Daytona Milton Keynes 2017 InKart Championships
Round Seven Race Report (PDF Download Link)
Cadet Division 1
The Division 1 Cadet grid for Daytona Milton Keynes’ InKart Round 7 was the biggest of the season after the addition of the final 3 drivers promoted from Division 2. That meant more competition and increased difficulty for drivers, as they had some serious work to do. The pressure was on Danny Gould to try to continue his form, albeit against new opposition…
Pole position went to Sam Wilson, followed by Jayden Neal-Holder in P2 and Ben Hawker starting from P3. As the pack made their way around, Hawker dropped to the back after running wide at Turn 4, and that allowed Kasper Marriott and Rory Burke to go past for P3 and P4, respectively. Daniel Munro also made his way to the front, securing P4 after an overtake on Marriott. The chequered flag went to mark the win for Sam Wilson, who was left unchallenged till the very end, Jayden Neal-Holder came 2nd, and Daniel Munro finished 3rd after overtaking for the spot at Turn 11.
Robson Knox led the pack from pole, Jack Stewart started from 2nd and Yiannis Charalambous was in P3. Charalambous had a fantastic start and claimed P1 by Turn 4 on the opening lap, which meant Knox now had to fend off Archie Fisher, who overtook several karts and slotted in P3. Danny Gould was running 3rd, but lost pace and was overtaken by Archie Styant at Turn 6. With the chequered flag going out, it was a race win for Yiannis Charalambous, followed by Fisher and Styant in P2 and P3, respectively.
The lights went out to Eddie Key, with Ronnie Coburn and Rory Burke starting in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Burke overtook at the start of the race, taking 2nd place around Turn 2. A kart issue caused the race to be neutralized, and Malachi Henry dropped to the back as a result of swapping karts. With the race resuming, Key retained his P1 and the chequered flag sealed it for him, followed by Ronnie Coburn in 2nd and Rory Burke coming in P3, after Burke lost his P2 on the penultimate lap.
The pole sitter was Archie Fisher, Jensen Pughe started in 2nd and P3 went to Ben Hawker. Fisher quickly built a gap into the lead, but Pughe wanted a shot at P1; he kept a good pace, as well, but it wasn’t enough to catch the leader. Hawker, meanwhile, had to fend off the rest of the pack, being pressured by Eddie Key, Archie Styant and Sam Wilson, all of them being less than 0.4 seconds behind. Styant lost out, though, as he went too hot in Turn 10, and ended up in the tyre wall. The chequered flag went to Archie Fisher, followed by Jensen Pughe and Ben Hawker in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Pole position went to Daniel Munro, followed by Danny Gould in 2nd and Yiannis Charalambous in P3. Munro ran wide on the entrance of Turn 6, and despite his good start, he was now running in P4, and that promoted Gould to P1. Jayden Neal-Holder also made his way to P2, after overtaking Munro and Charalambous, and pulled away quickly from Charalambous, being 2.4 seconds ahead by Lap 3. The chequered flag went out to Gould, with Neal-Holder and Yiannis Charalambous rounding up the Top 3 in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Malachi Henry started from pole, followed by Kasper Marriott in 2nd and Danny Gould in 3rd place. A lap down, Gould was already in the lead, but Henry dropped to P4 after relaxing at a couple of corners, and that promoted Jack Stewart to P3. With Gould pulling away by more than 4 seconds, the battle was now between Stewart and Marriott, with Stewart eventually going past for the provisional P2. The chequered flag went out to Danny Gould, followed by Jack Stewart in 2nd and Kasper Marriott in 3rd place.
Joshua Jones was the Pole Sitter for the last Cadet heat before the final, with 2nd and 3rd place going to Archie Styant and Rory Burke, respectively. Rory Burke took the lead around Turn 4 on Lap 1, while Styant ran wide at Turn 6, and that promoted Joshua Jones and Daniel Munro to 2nd and 3rd place for the time being. Burke pulled away quickly and built a gap of more than 2.7 seconds by the end of Lap 3. The race win went to him, as he was left unchallenged, Joshua Jones took 2nd, more than 7 seconds behind, but Daniel Munro barely held on to P3, as he finished just 0.007 ahead of Archie Styant in P4.
