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

National InKart

Daytona MK’s Round 4 of InKart opened up on a sunny Sunday morning, with temperatures getting higher as the day went on. That meant fast pace, fierce racing and loads of competition throughout the heats. Could Rory Burke be as fast in the dry as he was in the wet at Round 3? Not if Fraser Brunton, 2015’s Champion, had anything to say about it…

Heat 1
Daniel Munro started from pole position for the first Cadet heat, followed by Jayden Neal-Holder and Fraser Brunton in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Munro led his way and pushed as hard as he could to build a gap, but Neal-Holder did not give up that easily. Brunton took 2nd place already after Lap 2 around Turn 9, and was now on his way to challenge for P1. Ralph Leckie was also in the battle for the front spots, holding a consistent 4th place, and pressuring Neal-Holder for 3rd place. At the entrance of Turn 6, Brunton took the lead and was looking good for a win. Munro tried to respond, but was unsuccessful, and the chequered flag went out to Brunton, followed by Munro in a very close 2nd and P3 going to Jayden Neal-Holder.

Heat 2
The pole sitter was Toby Purbrick, with 2nd place going to Jensen Pughe and Jack Stewart starting in P3. Purbrick built a steady gap by the end of Lap 1, now being 0.5 seconds ahead of 2nd place, but Rory Burke did not hesitate to put his foot down and took the lead on the following lap after muscling his way through the pack. Sam Cole took advantage by contact on the entrance of Turn 5 and was issued a penalty board, reducing his points substantially. Cole took the lead from Burke, though, with Purbrick now defending from Jessica White, who made her way to P4 from the back of the pack. With the penalties applied, the win went to Rory Burke, followed by Toby Purbrick and Jessica White in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 3
Pole position went to Rory Burke, followed by Yiannis Charalambous and Jessica White in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Burke and Charalambous had a fantastic start, but White also had a good launch and managed to take 2nd place around Turn 10 on Lap 2 after carefully building momentum. Daniel Munro was not having a good time, after having to start from the back, and on Lap 4 span on the exit of Turn 10, further dropping any chances of scoring good points. It was Burke vs. White with a lap to go, as the two of them were less than 0.5 seconds off each other, but more than 3 seconds away from Jayden Neal-Holder in P3. The chequered flag went just in time to seal the win for Burke, with White and Neal-Holder finishing in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 4
Sam Wilson started from P1, with Ralph Leckie in 2nd and Jack Stewart in 3rd place. Jack Stewart had good pace at the opening corners, taking the lead around Turn 2, but Brunton also had a strong start, and was now in P4 by the end of Lap 1. Stewart had a lead of more than 1 second, with Sam Wilson now in 2nd place after overtaking Leckie around Turn 6. Brunton also took Leckie and slotted in P3 around Turn 10 on Lap 3, and was now holding ground, as Leckie was pushing hard for returning back to the provisional Top 3. The chequered flag went out to Jack Stewart, followed by Sam Wilson in 2nd and Fraser Brunton in 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 5
Eddie Key was the pole sitter, followed by Sam Cole in 2nd and Jayden Neal-Holder in 3rd place. The battle for the lead was on, as Key and Cole were head to head, but Cole eventually prevailed on the exit of Turn 6 and held his position for the entire lap and now started building a gap, while Key had to defend from Neal-Holder and Daniel Munro. The race between them was a fierce one, with positions exchanged throughout Lap 5. The chequered flag went out to Sam Cole, followed by Jayden Neal-Holder in 2nd, after a last-minute dive at Turn 2, and Daniel Munro finishing P3.

Heat 6
Archie Styant was the pole sitter for the final heat, with Fraser Brunton in P2 and P3 going to Jessica White. Brunton had a good start once again, but it wasn’t enough to snatch P1 yet, as Styant closed the door on him at Turn 2 and he was now defending from White and Charalambous. He eventually found a weak spot in Styant’s defence, and took P1 around Turn 9. By the end of Lap 2, the gap between the leader and P2 was more than 1 second, and increasing by the minute. Styant was under tremendous pressure, as Jessica White and Sam Wilson were both pushing for P2, with Wilson taking 3rd place on the exit of Turn 10 on the penultimate lap. The chequered flag marked an undisputed win for Fraser Brunton, followed by Archie Styant and Jessica White in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, after White took the spot on the exit of Turn 10 on the last lap.

