins…

Heat 1
The first pole sitter of Division 2 was Lily Jeffs, followed by Sam Sanders in 2nd and Henry Owen in 3rd place. Jeffs led the pack confidently throughout Lap 1, but ran wide at Turn 1 on Lap 2 and dropped down to P3, allowing Jensen Pughe to go past for the lead, with Archie Styant now in P2. An incident on the opening lap cost Henry Owen dearly, as he span on the entrance of Turn 5, dropping to the far back. Styant vs Pughe was the battle to watch, as Styant was right behind, lapping the circuit just 0.2 seconds off the pace of Pughe. It was a photo finish between the race leaders, but ultimately, it was Archie Styant who took the win by 0.015 seconds from Pughe, with Kasper Marriott in 3rd.

Heat 2
Leo Scott started from P1, with Jensen Pughe and Ben Hawker in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Pughe had a fantastic start and overtook for the lead on the entrance of Turn 6, and by Lap 2 had a lead of about 3.6 seconds. It was a four-way battle for P2, as Hawker, Charlie Pinkney, Leo Scott and Benjamin Dawson were split by just 0.4 seconds. No driver from the pack wanted to go past for the win as much as Pinkney, who had to prove himself amongst experienced InKarters. Dawson ultimately emerged in 2nd, with Hawker and Scott in 3rd and 4th place, respectively. The win went to Jensen Pughe, followed by Benjamin Dawson in 2nd place and Ben Hawker in P3.

Heat 3
The pole position went to Archie Styant, followed by Ben Hawker in 2nd and Kyenne Green in 3rd place. Hawker challenged for the lead around Turn 10 on Lap 1, but Styant defended well and closed the door on the exit. However, Hawker chose the wrong line on the entrance of Turn 5 in an attempt at for P1, and that allowed Yiannis Charalambous to go past for 2nd. Tanish Potdar kept a consistent 4th place throughout the race, but he was too far back to challenge for a Top 3 finish. It was a three-way battle for the lead now, with Charalambous taking P1 around Turn 6 on the last lap. An unfortunate wheel lock upon braking into Turn 10 was crucial, as that allowed Archie Styant to go past and steal the win. Charalambous quickly recovered to finish P2 and Ben Hawker took 3rd.

Heat 4
Rocco Valentino started from pole, followed by Ryan Hedge and Benjamin Dawson in P2 and P3, respectively. Valentino’s line into Turn 4 on the opening lap was not enough to keep Hedge from attacking and claiming 2nd place, but he later lost it as a result from spinning at Turn 10 and dropping to the back. It was now Benjamin Dawson in the lead, with Leo Scott now in 2nd. Archie Fisher’s fantastic drive earned him P2, after overtaking Scott around Turn 11 on the penultimate lap. However, the leader Valentino was more than 5.5 seconds ahead and took the chequered flag, with Fisher finishing 2nd after starting from the back, and P3 going to Leo Scott.

Heat 5
Yiannis Charalambous started from pole position, followed by Joshua Jones in 2nd and Charlie Pinkney in 3rd place. Pinkney went past for 2nd place, leaving Jones to defend from Henry Owen and Archie Fisher. Owen span on the exit of Turn 10, and that was his points battle over. Meanwhile, Charlie Pinkney received a penalty board for pushing Archie Fisher off the track at the exit of Turn 11. Charalambous was in a comfortable lead until Pinkney was right on his tail, and briefly overtook for the lead around Turn 6. However, Charalambous took P1 back at Turn 11, just in time to receive the chequered flag as the heat winner, with Archie Fisher in 2nd and Tanish Potdar in 3rd place, respectively, after Pinkney’s penalty was applied.

Heat 6
Kasper Marriott led the pack from pole, with P2 going to Harrison Smith and Lloyd Kay in 3rd. The Top 2 drivers were about 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the pack by the end of Lap 1, with Marriott building a small gap into the lead. Kay made his way into 2nd place after Smith span at Turn 2, and was now challenging for a win. However, he locked his wheels and that allowed Marriott to increase his gap to a whopping 8 seconds by Lap 3. Joshua Boughton made his way into 3rd place after overtaking Kay on the penultimate lap, after Kay span again at the exit of Turn 10. The chequered flag went out to race winner Kasper Marriott, followed by Joshua Boughton in 2nd and Lloyd Kay in 3rd place.

