Daytona Sandown Park InKart Championships 2017
Round Five Race Report (PDF Download Link)

Cadets

Heat 1
The heat is off to a clean start with Jacob Gillman in pole position. Kaizer Akhtar receives a bumping warning at turn two just a few seconds into the race. Jayden Neal-Holder makes an impressive move from an initial sixth position to 1st and defends his position with a comfortable 3.2 seconds between him and Archie Fisher. Meanwhile, Kaizer Akhtar closes in on Archie Fisher in the last turns of the lap in a battle for second place. Jayden Neal-Holder takes the chequered flag and the race win.

Heat 2
Aaron Mensah starts off the race in pole position but is quickly overtaken in a swift move by Archie Fisher in the first lap. Mensah falls behind further to sixth place as Rory O’Regan takes second place and leaves less than a second’s gap between himself and Fisher in first place. Archie Fisher uses the last few corners of the last lap to increase the distance between himself and Rory O’Regan to over two seconds and takes the chequered at the finish line.

Heat 3
Isaac Wells starts the race in first position and maintains his position throughout the first lap of the heat. Arun Phull follows closely behind with a 0.2 second gap between them. Sebastian Wibaut manages to gain second place with Kaizer following him in third. Rory Burke receives a penalty for contact giving a disadvantage to kart 80 and making him lose his position. Wibaut remains in first throughout the final lap of the heat and through the chequered flag after starting in fourth position.

Heat 4
Sebastian Wibaut starts off in pole followed by Arun Phull. Phull manages to take 1st from Sebastian Wibaut who has fallen to fifth place in the first lap. Ethan Ghosh is closing in the gap between himself and first which has been taken by Jayden Neal-Holder. The gap widens now to a 0.6 second difference between first and second position. Ethan Ghosh closes in on the gap and it falls to less than half a second between them but runs out of laps to take over the first position. Jayden finishes in first place after starting in seventh.

Heat 5
Joshua Hoyle starts off in pole position. Danny Gould takes first in the first lap of the heat followed closely behind by Rory O’Regan. James Hensler gets a penalty for advantage by contact in the first few corners of the heat. Ethan Ghosh receives a penalty for front to rear, as well as Rory O’Regan, who receives a penalty for another advantage by contact through front to rear contact. James Hensler manages to take first place from Rory Burke with a substantial gap of 3 seconds between them when the chequered flag drops.

Heat 6
Jayden Neal-Holder starts off the race in pole position and manages to keep his place through the first lap followed closely by Rory Burke. The battle for first remains close with less than a 0.3 second gap between them. Rory Burke closes in further onto Jayden Neal-Holder who manages to stay in first. Third place, Joshua Hoyle, remains 5 seconds behind the leaders. Jayden Neal-Holder passes the chequered flag in first position with a 0.17 second gap between him and Rory Burke, who finished in second place.

Heat 7
Robbie Hoare starts off the race in first position. Danny Gould takes 1st on the first lap of the heat leaving Robbie Hoare less than 2 seconds behind. Danny Gould defends his position in first and stays comfortably in front of the other drivers and finishes in first place at chequered with Robbie Hoare finishing 3 seconds behind.

Finals

C Final
Isaac Wells starts off the race in pole and George barker receives a penalty for advantage by contact in the first few corners of the race. Isaac Wells remains in 1st throughout his first lap as Joshua Hoyle follows close behind. Rohan Naineni takes second place as Arun Phull follows right behind. Arun Phull takes the lead as Isaac Wells falls 0.3 seconds behind him. Arun Phull holds his position as he pulls forward increasing the gap between him and Isaac Wells to just over a second. Arun Phull finishes in first position.

B Final
Rory O’Regan starts in pole position closely followed by Ethan Ghosh. James Hensler receives a penalty for advantage by contact. James Hensler takes second position from Ethan Ghosh and closes in on the gap between himself and Rory leaving only a 0.1 second gap between them in the race for first place. James Hensler takes first place from Rory O’Regan as he overtakes him and leaves him in second. Arun Phull climbs from seventh place to fifth by his sixth lap. Hensler proceeds to take 1st place from Rory O’Regan and the win followed by O’Regan and Ghosh. Following Hensler’s penalty, O’Regan takes the win and a place in the A Final.

A Final
Jayden Neal-holder starts in pole position as Archie Fisher follows. Danny Gould takes second position in the first lap as Archie Fisher falls to fourth position and Rory Burke follows at third. Jayden Neal-holder takes first place back from Danny Gould as Rory Burke follows just under 4 seconds behind. Jayden Neal-holder takes first position through chequered with Rory Burke finishing 3 seconds behind.