B Final
Sam Cole started from pole position, followed by Daniel Munro in 2nd and Toby Purbrick in 3rd place. Pughe had a good start, and completed a couple of overtakes, but ran wide on the exit of Turn 3 and lost a bit of ground. Munro was pressuring Cole for the lead, being just 0.2 seconds behind, but Purbrick was also in the battle and by the end of lap 2 was right on Munro’s tail. However, he ran wide on the exit of Turn 11 and lost his chances of progressing to the A-Final. That allowed both Ralph Leckie and Eddie Key to go past. Key was now in 3rd place, and getting closer to Munro. Meanwhile, Sam Cole built a small gap and was looking comfortable in the lead, but he relaxed for a bit and that was enough for Munro to decrease the gap down to 0.4 seconds. The chequered flag went out to Sam Cole, followed by Daniel Munro and Eddie Key in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

A Final
The pole sitter for the A-Final was Fraser Brunton, with Rory Burke and Jayden Neal-Holder starting from 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Neal-Holder was in the groove, just 0.2 seconds behind Brunton in 2nd place, with the Top 2 drivers being about 2.5 seconds ahead of everyone else. Jessica White was in a good 3rd place, and now had to fend off Archie Styant and Sam Cole, who were pushing as hard as they could for P3. White built a gap of about 1.5 seconds. Meanwhile, Rory Burke was issued a penalty board for illegal contact on the entrance of Turn 4, and that was the end of his final. The chequered flag went out to Fraser Brunton, followed by Jayden Neal-Holder in 2nd and Jessica White in 3rd place.

 B Final Results

  1. Sam Cole
  2. Daniel Munro
  3. Eddie Key

 A Final Results

  1. Fraser Brunton
  2. Jayden Neal-Holder
  3. Jessica White

 

The Division 1 Junior grid got more and more serious throughout the day. The conditions proved favourably, and the lap times dropped as the circuit got hotter and stickier. Harry Charalambous was in a confident lead of the 2017 Championship, but he was in for a surprise.

Heat 1
The lights went out to William Davison in P1, Harry Charalambous started 2nd and 3rd place went to Fraser Brunton.  With a lap gone, Davison had a lead of about 1 second, but lost the ideal line around Turn 4 and that allowed Charalambous and Brunton to overtake for P1 and P2, respectively. Katherine White further overtook for P3 on the entrance of Turn 6, after Davison completely lost the back end and dropped to the back. Brunton took the lead from Charalambous on the exit of Turn 10 on Lap 3, and White took 2nd at Turn 6 on the following lap, leaving Charalambous to defend from Eden Rosenfield, Angus Tillyer and Joe Williams, among others. The chequered flag went to Fraser Brunton, followed by Katherine White in a very close 2nd place, and Harry Charalambous finishing P3.

Heat 2
The lights went out to race leader Joe Williams, followed by Kyle Dunford in 2nd and Fraser Brunton in 3rd place. Brunton took 2nd place already on Turn 2, but did not manage to hold it for long, as Harry Charalambous and Joe Williams both took P2 and P3 at the entrance of Turn 10 on Lap 2, squeezing him out and he now had to make up ground from P4. Williams ran wide on the entrance on Turn 6, however, allowing Brunton and Charalambous to go past for 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. With the chequered flag going out, the win went to Kyle Dunford, followed by Fraser Brunton in 2nd and Harry Charalambous in P3.

Heat 3
The lights went out to Eden Rosenfield, 2nd place going to Angus Tillyer and Katherine White starting from P3. Katherine White took P2 around Turn 6 on the opening lap after a good overtake and was now pressuring Rosenfield for the lead. Harry Charalambous also overtook for P3, dropping Tillyer to the lower part of the grid. Fraser Brunton was now up to P4 after having started from 7th place, and was slowly catching up to the leaders. Katherine White made her way to P1 on Lap 3 and held it till the very end, but Charalambous took the lead at Turn 10 and just in time, too, as the chequered flag went out to mark the win for him. White and Eden Rosenfield finished in a very close 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, after a wheel-to-wheel race down to the finish line.