Heat 7
Archie Fisher started from pole position, followed by Joshua Boughton in 2nd and Benjamin Dawson in 3rd place, respectively. Fisher had a fantastic start and, as the track was drying up, quickly had a 3.7 second lead over Benjamin Dawson and Yiannis Charalambous by the end of Lap 2. Charalambous went past for 2nd place around Turn 11, and it was looking secure for the time being. A light splash of rain made the track suddenly unpredictable, which caused a slight change in the order, with Joshua Boughton dropping to the back. The chequered flag went out to Archie Fisher, who took the win by almost 9 seconds, followed by Yiannis Charalambous in 2nd and Benjamin Dawson in 3rd place.

Heat 8
Ronnie Coburn started from Pole position, with Nathan Ampofo-Anim and Lloyd Kay in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Kay span at Turn 2, which allowed Charlie Pinkney to go through for P3, and Archie Styant slotted in P2, as well. It was at the entrance of Turn 10 where Pinkney made a double overtake to gain the lead, with Coburn running wide, dropping to 3rd place. Leo Scott made good progress, now climbing to 3rd after starting from the far back, but the Top 2 drivers had a giant gap of more than 10 seconds and were impossible to catch. Coburn recovered P3 from Scott on the penultimate lap, but relaxed and that allowed Leo Scott to regain the spot. The chequered flag went to Archie Styant after overtaking on the last lap around Turn 11, followed by a disappointed Charlie Pinkney in 2nd and Leo Scott in 3rd place.

Heat 9
Adam Thomas was the final pole sitter for Division 2 heats, followed by Tanish Potdar in 2nd and Kyenne Green in 3rd place. The conditions worsened, but that did not interfere with Thomas’ pace, and by the end of Lap 1 he built a good gap, but lost it all after a spin at Turn 10. Potdar, Kasper Marriott and Kyenne Green went past for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Another lap gone, it was Potdar in the lead, but he too locked his brakes at Turn 2, which allowed Marriott to go past and take the win. Potdar came 2nd and Adam Thomas overtook Green for 3rd on the straight to the chequered flag.

C Final
The pole sitter was Joshua Boughton, followed by Joshua Jones in 2nd and Kyenne Green in 3rd place. Jones tried to make a move on Lap 1 for the lead at Turn 4, but Boughton did not allow him through. That manoeuvre allowed Kyenne Green to go past for 2nd place. The field spread out nicely throughout the circuit, with Boughton building a gap of more than 4 seconds. Green was in a solitary drive in P2, being more than 8 seconds ahead of Ryan Hedge, who was 10 further seconds off Nathan Ampofo-Anim in P4. Boughton took the win and progressed to the B-Final, followed by Kyenne Green in close 2nd and Ryan Hedge in P3.

B Final
Leo Scott started from P1, with Adam Thomas and Ben Hawker in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Charlie Pinkney was the star of the show – he completed a double overtake on the entrance to Turn 10, gaining the lead and building a gap at the same time. Ben Hawker was now in 2nd, as he overtook Thomas at Turn 5 on Lap 2, with Thomas now in 3rd place, 2 seconds behind the race leader. As the pace settled, Hawker found pace and managed to reduce the gap from the leader to just 1.5 seconds on Lap 4. Thomas was not far behind, as well, but the real battle was for P4, as Leo Scott, Lily Jeffs and Lloyd Kay were all challenging Ronnie Coburn for the spot. The chequered flag went out to Charlie Pinkney, followed by Ben Hawker in 2nd and Adam Thomas in 3rd place.