Results

C Final

1st – Arun Phull
2nd – Isaac Wells
3rd – Rohan Naineni

B Final

1st – Rory O’Regan
2nd – Ethan Ghosh
3rd – Robbie Hoare

A Final

1st  –  Jayden Neal Holder
2nd   – Rory Burke
3rd    – Danny Gould

 

Junior Lights

Heat 1
George Hannay starts off his first heat of the day with a penalty for front to rear contact and side to side contact at turn one. Despite John-Henry Hill starting off in pole position, Robin Jandu quickly catches up through the pack and steals the first place. Not only this, he manages to keep himself at a comfortable racing distance from Rio Le Conte in second place at more than three seconds behind him. Meanwhile, at the cut through, George Hannay receives his second penalty of the day for being out of control and taking out another kart. Subsequently making himself lose crucial time and quite a few positions on the leader board. Robin Jandu maintains his speed through the last lap of the race, Rio Le Conte is close to catching up but loses out due to lack of remaining laps as Robin Jandu races through the finish line.

Heat 2
Finley Ahmad-Hambling starts off the race in first position closely followed by Kieran Ives with less than a 0.3 second difference between them through the first few laps of the race. Kieran Ives takes first position from Finley and has gone from 3rd to 1st position in a swift move by turn three. Thomas Wallace has also done well as he has gone from last to second position. Finley falls from 1st to 3rd following closely behind Thomas Wallace with a difference of one second. Kieran finishes in first place with a best lap time of 52.9 with only a 0.3 second difference in front of Thomas Wallace who finishes in second.

Heat 3
George Hannay starts off the race in first followed closely by Rio Le Conte. He manages to gain first place in the first lap and second place has been taken by Robin Jandu who started off in fifth position. Finley Ahmad-Hambling takes second position from Robin Jandu who falls to fourth position. Rio Le Conte remains comfortably in first with a two second gap between him and Finley Ahmad-Hambling. Finley chases Rio Le Conte for first place position but runs out of laps as the gap closes at a good rate. Rio Le Conte finishes in first position as chequered goes out.

Heat 4
Ollie Hill starts off the race in pole position followed by Thomas Wallace. Thomas manages to overtake Ollie Hill in the first lap and takes first. Kieran Ives goes up from fifth position to third by his second lap. Ives manages to take first place from Thomas Wallace in the battle for first place. Kieran Ives takes second place from Ollie Hill. Kieran Ives manages to take first place back from Thomas Wallace, and takes the win, followed by Wallace and John-Henry Hill.

Heat 5
Tom Jackson starts off the heat in first place. Adam Hayes takes first position in the first lap. Tom Jackson follows and closes in, the gap less than 0.3 seconds. Jackson manages to take over first place, followed closely by Adam Hayes. Tom Jackson maintains his position with a very close battle for first with Finley Ahmad-Hambling. Tom Jackson takes first place in the last lap and takes chequered.

Heat 6
Kieran Ives starts off the race in first position. Kieran Ives defends his first place position throughout the first two laps. Robin Jandu follows closely behind with a two second gap between them. George Hannay receives a penalty for front to rear quarter and Robin Jandu receives a penalty for advantage by contact. George Hannay takes second place with Kieran Ives comfortably in first place as the gap remains at 6 seconds between them. Kieran Ives finishes in first place.

Finals

B Final

Robin Jandu starts off the race in Pole position. Adam Hayes takes first position by the second lap followed by George Hannay only 0.3 seconds behind him as he closes in on the gap. Robin Jandu goes from pole to last place and then back up to third place. The battle for first remains close as the leaders remain within half a second of each other. Adam Hayes takes the win as the chequered flag drops.

A Final

Kieran Ives starts at pole position for the lights final. Thomas Wallace takes first position yet only half a second in front of Kieran Ives. Adam Hayes goes from seventh place to fourth by his third lap. Thomas Wallace defends his position by increasing the gap between himself and Kieran Ives to just under a second. Thomas Wallace increases the gap to over two seconds between himself and Kieran Ives as he takes the gets chequered flag, with Ives taking 2nd and Ahmad-Hambling rounding off the podium.

Results

B Final

1st – Adam Hayes
2nd – George Hannay
3rd – Robin Jandu

A Final

1st– Thomas Wallace
2nd– Kieran Ives
3rd – Finley Ahmad-Hambling

 

Junior Heavies

Heat 1
Francesca Roodhouse starts off the first heat of the day in pole position. Archie Elliott makes an impressive jump in the first few laps going from an initial 4th position to taking the lead from Francesca Woodhouse as she drops to fourth position. Mikey Gleeson follows suit by taking third place in the close pack of drivers. Archie Elliott races through the chequered flag with William Tidnam keeping close behind with only a 0.3 second gap between the two drivers.