A Final
The Junior Final was led by Fraser Brunton, followed by Harry Charalambous in 2nd and Katherine White in 3rd place. Brunton led the way by about 3 seconds by Lap 2, with Charalambous and White battling for 2nd place, and White being just 0.1 seconds off. Angus Tillyer, meanwhile, was in a consistent P4, and was defending from William Davison and Joe Williams, who were both pushing hard for points. With 3 laps gone, Fraser’s gap increased evermore, and the win was looking likely, whilst further back Tillyer overtook White for 3rd place, and Joe Williams additionally overtook for P4 at Turn 10 on Lap 6, and the battle was now between him and Tillyer for P2. The chequered flag went out to Fraser Brunton, followed by Angus Tillyer in 2nd and William Davison in 3rd place.

A Final Results

  1. Fraser Brunton
  2. Angus Tillyer
  3. William Davison

 

The Division 2 Cadet grid was full with talent, ready to prove themselves worthy for a promotion for the upper classes. Archie Fisher had to work hard to build up his Championship points, having skipped Round 1, but he was facing fierce competition in the face of Kasper Marriott – the current Championship leader.

Heat 1
Pole position went to Tom Ryan, followed by Ryan Hedge in 2nd and Jake Butland in 3rd place. Ryan quickly built a gap on the opening lap, with Hedge dropping down after running wide on the exit of Turn 4 and that allowed Jake Butland to take 2nd, with Adam Thomas now in P3. Sam Sanders made his way up to 3rd place on lap 2, but knocked a driver out of the way on the entrance of Turn 10, resulting in a penalty board for contact. Tom Ryan took the race win, followed by Ryan Hedge in 2nd and Kasper Marriott in 3rd place.

Heat 2
The race was on, led by Leo Scott, with 2nd and 3rd place going to Rupert Versallion and Kaizer Akhtar, respectively. Versallion had a strong start, and by the end of Lap 1 had a lead of more than 2.5 seconds, with Nathan Ampofo-Anim securing 2nd place after a good charge through the field and was now in front of Leo Scott, who managed to hold on to P3. Kaizer Akhtar committed an illegal contact move on the opening lap at Turn 10, and was issued a penalty board. Meanwhile, Ben Hawker made his way around Scott, and was now in 3rd place, with Scott now having to fend off Callum Poulter for P4. Poulter took advantage of a better racing line and went past Scott as well. The chequered flag went out to Rupert Versallion, who took the win by an impressive 7.5 seconds, Nathan Ampofo-Anim in 2nd and Ben Hawker in 3rd place.

Heat 3
Pole position went to Nathan Ampofo-Anim, followed by Ronnie Coburn and Sam Sanders in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Unfortunately, Ronnie Coburn jumped the start and received a penalty board, and although he was in the lead, his chances of a win were now gone. Ampofo-Anim and Tanish Potdar were battling for 2nd, while Sam Sanders was right behind and waiting for the opportunity to go past. And it came soon enough – he took the better line on the exit of Turn 10 and landed P2 for the time being. The gap to the lead was now less than 2 seconds, and decreasing, as Sanders’ pace improved over the next couple of laps. Coburn’s pace declined, however, and Lap 3 proved to be unfortunate for him, as too many mistakes dropped him down the order and he was now in P5, which allowed Nathan Ampofo-Anim to take the lead from Sanders, and with the chequered flag dropping, Ampofo-Anim took the win, followed by Sam Sanders in 2nd and Tanish Potdar now in 3rd place.

Heat 4
Adam Thomas was the pole sitter for this heat, with Joshua Jones in 2nd and Ben Hawker in 3rd place. Archie Fisher had a good start and made his way in P1 already, and by the end of Lap 2 had a lead of more than 2.5. The intensity was high, as Fisher’s pace proved difficult to match. Jones, meanwhile, was on the defence, as both Thomas and Hawker tried going past, with Thomas eventually taking P3 around Turn 10 on Lap 4. Archie Fisher took the win.