A Final
Archie Styant was the pole sitter for the last Final of the day, followed by Kasper Marriott and Archie Fisher in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. It didn’t take long for Fisher to claim P1, and he overtook beautifully around Turn 2. Styant was still in 2nd place, with Yiannis Charalambous now in P3. Jensen Pughe was another one to watch, as he made his way to 3rd on the entrance to Turn 10, and was now in a position to challenge for 2nd place. Unfortunately for Kasper, he lost it all after a spin at Turn 6, ending his chances for points. Archie Styant overcooked it on the entrance of Turn 10 as well, which allowed Yiannis Charalambous and Jensen Pughe to go past for 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. The race and round win went to Archie Fisher, followed by Yiannis Charalambous in 2nd and Archie Styant in 3rd place.

C Final Results
1. Joshua Boughton
2. Kyenne Green
3. Ryan Hedge

 B Final Results
1.
Charlie Pinkney
2.
Ben Hawker
3. Adam Thomas

 A Final Results
1.
Archie Fisher
2. Yiannis Charalambous
3.
Archie Styant

 

The Junior Class was by far the most competitive to date, with new drivers looking to prove themselves worthy for promotion to Division 1. Could Kyle Dunford extend his championship lead?

Heat 1
The lights went out to pack leader Louisa Bell, 2nd place went to James Costin and Euan Levey started in P3. Ali Mirzai had a strong start and made 3 places, but lost grip at Turn 2, giving it all away. Meanwhile, Kyle Dunford took the lead, after Louisa Bell span at the entrance of the dreaded Turn 10. Reeza Ansari made his way to 3rd place, and later made a move for P2 around the entrance of Turn 6. James Costin dropped further back after spinning at Turn 10, allowing Olly Hood and Toby Sporn to go past for P3 and P4, respectively. Kyle Dunford took the race win for this heat, followed by Reeza Ansari and Olly Hood in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 2
Henry Peart led the pack from Eden Rosenfield in 2nd and Euan Levey in 3rd place. Too many karts at Turn 1 resulted in a massive cluster, after Toby Sporn lost control at the start and span, causing a lot of other drivers to follow suit and lose a lot of ground. It was Harry Charalambous in the lead now, with Rosenfield still in 2nd and Peart in 3rd place. Euan Levey gained advantage by contact on the entrance of Turn 10, which left Race Control issuing the second penalty for the day, and denting his chances of scoring good heat points. By the end of Lap 3 Rosenfield was just 0.02 seconds behind Charalambous, but Charalambous’ defence was good enough to earn him the win. With the penalty applied, it was Rosenfield in 2nd and Ethan Fannon now in 3rd place.

Heat 3
Harry Charalambous started from pole, with Kyle Dunford and Olly Hood in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. With a lap gone, Charalambous was under tremendous pressure, as Dunford, Rosenfield and Olly Hood were all right behind and trying to go past for the spot. Eventually, Dunford span on the entrance of Turn 10 and lost P3 to Reeza Ansari, but managed to recover quickly enough to still be in P4. Charalambous’ pace was good enough to take P1 finish, followed by Eden Rosenfield and Olly Hood in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 4
The pole sitter was Reeza Ansari, followed by Lewis Harmer in 2nd and Ethan Fannon in 3rd place.  Ansari built a gap quickly, but 2nd place went to Jake Crofts, and James Costin now slotted in 3rd after Harmer lost control at Turn 4. Crofts span on the exit of Turn 10, too, and lost 2 positions, with Eden Rosenfield now climbing in 2nd. Ethan Fannon had a rough time at the beginning of the race, losing out on 3 positions at the entrance of Turn 2 on the opening lap, but 3 laps later he recovered his P3, but there was not enough time to challenge for more points. The heat win went to Reeza Ansari, with Rosenfield finishing P2 and Fannon rounding up the Top 3.

Heat 5
Pole position went to Ali Mirzai, followed by Jake Crofts in 2nd and Toby Sporn in 3rd place. The entire pack had a good start, but Crofts ultimately lost out, as he span on the entrance of Turn 10, dropping to the back. Harry Charalambous took advantage of Mirzai’s wide line around Turn 6, overtaking for the lead, and Olly Hood further overtook at Turn 11, slotting in 2nd place. The chequered flag went out to Harry Charalambous, followed by Olly Hood and Ali Mirzai in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. However, Mirzai was penalised for coming together with Ethan Fannon on Lap 3, and that ultimately put Fannon in 3rd place in the final Top 3.