Heat 2
Matteo Strathmann races through the start line in pole position. He is followed close behind by Alex Jay looking to overtake with only a 0.7 second gap between them despite starting in fourth place. The battle for first remains close between the two leaders as Matteo Strathmann defends his first-place position. Alex Jay increases the gap between himself and Rowan Vincent in third place with more than a five second gap between them after taking a clean sweep through the tricky corners of the track. The attempts to take first by Jay remain futile as he runs out of laps as Matteo Strathmann takes first as he passes through the finish line.

Heat 3
Daniel Garcia starts off the race in first place followed by Sebastian Chodyko in second. Alex Jay, despite starting in fourth place manages to take second place from Chodyko. Sebastian manages to gain back his place in second following Daniel Garcia with a 0.1 gap between them who manages to maintain his place in first. Sebastian soon catches up and manages to gain first place followed by Alex Jay with Matteo Strathmann battling for second. Matteo manages to gain three positions and finishes in second despite starting in fifth.

Heat 4
Archie Elliott gets pole position to start off the heat. He’s followed very closely with Peter Heelis closing in on the gap between them through the first few laps. Peter takes first position from Archie Elliot who falls to third place behind Luca Osborne who has gone from fourth to second. Archie Elliott takes second position from Luca Osborne. Archie went from first to third and after a couple of laps has managed to get his position back up to second with less than a second to Peter Heelis. Peter manages to finish the heat in first place as he crosses the finishing line.

Heat 5
Luca Osborne starts in first position. Francesca Roodhouse goes from fifth place to 3rd in the first lap with Luca Osborne and Taifan Squires holding their position in first and second place. Alex Lucas gains two positions and gains fourth position by his third lap. Luca Osborne finishes in first with Taifan Squires behind him with a 0.4 gap.

Heat 6
Mikey Gleeson starts off in pole followed by Thomas Atmaciyan who keep their positions consistent through the first two laps of the heat. Sebastian Chodyko takes second place and Matteo Strathmann follows him in to third place. Sebastian Chodyko manages to keep his position through the top straight and into Vale with Matteo Strathmann taking advantage of this move and moves into second position. Sebastian Chodyko finishes in first place at chequered.

Heat 7
Alex Jay starts in first position followed by Mikey Gleeson. The battle for first position remains close as the gap between them remains at 0.1 seconds. Daniel Garcia takes second position with only a half a second between the top three. Daniel Garcia takes the lead on lap three. The gap between the top three remains very close as they race for first. Daniel Garcia finishes in first place with Alex Jay finishing just 0.4 seconds behind.

Heat 8
Harvey Shelton starts off the heat in first place. Sebastian Chodyko takes the lead in the first lap followed by Daniel Garcia who remains 1.7 seconds behind him who has gone from fifth place to second. Daniel Garcia closes in on the gap between the two leaders and closes it down to 1.1. seconds between them. Sebastian Chodyko finishes in first place as chequered flag goes out.

Finals

C Final
Rowan Vincent starts off the C final in pole position. Harvey Shelton receives a penalty for advantage by contact. William Tidnam follows closely in second place with less than half a second gap between them. Alex Lucas quickly also receives a penalty for advantage by contact. William Tidnam takes first place as Rowan Vincent follows closely behind in a battle for first. Chequered goes out as William Tidnam takes the pole position.

B Final
Mikey Gleeson starts in pole position. Peter Heelis gets a bumping warning in an accidental advantage by contact. Red flags were drawn as an accident takes place at turn 1 as the rain begins to fall. Mikey Gleeson remains comfortable in first place as the racing resumes with Taifan Squires behind with a 5 second gap. Mikey Gleeson finishes the race in first place.

A Final
Sebastian Chodyko starts the last junior final in pole position. Archie Elliott takes second position in the second lap. Mikey Gleeson gains second place as he overtakes Archie Elliott after starting in sixth position. Sebastian Chodyko takes back the first position as he overtakes Mikey Gleeson with a substantial gap between them of over 5 seconds. Sebastian Chodyko manages to increase the gap between them to more than 6 seconds before he passes the chequered flag in first place.

Results

C Final

1st – William Tidnam
2nd – Rowan Vincent
3rd – Alex Lucas

B Final

1st – Mikey Gleeson
2nd – Luca Osborne
3rd – Peter Heeles

A Final

1st– Sebastian Chodyko
2nd– Mikey Gleeson
3rd– Archie Elliott

 

Junior RT8

Heat 1
Luke Roberts starts off the first Junior RT8 heat of the day in Pole position. Oliver Tipping remains in second place through the first four laps as Luke Roberts keeps his first-place position comfortably with over a four second gap between himself and Oliver Tipping. Luke Roberts finishes in first place at chequered.