Heat 5
Lily Jeffs started from pole, followed by Callum Poulter in 2nd and Robbie Hoare in 3rd place. Jeffs had a good pace throughout Lap 1 and held on to the lead good, but Poulter did not let her get away and overtook for P1 around Turn 5, which meant that she had to defend from Kaizer Akhtar and Robbie Hoare. Poulter managed to pull ahead by nearly a second, but Akhtar did not hesitate to put pressure on Jeffs and eventually went past for 2nd place. The win went to Callum Poulter, followed by Kaizer Akhtar in 2nd and Lily Jeffs in 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 6
The lights went out to Kasper Marriott in P1, followed by Harrison Smith and Robbie Hoare in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Marriott had a fantastic start and pulled away in the lead, building a gap of more than 4 seconds within a lap. Smith lost out on positions after running wide at Turn 3 and allowing too much space for overtaking, thus dropping to P6. Ronnie Coburn made his way into 2nd place, and Robbie Hoare followed through for P3 on Lap 2, after taking advantage of the battle for 3rd between Harrison Smith and Tazio Nicholas. Both Marriott and Coburn were now in solitary drives, with Hoare being more than a second off in P3, with the next closest driver being Kip Morgan in P4, more than 2 seconds off. The chequered flag went to Kasper Marriott, followed by Robbie Hoare in 2nd place after a successful overtake on the last lap, and Ronnie Coburn finishing 3rd.

Heat 7
Tanish Potdar led the pack from pole position, Archie Fisher started 2nd and P3 went to Kaizer Akhtar. Fisher did not hesitate to take charge and overtook for the lead on the opening lap. Potdar was now under pressure from Kaizer Akhtar, who proved quite persistent as he charged through the pack, making his way to 2nd place by the end of Lap 3. Tanish Potdar was issued a penalty board for excessive weaving and dangerous driving. With the chequered flag going out, it was an undisputed win for Archie Fisher, followed by Kaizer Akhtar in 2nd.

Heat 8
Mark Versallion started from P1, followed by Ben Hawker and Joshua Jones in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Versallion had a good start, with Ben Hawker dropping to P3 at Turn 2, with Joshua Jones now taking 2nd place. It wasn’t long before Ben Hawker made his way to P2, after Jones span and got stuck at Turn 4 on Lap 3. Callum Poulter was now pressuring from behind, trying to go past for P2, but was unsuccessful. The chequered flag went out to Mark Versallion, followed by Ben Hawker in 2nd and Callum Poulter in 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 9
Kip Morgan started from pole position, followed by Tazio Nicholas in 2nd and P3 went to Sam Sanders.  Archie Fisher proved quick once again, slotting to 2nd place by the end of Lap 1 and already challenging for P1. He eventually went past at Turn 1 on Lap 2, and was now in a flying lead by more than 1.5 seconds by the end of Lap 2. Mark Versallion was now in the battle for 2nd place, after he overtook for P3 on the exit of Turn 10 on Lap 4. As the chequered flag went out, Archie Fisher landed another win, followed by Sam Sanders in 2nd and Mark Versallion in 3rd place.

C Final
Kip Morgan was the polesitter for the first Cadet final, followed by Ronnie Coburn in 2nd and Tanish Potdar in 3rd place. With a lap gone, Morgan lost his lead to Coburn and dropped to P3 after Potdar overtook for 2nd place around the entrance of Turn 6. The Top 3 were now a good 5 seconds ahead of Leo Scott, who was fending off Jake Butland and Harrison Smith for 4th place. Kip Morgan took things a bit too seriously on the way to Turn 11, cutting the grass and ultimately slowing down and increasing the gap to more than a full second. He later gained advantage by contact on Tanish Potdar around Turn 5, ending his chances of a finish in the Top 3, due to a penalty. The chequered flag went out to Ronnie Coburn, followed by Tanish Potdar and Leo Scott in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