B Final
The pole sitter was Euan Levey, followed by Jake Crofts in 2nd and Ali Mirzai in 3rd place. The pack was quite dense, as they made their way around Lap 1, with Levey 2 seconds in the lead over the start line on Lap 2, Lewis Harmer made his way into 2nd after squeezing past Crofts and Mirzai, who came together on the exit of Turn 10. Crofts gained a place from Mirzai around Turn 11 on Lap 3, but Mirzai later returned the favour by overtaking at Turn 6.  The race leader was looking untouchable, as he had over 10 seconds advantage by the end of lap 5 and not looking within reach. Harmer was in a solitary P2 and driving his heart out, but his pace just wasn’t enough to catch Levey. Jake Crofts was back to 3rd place after Mirzai span at Turn 9, although he recovered quickly enough to re-join in P4. The chequered flag went to Euan Levey, followed by Lewis Harmer in 2nd and Jake Crofts in 3rd place.

A Final
Pole position went to Harry Charalambous, with Eden Rosenfield in 2nd and Reeza Ansari in 3rd place. The best start was made by Kyle Dunford, who gained 2 positions when the lights went out, now slotting in P4. Reeza Ansari dropped to 6th place after spinning at Turn 2. Eden Rosenfield was under a lot of pressure, as he had to defend 2nd place from Olly Hood, and eventually lost the spot. Kyle Dunford also squeezed past for P3 and started to put pressure on Hood. Rosenfield now had to defend from Ethan Fannon and Euan Levey, but time was not enough for either of them to challenge for the spot. The chequered flag went to Round 2 Winner Harry Charalambous, followed by Kyle Dunford and Olly Hood in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

B Final Results
1.
Euan Levey
2.
Lewis Harmer
3.
Jake Crofts

 A Final Results
1. Harry Charalambous
2. Kyle Dunford
3. Olly Hood

International InKart

Rain! It was once again that Rain was the deciding factor for the Points standings, as the International Cliff Drop Circuit proved difficult to drive on. And, with the 1-Lap Super Pole qualifying, anything could go wrong for the front-runners…

 Qualifying Part 1

Part 1 of Super Pole Qualifying saw Paul Studd lead the standings with a time of 1.34.8s, followed by Nigel Woodman, Scott Mitchell and Tyler Fossey, just 0.3 seconds behind. Michael O’Brien topped the table with a provisional pole of 1.33.611, with Jack Mayor stealing 2nd place, being just 0.034 sec behind, with Tom Bush slotting in 3rd place. As the chequered flag went out, O’Brien was left unchallenged and was now in a provisional pole position.

1 Michael O’Brien 1.33.611
2 Jack Mayor 1.33.645
3 Tom Bush 1.33.769
4 Paul Studd 1.34.803
5 Scott Taylor 1.35.282

 

Qualifying Part 2

Part 2 was an unfortunate race for Charlie Fenton, as his wet weather skills were not enough to secure him a Top 10 Qualifying spot. Lee Schnitzler was the only racer with a sub 95 second lap time, which was enough to knock out Paul Studd out of P4 by just 0.3 seconds, while the second fastest qualifying time of Group 2 was Scott Mitchell, with a lap time of 1.35.870. Tyler Fossey and Oscar Lancaster, both Lights drivers, completed the Top 10 with 1.36.10 and 1.36.17, respectively.