The lights went out to Ronnie Coburn, followed by Archie Styant in 2nd and Malachi Henry in 3rd place. Coburn tried to get away and stay out of trouble, but Styant did not let him by keeping a solid 2nd place, just 0.7 seconds behind. Henry pushed hard to go through, but his pace was not sufficient to challenge for P2. The battle between Ben Hawker and Robson Knox was also a good one, as Knox’s lap times were a fraction slower, but a lot more consistent. That attribute paid off eventually, as he overtook Hawker for P4 on the entrance of Turn 11, slotting in 4th place for the time being. Styant was dropping bit by bit, losing 0.1 seconds per lap, and the next closest rival was Henry in 3rd place, being more than 1.5 sec behind. The chequered flag went out just in time to seal the win for Coburn, with Styant and Henry finishing in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Yiannis Charalambous started from pole, with Jensen Pughe and Eddie Key in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. With a lap gone, Charalambous was in a confident lead, but lost it after Jensen Pughe dived down on the inside of Turn 10. Key, meanwhile, had to fend off Daniel Munro and Joshua Jones. Pughe went down the inside Turn 6, but Key lost control and that cost Pughe his lead, with him dropping to P4. Daniel Munro took 2nd around Turn 6 on the following lap, and Joshua Jones was running in 3rd. The chequered flag went to mark the win for Eddie Key, with Munro and Pughe coming in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. However, a post-race investigation determined Key committed an illegal contact move, which demoted him to the back and thus it was Munro, Pughe and Jones in 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Danny Gould was the pole sitter for the Cadet A FInal, followed by Rory Burke in P2 and Archie Fisher in P3. Gould built a small gap by the end of Lap 1 and tried to get further away, but Burke also wanted the win badly enough to not make mistakes and follow closely in 2nd. Jayden Neal-Holder made his way into 3rd after diving down the inside of Turn 6, and had the position for a lap. Fisher responded by making a move around Turn 11, getting P3 back. Meanwhile, the race leaders were in battle again, as Burke closed the gap between himself and Gould. Daniel Munro also made good progress, slotting in P4 around Turn 10, overtaking Neal-Holder, but Neal-Holder returned the favour around Turn 4, gaining the position back on the following lap. Archie Fisher and Daniel Munro took P3 and P4, while Neal-Holder lost 2 places, having run wine at Turn 6. Rory Burke also took P1 around Turn 5, and with the chequered flag going out just in time, it was a win for him, with Danny Gould and Archie Fisher coming in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
C Final Results
- Ronnie Coburn
- Archie Styant
- Malachi Henry
B Final Results
- Daniel Munro
- Jensen Pughe
- Joshua Jones
A Final Results
- Rory Burke
- Danny Gould
- Archie Fisher
Junior Division 1
Charalambous‘ pace was evident under the dry conditions, but he was under pressure from Danny Gould and Olly Hood, both of them eager for victory and Championship points. It was all or nothing!
Olly Hood was the pole sitter, with P2 and P3 going to Danny Gould and Euan Levey, respectively. The Top 4 drivers were less than a second apart from each other, with Eden Rosenfield also displaying good pace. Gould found a way around Hood on the entrance of Turn 10, securing P1, which left Hood to defend from Levey and Kyle Dunford, who took P4 at Turn 6. The chequered flag went out to Danny Gould, followed by Euan Levey in 2nd and Olly Hood in P3.
Eden Rosenfield started from pole, with Harry Charalambous in 2nd and Kallum Batts in 3rd place, respectively. At the start, Charalambous dropped to P4 after a couple of bad lines around Turn 5 and Turn 6, and that promoted Rosenfield to the lead, but he shortly lost it after Olly Hood overtook around Turn 11 on Lap 2. Danny Gould also made his way into P3 after a dive down the inside on Euan Levey, and later made another move on Rosenfield around Turn 4, claiming P2. The win went out to Hood, followed by Gould and Rosenfield in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Angus Tillyer, Kallum Batts and Euan Levey started from P1, P2 and P3, respectively. Tillyer led the pack, but Batts kept a very close 2nd, being just 0.007 seconds behind after 2 laps, with Levey defending his 3rd place from Kyle Dunford. Dunford was pushed out of the way by Ethan Fannon, who received a penalty board and a 5-place grid drop. Despite his good pace, Tillyer made a couple of mistakes by going in too hot at Turn 6 and Turn 10, and allowed to be overtaken, dropping to second-to-last. The win went to Kallum Batts, followed by Euan Levey and Kyle Dunford in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Ethan Fannon started from pole, Kyle Dunford started in 2nd and Harry Charalambous – in 3rd. Danny Gould again displayed strong determination and gained 2 positions, slotting in 2nd place, and was on the charge for a win again. He later overtook Fannon for the lead around Turn 10, with Dunford keeping a consistent 3rd place until he was passed by Harry Charalambous again at Turn 9. The win went out to Danny Gould, followed by Ethan Fannon in 2nd and Harry Charalambous in 3rd place.