Heat 2
Mark Martin starts off the heat in Pole position. Brendan Sathees is close behind with less than a 0.3 second gap between them. Brendan remains closely behind Mark Martin in second place. Ben Graham receives a penalty for out braking himself and making front to rear contact. Mark Martin crosses chequered and comes in first place with Brendan Sathees finishing very closely in second place.

Heat 3
Sam Attard starts the race in pole position. Ben Graham follows closely behind with less than a tenth of a second between them.  Graham takes the lead and Kieran Ives takes the second place. Mark Martin receives a penalty for front to rear advantage by contact. Kieran Ives takes the lead as Ben Graham follows behind. Ben Graham takes a second win by 0.7 seconds.

Final
The first senior final starts off with Luke Roberts in pole position. Ben Graham follows behind with just 0.1 seconds separating them. Oliver Tipping receives a black flag for major yellow offence. Luke Roberts remains in first place after extending the gap between them to over 1 seconds. Mark Martin follows behind Ben Graham with more than 3 seconds between them. Ben Graham finishes in first place after over taking Luke Roberts in the last lap.

Results

1st –  Ben Graham
2nd – Luke Roberts
3rd – Mark Martin

 

Senior Lights

Heat 1
Tom Nicoll had two false starts so the heat starts with a penalty. Jordan Bowley overtakes for first place with a 1.1 second gap between himself and Tom Nicoll. The gap widens as Jordan speeds up and the gap extends to 2 seconds between them. Jordan Bowley passes the chequered flag and takes first place.

Heat 2
Freddy Bragg starts off the race in second position. Andrew Graham follows closely behind with a 0.6 second gap between them. Jordan Bowley remains firmly in third place after gaining a position up from his original fourth place start. Jordan Bowley takes another leap onto second place followed by Evrim Guler. Freddy Bragg remains comfortably in first place as Jordan Bowley is at a 1.1 seconds gap from him. Freddy Bragg starts and finishes in pole position.

Heat 3
The race is initiated with a false start by Evrim Guler. Henry Jarrett takes first place by the second lap. Guler follows through with less than a second gap between them. Andrew Graham takes second place as Tom Nicoll follows due to Evrim Guler falling behind at fourth position. Andrew Graham takes the lead as Henry Jarrett falls to last place. Tom Nicoll follows Andrew Graham with 2.7 seconds gap between them. Andrew Graham goes through chequered and comes first in this heat.

Final
Andrew Graham starts the race in first position. Evrim Guler takes first position after the first lap with a gap of only 0.3 seconds between him and Andrew Graham. Evrim Guler remains in first position as he increases the gap between them to 1.4 seconds. Evrim Guler manages to increase the gap even further as he passes through the chequered flag and finishes in first place.

Results

1st – Evrim Guler
2nd – Andrew Graham
3rd – Tom Nicoll

 

Senior Heavies

Heat 1
George Watson starts off in pole position and manages to remain so throughout the first two laps of the heat. Malcolm Baker follows behind with just under 3 seconds gap between them. Mark Kearon takes the second position from Malcolm Baker. He remains 3 seconds behind George Watson. The race finishes with George Watson in first place with Mark Kearon following 3 seconds behind and finishing in second place.

Heat 2
Mark Kearon starts off the race in pole position. Stephen Harding follows in second place and then falls to fourth as Malcolm Baker takes second position and George Watson in third. George Watson takes second place and follows Mark Kearon with a 1 second gap between them. Stephen Debertrand has gone from fifth place to third following two seconds behind George Watson. Mark Kearon remains in the lead as he extends the distance between himself and George Watson to 1.3 seconds apart. Mark Kearon comes in first place closely followed by George Watson.

Heat 3
Adam Christopher started pole from Patrick Brown and Luke Charman. The top 3 all had a good start with Charman and Brown swapping down the top straight. Leigh Ebanks and Malcolm Baker were 3 tenths apart as the race reached its closing stages. Christopher finished 1st from Stephen Harding and Luke Charman, with Brown just missing out by 9 tenths.

Final
George Watson initiates the race with a false start. First place quickly goes to Luke Charman followed by a close second position by Stephen Harding. The gap extends to over five seconds between the first and second racers. The gap extends to 6 seconds as they go into the fourth lap. The gap goes on to 7 seconds long by the last lap and Luke Charman comes in first as the chequered flag comes out with Stephen Harding finishing 8.3 seconds behind.

Results

1st – Luke Charman

2nd – Stephen Harding

3rd – Mark Kearon