B Final
Tom Ryan led the pack from pole, Ben Hawker had 2nd and Rupert Versallion started P3. Rupert Versallion impressed as he overtook for the lead around Turn 10 on Lap 1, after Tom Ryan ran wide on the exit, Robbie Hoare also slotted in P3 and was now in a position to challenge for 2nd. With 4 laps gone, it was a tough ride for Versallion, as Hawker and Hoare were right on his tail, while Coburn had to defend from Adam Thomas and Lily Jeffs. Hawker now began his attack for 2nd place after Versallion’s pace seemed to have declined, but he did not expect a surprise attack from Robbie Hoare, who dived down the inside at Turn 10 entrance. The win went to Rupert Versallion, followed by Robbie Hoare in 2nd and Ben Hawker in 3rd place.

A Final
The final race was led by Archie Fisher after a clean sweep in the heats. Rupert Versallion, who progressed to the final, now had a lot of work to do to catch up to the front of the pack. Fisher also had to defend from those behind, as they were putting the pressure on him from the start of the race.  Callum Poulter and Kasper Marriott were in the battle for P3, while Nathan Ampofo-Anim had to defend from Kaizer Akhtar, Mark Versallion and Sam Sanders, who were all on his tail. The chequered flag went out to race winner Archie Fisher, followed by Callum Poulter in 2nd and Kasper Marriott in 3rd place.

C Final Results    

  1. Ronnie Coburn
  2. Tanish Potdar
  3. Leo Scott

 B Final Results

  1. Rupert Versallion
  2. Robbie Hoare
  3. Ben Hawker

A Final Results

  1. Archie Fisher
  2. Callum Poulter
  3. Kasper Marriott

 

Ethan Fannon’s Championship lead was looking solid, and his experience and skill proved very useful in the many wins he’s achieved before. However, Olly Hood was keen to challenge the establishment and with the sun and heat present, mistakes were looking unlikely and it was all or nothing between the Juniors of Division 2!

Heat 1
James Costin led the pack from pole, 2nd place went to Kallum Batts and Alex Simmons started from P3. Batts had good pace throughout Lap 1 and took the lead around Turn 10, but Costin got the spot back at Turn 1 on the following lap. William Treanor took 2nd on Lap 2, and Costin was now left to defend from Alex Simmons and Louisa Bell, after running wide and dropping to P3, allowing Batts to take the lead. Treanor caught up to the leader quickly, but the chequered flag went out and sealed the win for Kallum Bats, followed by William Treanor and Alex Simmons in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Heat 2
The lights went out to Lewis Harmer, Sam Warner started from 2nd and Alex Simmons was in P3. Harmer had a poor start and that allowed Warner to go past for the lead, Luca Purse made his way into 2nd place after a good couple of overtakes around Turn 10 on Lap 1. Olly Hood was the one to watch, though, as he charged through the field and built up his pace, staying out of trouble, and by the end of Lap 4 took the lead around Turn 6. The chequered flag went out to Hood, just in time to solidify his win, followed by Ethan Fannon in 2nd and Sam Warner in 3rd place, after Fannon overtook for P2 on the entrance of Turn 10 on the penultimate lap.

Heat 3
The pole sitter was Olly Hood, 2nd place went to Louisa Bell and Ali Mirzai started from P3. The entire pack had a strong start, but Hood managed to remain unaffected and Bell kept 2nd place, but Ali Mirzai now had to defend from Sam Warner and William Treanor, with just 0.5 seconds separating P4 and P7. Warner was putting pressure on Louisa Bell and managed to go past on Lap 4, but Bell dived down the inside of Turn 10 on the penultimate lap and reclaimed the spot. The chequered flag went out to Olly Hood, who won the race from Louisa Bell in 2nd and Sam Warner in 3rd place.

Heat 4
William Treanor was the pole sitter for this heat, followed by Toby Sporn in 2nd and Euan Levey in 3rd place. With a lap gone, Treanor was under pressure from Levey, who overtook Sporn for P2. Sporn span on the entrance of Turn 6 and dropped to the far back of the pack, promoting Kallum Batts to P3 and Ethan Fannon was now in 4th place. Levey took the lead around Turn 10 on Lap 3, with Treanor now back to 2nd and Fannon gradually making his way to P3. The chequered flag went out to Euan Levey, followed by William Treanor in 2nd and Ethan Fannon taking P3.