Danny Gould started from pole position for the Junior final, with Euan Levey and Olly Hood in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Danny Gould and Olly Hood quickly separated themselves from the pack, building a gap of more than 5 seconds from Harry Charalambous, who was running in a solid 3rd place. A second penalty of the day was issued to Ethan Fannon for taking Euan Levey out of the way at Turn 10, which caused him to drop down to last place. Unfortunately for Fannon, this would mean zero points for his Final effort as per the Championship Regulations. Gould increased his lead to more than 4 seconds by Lap 4, and looking likely for a win. Hood was running in a solid 2nd place, but Charalambous was catching up quick. He attempted an overtake around Turn 11, but went too hot and Hood managed to escape a few seconds ahead. The win went to Gould, with 2nd and 3rd place going to Olly Hood and Harry Charalambous, respectively.
A Final Results
- Danny Gould
- Olly Hood
- Harry Charalambous
Cadet Division 2
The Division 2 Cadet Class saw the addition of several new names, and a lot of promise. With the weather cooling down, all the grip on the Circuit provided ground for fast lap times and a lot of clean racing. The Versallion brothers were looking to extend their impressive climb to the top with more podiums, but it was no easy task – could they do it?
Rupert Versallion had the first pole position for the day, followed by Kaizer Akhtar in 2nd and Tanish Potdar in 3rd place. Versallion displayed good pace at the start, pulling away by about 0.5 seconds per lap, Akhtar followed through for provisional 2nd. Potdar was under pressure from Joshua Boughton, but Boughton did not manage to get through just yet. Leo Scott tried to overtake at Turn 10, but went too hot and locked his brakes, losing his opportunity for a Top 3 finish. Versallion eventually took the win by more than 4 seconds, followed by Kaizer Akhtar and Tanish Potdar in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The lights went out to Oliver Metrovich, with Riley Bishop and Robbie Hoare in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Hoare made a move on Bishop, but Mark Versallion took advantage of that and moved into P3 straight away at Turn 2, but later lost it around Turn 10, running wide and dropping to P5. Metrovich dropped back as well, running wide at the same turn on the following lap, and was now running in P3. Hoare took the lead around Turn 10 after a successful dive down the inside of Bishop. The chequered flag sealed the win for Robbie Hoare, followed by Bishop in 2nd and McWilliam in 3rd place.
Joshua Boughton, Charlie Cusack and Andrew McWilliam started from 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Boughton led the way into Turn 2, Cusack was following closely, but McWilliam was also close enough to start an attack. He eventually went past for P2 around Turn 11, and was now chasing the leader. A lap later, he took P1 around Turn 4, with Cusack now defending from Riley Bishop, who took P3 after Boughton span on the entrance of Turn 10. McWilliam led confidently, and took the win as the chequered flag went out, with Riley Bishop taking P2 and Charlie Cusack taking P3.
The pack was led by Harrison Smith, with Lily Jeffs and Leo Scott starting in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Jeffs had a fantastic launch off the line, claiming the lead straight away, but gave it away around Turn 10 after losing the back end. That promoted Jenson Pooley, who was running 2nd at the time, to P1 and Harrison Smith to P2. Kaizer Akhtar committed an Advantage-by-Contact move and was issued a penalty board, after forcing Smith out of the way at Turn 10 to take P3. Rupert Versallion, meanwhile, made a brave dive on the inside of Turn 10, taking the provisional lead from Pooley. With the chequered flag going out and penalties applied, Versallion took the win, followed by Pooley in 2nd and Tom Ryan taking home P3.
Pole position went to Mark Versallion, with Robbie Hoare in 2nd and Nathan Ampofo-Anim in 3rd place. Versallion had a slow start, dropping to P2 and promoting Hoare to the lead, while Anim was running in a good P3. However, Jake Butland, who was running in P5, took advantage by contact at Turn 5, and was accordingly issued a penalty board and a 5-place grid penalty. Ampofo-Anim took the lead after 2 overtakes – one at Turn 6 on Hoare, the other – at Turn 10 on Versallion, and was now on the defence, as the Top 3 drivers were running side by side and more than 2 seconds ahead of Joshua Boughton in P4. The chequered flag went to Nathan Ampofo-Anim, followed by Mark Versallion in P2 and Robbie Hoare in P3.