Super Pole Qualifying Results

1 Michael O’Brien 1.33.611
2 Jack Mayor 1.33.645
3 Tom Bush 1.33.769
4 Lee Schnitzler 1.34.565
5 Paul Studd 1.34.803
6 Scott Taylor 1.35.282
7 Nigel Woodman 1.35.482
8 Scott Mitchell 1.35.870
9 Tyler Fossey 1.36.107
10 Oscar Lancaster 1.36.176


Race 1

The green light was on and Jack Mayor immediately took the lead, but ran very wide on the exit of Turn 1 and lost ground, allowing O’Brien to quickly reclaim P1. Tom Bush was in 3rd, and overtook Mayor at Turn 7, but Mayor lost control and span, dropping to P7. Lee Schnitzler’s wet pace was astonishing, as he went past for P3 on the entrance of Turn 10 on lap 3. Bush climbed up to 1st place after an overtake down at Turn 8, having a better line around the inside and thus a better exit. O’Brien was not happy with that, but he now had to try harder to catch the leader, and meanwhile defend from Schnitzler, who was just 0.1 seconds behind. Charlie Fenton slowly gained momentum and climbed up to 9th place after starting from 17th position. Turn 10 proved to be difficult once again, causing a lot of drivers to lose out on places as a result of a spin, Scott Mitchell and Nigel Woodman, among others. In the closing stages of the heat, Michael O’Brien was in a comfortable 2nd place, but ran wide on the exit of Turn 9 and almost lost it all after nearly spinning. He saved it, but that eliminated the gap he’d built between him and Schnitzler in P3 to just 0.7 seconds. With the chequered flag going out, it was a Heat win for Tom Bush, who demonstrated great pace ahead of Michael O’Brien, known for his wet weather performances. O’Brien ultimately came 2nd, just 1.2 seconds ahead of Lee Schnitzler in P3, with Jack Mayor and Scott Taylor rounding up the Top 5.

Race 2
David Pettican led the pack from P1, with the grid in reverse qualifying order, followed by Scott Johnson and Josh Davis in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Oscar Lancaster made his way into P3 after overtaking a good amount of karts on the opening lap. It did not take Tom Bush and Nigel Woodman long before they found themselves in a competitive Top 5 position, too. Paul Studd made his way into P3 after a strong charge, with Lee Schnitzler moving up to P6. Nigel Woodman received the first black flag of the race for taking unfair advantage by contact and thus his points standings were compromised, as he dropped down to the back of the pack in the heat order. Further back, it was Josh Davis who was under pressure from Harvey Reed, Samuel Ravindran and Scott Taylor, all less than 0.7 seconds apart. Oscar Lancaster showed significant improvement in pace and began catching the race leader, but there was not enough time. The chequered flag went out to Tom Bush, marking his 2nd heat win, followed by Lancaster in 2nd place and Paul Studd in P3, with Lee Schnitzler and Tyler Fossey rounding up the Top 5.

Final
Tom Bush had P1 start as a result of winning both heats, but it was Lee Schnitzler and Michael O’Brien directly behind – no pressure! Schnitzler lost out on ground, however, spinning around Turn 10 on Lap 1, dropping to P19. Oscar Lancaster emerged at the front of the chasing pack, positioning himself in 3rd place, just behind O’Brien. As the track got dryer, the lap times dropped, and Tom Bush was looking unstoppable, posting lap times bellow 1m33s. Jack Mayor was in a good P4 just ahead of Scott Taylor, with Tyler Fossey in P6. Harvey Reed suffered kart failure at Cliff Drop, which led to Race Control neutralizing the race and ultimately – Reed’s retirement. Tom Bush was still in the lead after the restart, with Michael O’Brien in 2nd and Oscar Lancaster in 3rd. Bush’s pace proved impossible to match, as he was increasing his lead by about 0.5 seconds a lap. He made a mistake and ran wide at Turn 10 on Lap 8, which allowed O’Brien to eliminate the gap and he was now just 0.6 seconds behind. The chequered flag went to Michael O’Brien after a fantastic overtake around Turn 11, with Tom Bush coming 2nd just 0.6 seconds behind, and Jack Mayor taking P3, with Oscar Lancaster and Scott Taylor rounding up the Top 5.

Lights Final Results
1.
Michael O’Brien
2.
Tom Bush
3.
Jack Mayor

 Heavies Final Results
1.
Lee Schnitzler
2. I
van Reed
3.
Paul Studd