Heat 5
Ethan Fannon was the last pole sitter for Division 2’s Junior class, with Luca Purse and Ali Mirzai starting from 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Fannon did not hesitate to build a gap in the opening lap, and had an advantage of more than 2 seconds, with Ali Mirzai and Olly Hood overtaking Purse at the exit of Turn 5 after he ran wide. Hood was pushing hard to go past Mirzai, but couldn’t penetrate his defence just yet. Meanwhile, Euan Levey joined the battle for points, as he overtook for P4 and was closing in on Hood. Hood left a door wide open on the entrance of Turn 10 and lost his place to Levey, and, as the chequered flag went out, Ethan Fannon took the win, followed by Ali Mirzai and Olly Hood in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

B Final
Ali Mirzai lined up on Pole for the Junior Division 2 B-Final followed by Louisa Bell and Alex Simmons. All drivers got away well with Mirzai and Bell leading the pack with nothing to split them. On the opening lap, James Costin got the jump on Toby Sporn, demoting him to 5th place, whilst the top 3 remained as they were. It looked like the main battle would remain between Sporn and Costin as on Lap 3, Sporn regained 4th place and tried to put the pressure on Simmons ahead of him, rather than focussing on holding off Costin again! As the drivers entered the dying stages, Mirzai had opened up a small gap to Bell, and was looking set for a place in the A-Final, with Bell, Simmons and Sporn split by just a second. On the final lap, Sporn made his move on Simmons to take 3rd, with Mirzai taking the win, Bell taking a solid 2nd place and Sporn securing 3rd by just 6 tenths of a second.

A Final
The lights went out to Olly Hood, followed by Ethan Fannon in 2nd and William Treanor in 3rd place. As the race was underway, Hood built a gap of 0.5 seconds, but Fannon was not happy about that and was on his tail the entire time. Kallum Batts was now in 3rd place, however, after overtaking Mirzai and Levey, and was now in a position to challenge for further spots.  Fannon eventually went past for the lead at the entrance of Turn 11, and was now able to build a small gap, with Hood still pushing hard, with not a lot left to go. Batts’ 3rd place was looking solid, as he was in a solitary drive, with Levey also far back, with the pressure being on Ali Mirzai, who was in a good battle for P5 with Sam Warner and William Treanor. After overtaking for the lead at Turn 11 on the penultimate lap, Hood took the chequered flag and Round 4 win, followed Ethan Fannon in a very close 2nd and Kallum Batts in 3rd place.

B Final Results

  1. Ali Mirzai
  2. Louisa Bell
  3. Toby Sporn

 A Final Results

  1. Olly Hood
  2. Ethan Callum Fanon
  3. Kallum Batts

 

International InKart

Round 4 of Daytona’s Senior InKart Championship was contested between 24 drivers on the classic International Layout. The track conditions were looking favourable, and, with zero clouds, the lap times were dropping fast, with chances of 1.08s looking high. Tom Bush, Jack Mayor and Scott Taylor were on top of the Championship table and with pace being fast, the win was critical.

 SuperPole qualifying saw Tom Bush set the fastest lap of the grid, provisionally recording 1.10.636 sec, which was already quick enough, but no one had broken into the 1.09s yet. He was out-done, however, as Tom Bush recorded an even lower, 1.10.097 sec a lap after.

Katherine White, a new comer to the International InKart, impressed, as she recorded a competitive lap in a class she was not as experienced in as other drivers on the grid. However, she had the provisional P3 with a lap of 1.10.785s.