Pole position went to Ryan Hedge, P2 and P3 went to Leo Scott and Andrew McWilliam, respectively. Andrew McWilliam took P2 immediately after a great launch off the line, and eventually overtook Hedge for the lead around Turn 10. Robbie Hoare also slotted in P3 after overtaking Leo Scott at the entrance of Turn 6. The chequered flag went out to Andrew McWilliam, followed by Ryan Hedge in 2nd and Robbie Hoare in P3.
The lights went out to Jake Butland, with Tom Ryan and Kaizer Akhtar in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Butland launched into P1, building a gap of more than 1 second by Turn 5, but slid on the exit and that gap disappeared right away. Akhtar was in a consistent 2nd place after overtaking Tom Ryan on Lap 1, but did not manage to go past at the front despite attempts at Turn 2 and Turn 4 on Lap 2. Riley Bishop overtook 3 karts around Turn 10, and was now in the lead after a quick exit of the corner. As the chequered flag went out under a neutralized race due to a stranded kart, the win went to Riley Bishop, followed by Kaizer Akhtar in 2nd and Jake Butland in 3rd place.
Tanish Potdar led the pack from pole, with Jenson Pooley in 2nd and Nathan Ampofo-Anim in 3rd place. Anim took the early lead following an overtake around Turn 5 on Lap 1, with Tanish Potdar running in a consistent 2nd place. Anim and Potdar were side by side on their way to Turn 6, which caused a lot of contact, and Anim ended up in the tyre wall, dropping to P6. Pooley was the one to benefit the most, taking P1, with Potdar still running 2nd, more than 2 seconds clear of Harrison Smith, who was in P3. The chequered flag went out to mark the win for Pooley, followed by Tanish Potdar and Harrison Smith in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
Mark Versallion lined up on Pole for the Cadet C Final, followed by Joshua Boughton and Harrison Smith. Versallion looked strong from the off, opening up a gap of more than 1 second on the first lap. Boughton had an opening lap to forget as he dropped to the back of the pack. Leo Scott dropped a position early on before getting his head down and pumping in a couple of quick laps to retake 4th place, as he battled with Oliver Metrovich and Jake Butland. Versallion cruised to the win, followed by Harrison Scott whilst Leo Scott won the battle for 3rd.
Tanish Potdar led the pack from P1, with Kaizer Akhtar in 2nd and Tom Ryan starting from P3. Akhtar made his way into P1 after overtaking Potdar at the exit of Turn 5, while Mark Versallion, who won the C Final was already in P4 and looking to progress further. He made his way into P3 on Lap 2, overtaking Ryan around Turn 6, and was now aiming for Potdar, who was just 0.3 seconds ahead. Akhtar, meanwhile, opened up a massive gap by the end of Lap 4, being more than 5 seconds into the lead; Mark Versallion was now in a solitary 2nd place, as well, pulling away about 3 seconds ahead of Potdar in P3, who was under pressure from Tom Ryan in P4. The win went to Kaizer Akhtar, followed by Mark Versallion. Tanish Potdar rounded up the Top 3.
Rupert Versallion started from Pole, followed by Andrew McWilliam in 2nd and Riley Bishop in 3rd place. It was all going well for Versallion, until McWilliam and Bishop made a move round the outside of Turn 5, and Robbie Hoare overtaking at Turn 6 for P1. Bishop completed another overtake around the outside of Turn 9, claiming the lead and trying to get away from McWilliam. Just when it was looking good, he lost the back end at Turn 10, and almost lost his P1. McWilliam lost his P2 by making the same mistake, promoting Hoare to 2nd place. With 2 laps to go, the battle between the Top 3 was fierce, with McWilliam trying his hardest to go past, but Hoare was defending very well and held his ground. Riley Bishop was looking good for a win, but relaxed and that allowed Hoare to go past for the lead at Turn 10 on the penultimate lap. The chequered flag marked the Round Win for Hoare, who finished 1.4 seconds ahead of Riley Bishop and Andrew McWilliam in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
C Final Results
- Mark Versallion
- Harrison Smith
- Leo Scott
B Final Results
- Kaizer Akhtar
- Mark Versallion
- Tanish Potdar
A Final Results
- Robbie Hoare
- Riley Bishop
- Andrew McWilliam
Junior Division 2
With Division 2’s top performers from the previous 2 rounds promoted to Division 1, the door was open for a new star. Step forward Sandown Park regular, Robin Jandu…
The pole sitter was Adam Thomas, P2 went to Robin Jandu and Louisa Bell started from P3. Jandu was on the attack straight from the start, and was running directly behind Thomas; Louisa Bell was overtaken on the entrance of Turn 2 by Kip Morgan, who slotted into P3. He ran wide, though, on the exit of Turn 4 and span, dropping to the back, allowing Jack Stewart to now claim P3. Thomas later lost the back end on the entrance of Turn 6, losing 2 positions, and that promoted Robin Jandu and Jack Stewart in P1 and P2, respectively. Thomas was now on the defence from Jack McAuley and Louisa Bell, who were trying to go past on every occasion, but were unsuccessful. After a last-minute overtake, Stewart took the lead around Turn 11, and thus the win, followed by Robin Jandu in 2nd and Adam Thomas in 3rd place.