Jordan Greenaway and Jack Mayor completed the Top 5, with Mayor recording a rather disappointing 1.11.241s. Henry Treanor was the next closest rival within the 1.11s, while Sebastian Lam, Charles Boniface and Toby Cirel were all in the low 1.12s, and Scott Johnson rounding up the Top 10 with a time of 1.12.988

Super Pole Qualifying Results

1 Tom Bush 1.10.097
2 Scott Taylor 1.10.636
3 Katherine White 1.10.785
4 Jordan Greenaway 1.11.065
5 Jack Mayor 1.11.241
6 Henry Treanor 1.11.367
7 Sebastian Lam 1.12.148
8 Charles Boniface 1.12.176
9 Toby Cirel 1.12.301
10 Scott Johnson 1.12.988

Race 1
The lights went out to a flying pack, led by the pole sitter Tom Bush, with Scott Taylor and Katherine White following closely in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. White seemed to hold her own pretty well, being just 0.2 seconds behind Taylor, and keeping up a good pace by the end of Lap 1. She overtook on the entrance to Turn 10 on Lap 2, securing P2 and now started pulling away quite fast.

Meanwhile, Treanor had to defend from Jack Mayor and Jordan Greenaway, as both of them were pressuring hard and trying to go past, both of them lapping the circuit in the low 1.10s. Charlie Fenton also had a good battle for P7, fending off James Lawrence. Lawrence eventually made the move and claimed the spot, but Fenton got him back on the exit of Turn 10 on Lap 5. Greenaway, on the other hand, made a mistake and ran wide at Turn 8 and lost a couple of positions, promoting Fenton and Lawrence to P6 and P7, respectively. Back at the front, Tom Bush was slowly lowering his lap times, and set his provisional fastest of 1.09.375.

The battle for the Heavies was also a one to watch – Lee Schnitzler led the race from Mathias Simpson and Emmet Cummins, and was a good 3 seconds ahead of them. The chequered flag marked Race 1 win for Tom Bush, followed by Katherine White in 2nd and Scott Taylor in 3rd place.

Race 2
David Pettican was the leader of the pack for Race 2, with David Adams and Tyler Fossey in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. A big spin by Charles Boniface caused a cluster of racers on the entrance of Turn 10, which caused a lot of stir for positions. Adams was still leading the race, with Scott Johnson and Fossey now following closely. Another spin at the same spot on the circuit repeated by Sebastian Lam and he ultimately dropped to the back. Johnson lost out on a spin on his own, and his chances of scoring good points for the final were now greatly reduced. Meanwhile, Katherine White was making up ground slowly, however, she was knocked out the way by Paul Studd, who received a penalty board for the move, also prompting White to retire.

Lee Schnitzler led the Heavies once again, lapping the circuit in the low 1.10s.  With 5 laps down, the race leader was now Toby Cirel, with Scott Taylor following behind, less than 0.2 seconds. Taylor eventually made a move and took the lead at the entrance of Turn 1. With the chequered flag going out, it was a Race 2 win for Scott Taylor, with Toby Cirel finishing P2 and Henry Treanor coming in 3rd.

Final
The final was led by Scott Tylor, followed by Tom Bush and Henry Treanor in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Taylor did not lack pace it seemed, but Bush was knocking on the back door and was 0.1 seconds off the race leader. Jack Mayor also had some defending to do, with Toby Cirel now being directly behind. Stuart Bennett also made good progress, he slotted into 5th place, and Jordan Greenaway joined the battle for positions, as well.

Further down the pack, the race was on between Lee Schnitzler and Oscar Lancaster, with their paces proving identical and competitive throughout part 2 of the Final. Jack Mayor attempted to overtake for the lead around Turn 9, held it for a bit, but lost it on the way to Turn 11 on Lap 7. The one to benefit was Tom Bush, as the battle for 2nd place was fierce and allowed him to pull away in a lead of more than 4 seconds by the end of Lap 6.

In the final stages of the race, Bush was looking strong for a win, and getting closer to the 1.08s, being just 0.2 seconds off the dream pace. He remained unchallenged for the rest of the Final, taking Round 4, followed by Jack Mayor and Scott Taylor in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, after Mayor overtook on the penultimate lap at Turn 10.

The Heavies’ Round 4 was won by Lee Schnitzler, followed by Mathias Simpson and Charles Boniface in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

Lights Final Results

  1. Tom Bush
  2. Jack Mayor
  3. Scott Taylor

 Heavies Final Results

  1. Lee Schnitzler
  2. Mathias Read-Simpson
  3. Charles Boniface