Jack Stewart started from pole, followed by Alex Simmons in P2 and Louisa Bell in P3. Louisa Bell took P2 around Turn 4 on the opening lap, and Jack McAuley also made his way past Simmons for P3. McAuley later overtook Bell around Turn 10, taking 2nd place, while Toby Sporn overtook for P4 around Turn 6, dropping Simmons to P5. With the chequered flag going out, it was a second win for Jack Stewart by more than 5 seconds, followed by Jack McAuley in 2nd and Toby Sporn coming in 3rd.
Henry Peart started from P1, followed by Ben Page in P2 and Ali Mirzai – in 3rd place. Archie Styant had good pace and took the lead around Turn 6, but ran wide on the exit of Turn 10 and dropped back to P3. Jack Stewart was looking in good shape again, taking P2 around Turn 10 after starting from the back. Robin Jandu made his way into P1, overtaking Stewart, Peart and Styant, and building his gap into the lead. With the chequered flag going out, it was a win for Jandu by more than 2.5 seconds, followed by Ben Page in 2nd and Jack Stewart taking the P3 spot.
Kip Morgan was the pole sitter for Junior Heat 4, followed by Archie Styant in P2 and Toby Sporn in 3rd place. By the end of Lap 1, Morgan’s lead was more than 1 second, with Styant fending off Sporn, while Sam Warner was also on the defensive from Robin Jandu. Styant was trying his hardest to catch the leader, but his pace was just not fast enough for the time being. Sporn made a couple of attempts at overtaking for P2, but Styant shut the door at Turn 6 and Turn 10 on Lap 3. Sam Warner, meanwhile, closed up on the leaders, and was now in a position to challenge for P3. The race win went to Morgan, who held on to his lead till the very end, followed by Toby Sporn, who went past on the last lap to take P2, with Archie Styant rounding up the Top 3.
Pole position went to Sam Warner, followed by Jack McAuley in 2nd and Ali Mirzai in 3rd place. The P1 battle was evident immediately, as Warner and McAuley were going at it, but McAuley was overtaken by Ali Mirzai at the exit of Turn 6, now running just ahead of Henry Peart in P4. Ben Page was in P5 and defending against Archie Styant, with Peart dropping to P6 after being overtaken at Turn 5 on the penultimate lap. The heat win went out to Sam Warner, with Jack McAuley and Ali Mirzai taking P2 and P3, respectively, with McAuley taking the spot at Turn 5 on the last lap.
Kip Morgan lined up on Pole position having missed out on the A Final by a single point! Archie Styant was in P2, with Ali Mirzai and Adam Thomas on the 2nd row of the grid. Morgan and Styant both got away without a hitch as they made their way through the opening corners. As they crossed the to complete the first lap, Styant had just edged ahead with Mirzai in hot pursuit. Simmons, having started 6th was up to 4th after lap 2 demoting Adam Thomas and Henry Peart. At the front, Styant and Morgan could not be separated, both desperate for the final spot in the A Final. As the laps ticked by, Styant managed to stay ahead, taking the win by just 0.269 seconds from Morgan in 2nd and Ali Mirzai in a relatively lonely 3rd.
Jack Stewart led the final Junior race, with Robin Jandu and Jack McAuley in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Stewart led the pack confidently, with Jandu having a point to prove, as he wanted a win under his belt. Toby Sporn made his way into P4, and managed to complete another overtake on the entrance of Turn 10, securing P3. Jandu, meanwhile, overtook for the lead around Turn 11 on Lap 4, putting himself in a good spot for a podium. However, Stewart did not agree and started challenging back straight away. Jandu was just over 0.5 seconds ahead and with the chequered flag going out, it was a solid, but close win for him, followed by Jack Stewart in 2nd and Toby Sporn finishing in P3.
B Final Results
- Archie Styant
- Kip Morgan
- Ali Mirzai
A Final Results
- Robin Jandu
- Jack Stewart
- Toby Sporn
The Daytona International InKart Round 7 took place on a very hot and humid Sunday afternoon, and the win was contested between 24 drivers over 2 weight categories. The track was hot and the Cliff Drop configuration, as always, proved difficult to master. With a few new drivers joining the competition, Harrison and Tom Pughe, among others, the action was guaranteed.
The first set of drivers for Super Pole was led by Tom Bush who went to provisional Pole with a time of 1.12.833s, with Jack Mayor and Scott Taylor in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. Harrison Pughe made his way towards the front of the grid, with a lap time of 1.13.557s, with Oscar Lancaster rounding up the Top 5.
The Heavies’ Pole sitter was Clement Sauvan, whose 1.15.537s put him in the provisional P10 for the overall result.
As the second set of drivers made their way on to the track, the conditions improved and the addition of Sunshine decreased the lap times by a near 0.5 seconds. That was enough for Lee Schnitzler to slot in the Top 10, taking Heavies’ Pole with a 1.14.309, and Mathias Reed-Simpson and Paul Studd rounding out the Top 3 with 1.14.510 and 1.14.582, and overall P9 and P11, respectively.
Super Pole Qualifying Top 10
The lights went out to Tom Bush, followed by Jack Mayor in 2nd and Scott Taylor in 3rd place. As Bush made his way around Turn 4, he pulled away into the lead, but was caught up by Mayor, who overtook for the spot on the entrance of Turn 6, diving down the inside. Harrison Pughe also made his way into P3, outbraking Taylor at the entrance of Turn 10 on Lap 1. Further down the pack, Lee Schnitzler and Mathias Reed-Simpson were leading the Heavies Class, with provisional P6 and P8, respectively.
Pughe overtook for 2nd around Turn 5, and closed the door on Bush at Turn 6, securing the place. Taylor was following closely behind, but lacked the pace this time. Jack Mayor pulled away into the lead, and had a comfortable gap of more than 2 seconds by the end of Lap 4.
The chequered flag went out to Mayor, followed by Harrison Pughe and Tom Bush in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, with Scott Taylor and Oscar Lancaster rounding up the Top 5.
Charlie Fenton started from pole, followed by Martin Wooder and Tyler Fossey in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. By Turn 5, Fenton had a convincing lead, with Fossey also ahead of Wooder in P3, who was under serious pressure from the rest of the pack. Clement Sauvan and Ivan Reed were in the battle for the lead, as well.
However, too much contact between the drivers caused the race to be red-flagged, and, subsequently, the chequered flag went out to Charlie Fenton, followed by Tyler Fossey in 2nd and James Lawrence in P3, after finishing under yellow conditions.
Pole position for the final went to Charlie Fenton, followed by Scott Taylor in 2nd and Jack Mayor in P3. As the pack made their way around Turn 10, Fenton pulled away quickly, with Taylor also close by. Jack Mayor was overtaken by both James Lawrence and Lee Schnitzler, who slotted in P3 and P4, respectively. A lap later, Harrison Pughe also made his way to the leader pack, taking P4 after a double overtake around Turn 10. He later made the move on Lawrence and took 3rd place around Turn 5, and was now catching up to the leaders.
Pughe separated himself into a solitary drive now, ahead of Lawrence and Schnitzler, but Tom Bush struggled to find pace and was stuck in P6 temporarily. Paul Studd and Mathias Reed-Simpson were side by side while going into Lap 5, both ahead of Jordan Greenaway and Scott Johnson, who were running P11 and P12, respectively.
Harrison Pughe made a move on Taylor around Turn 7 on Lap 6, gaining 2nd place, and later dived down the inside of Turn 5 on the lap after, taking Fenton’s lead away.
The chequered flag went out to Pughe, who solidified his win by more than 3 seconds, with Charlie Fenton and Scott Taylor finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. The Heavies’ Class win went to Lee Schnitzler, followed by Mathias Reed-Simpson in 2nd and Paul Studd in 3rd place.
Lights Final Results
- Harrison Pughe
- Charlie Fenton
- Scott Taylor
Heavies Final Results
- Lee Schnitzler
- Mathias Reed-Simpson
- Paul Studd