Week Twenty Eight
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In the Practice 1 session, the junior category saw Jamie Warner claim the top spot with a lap time of 51.891 seconds, followed closely by James Finlay in 2nd place with a time of 52.054 seconds, and Charlie Bradburn in 3rd place with a time of 52.343 seconds. The competition was tight, with the top 9 junior drivers separated by only 1.067 seconds. In the cadet category, Adam Telford led the way with a lap time of 54.095 seconds, with Leger Dimitriou in 2nd place with a time of 54.268 seconds, and Sarah Telford in 3rd place with a time of 54.799 seconds.
In Practice 2, the junior category saw Finlay Dryburgh take the top position with a lap time of 52.218 seconds, followed closely by James Malcom in 2nd place with a time of 52.467 seconds, and Oliver Bush in 3rd place with a time of 52.478 seconds. The top 11 junior drivers were separated by just 1.000 second. In the cadet category, Josef Davies secured the fastest time with a lap of 53.762 seconds, with Caesar Chen in 2nd place with a time of 54.435 seconds, and Felix Sheldon Heywood in 3rd place with a time of 54.706 seconds.
During Heat 1, Jamie Warner continued to show his prowess, taking the lead in the junior category with a lap time of 51.756 seconds. Nicolai Eidsgaard secured 2nd place with a time of 52.294 seconds, and Oliver Bush finished in 3rd place with a time of 51.925 seconds. In the cadet category, Josef Davies maintained his strong form, taking the top spot with a lap time of 54.233 seconds. Adam Telford followed closely in 2nd place with a time of 54.360 seconds, and Felix Sheldon Heywood finished in 3rd place with a time of 54.293 seconds.
Heat 2 in the junior category saw James Malcom emerge victorious, taking the lead with a lap time of 52.358 seconds. Leo Edger secured 2nd place with a time of 52.347 seconds, and Harrison Bishop finished in 3rd place with a time of 52.229 seconds, with James winning the heat by 2.586 seconds. In the cadet category, Sebastian Mejer led the pack with a lap time of 54.762 seconds, with Olly Knox in 2nd place with a time of 54.559 seconds, and Sarah Telford in 3rd place with a time of 54.756 seconds.
Heat 3 in the junior category saw Lucas Masarati take the lead with a lap time of 52.881 seconds, followed by Archie Pratley in 2nd place with a time of 52.688 seconds, and Oliver Cunliffe in 3rd place with a time of 52.735 seconds. In the cadet category, Adam Telford continued his strong performance, finishing in 1st place with a lap time of 54.365 seconds. Josef Davies secured 2nd place with a time of 54.345 seconds, and Andrey Vasyukov finished in 3rd place with a time of 54.340 seconds. The top 4 cadet drivers were separated by only 0.713 seconds.
Heat 4 in the junior category saw Charlie Bradburn take the lead with a lap time of 52.059 seconds, with Jack Bromham in 2nd place with a time of 52.463 seconds, and James Finlay in 3rd place with a time of 51.929 seconds. Charlie dominated the heat, winning by 2.711 seconds. In the cadet category, Caesar Chen claimed the top spot with a lap time of 54.852 seconds, with Sarah Telford in 2nd place with a time of 55.094 seconds, and Arno Nurijanyan in 3rd place with a time of 55.908 seconds. Caesar secured a significant victory, winning by 4.428 seconds.
In the B Final, Joshua Cooper took 1st place in the junior category with a time of 52.514 seconds, followed by Finlay Dryburgh in 2nd place with a time of 52.611 seconds, and Callum Ince in 3rd place with a time of 52.704 seconds. In the cadet category, Felix Sheldon Heywood claimed victory with a time of 53.986 seconds, with Andrey Vasyukov in 2nd place with a time of 54.283 seconds, and Arno Nurijanyan in 3rd place with a time of 54.784 seconds.
In the A Final, Jamie Warner displayed his dominance, taking the lead in the junior category with a lap time of 51.658 seconds, followed by James Malcom in 2nd place with a time of 51.826 seconds, and Nicolai Eidsgaard in 3rd place with a time of 52.330 seconds. Jamie secured a commanding victory, winning by 4.699 seconds. In the cadet category, Josef Davies showcased an outstanding performance, claiming 1st place with a lap time of 53.100 seconds, followed by Adam Telford in 2nd place with a time of 54.384 seconds, and Caesar Chen in 3rd place with a time of 54.072 seconds. Josef won by a massive margin in the cadet category.
Junior Sprint League
In the Junior Sprint League, the practice session saw Jack Redfern emerge as the fastest driver, setting a best lap time of 51.181 seconds. Jamie Warner secured 2nd place with a lap time of 52.003 seconds, while Nicolai Eidsgaard finished in 3rd place with a best lap time of 52.077 seconds. The competition was close, with the top 7 drivers separated by only 1.085 seconds, each completing 11 laps.
Moving on to the race, Max Sheldon Heywood displayed a strong performance, overtaking Jack Redfern to take the lead on lap 6. Jack Redfern finished in 2nd place, trailing Max by 0.294 seconds. Nicolai Eidsgaard defended his position against David Szucs-farkas, securing 3rd place, with just 0.1000 of a second separating them at the finish line.
Jamie Warner encountered an early setback as he spun on lap 1, dropping from 1st to 10th position. However, he showcased incredible determination and skill, managing to make a fantastic comeback during the race and finishing in 5th position, just 3.167 seconds behind the eventual race winner.
Thursday Night League
Qualifying started with the track in wet conditions, however times started falling down with Barry Morris and Lee Schnitzler swapping fastest lap over and over again, on the last lap of qualifying Jamie Tilley Gooden had the fastest lap until Carl Stephens took it from him in the last second.
Qualifying finished with Carl Stephens on pole followed by Jamie Tilley Gooden , Barry Morris and Lee Schnitzler close behind.
The Race started with Barry, Lee and Jack Stewart going 3 wide into Turn 1 all somehow coming out without incident. Barry and Lee were then caught up in an incident at Turn 4 meaning they both lost out on a couple of seconds. Whilst all this was happening Carl was given free space to create a gap out in front. Lee managed to pull himself back to P3 by the end of lap1. As the race went on, the conditions improved and Jack Stewart found blinding pace setting the fastest lap by 1.5 seconds over James king. Carl Stephens managed to keep the lead for about 15 mins before Jack Stewart caught him up and proceeded to fly out in front. Barry Morris and Lee battled through out the race before Barry managed to pull away and onto the back of Carl and pass him with 2 laps to go claiming the 2nd spot on the podium. The top 3 stayed like that for the final 2 laps. Other noticeable performances came from Ashley Mayston-King and Paul Studd who battled nose to tail all race. The final podium stood as Jack Stewart, Barry Morris and Carl Stephens across the line!
After the top 3 changed multiple times during a rainy qualifying session, James King managed to get the top spot on the grid ready for the race, with Harry Asher in 2nd and Frederic Navarro in 3rd position. As the track dried up, the lap times slowly improved over the course of the race but due to some exceptional wet driving from all drivers adapting perfectly to the conditions, positions did not change much in the race, with the podium being the same as the top 3 on the grid, and all drivers managing to hold their own for the duration of the race.
On the 16th of July we welcomed back our InKart drivers for the fifth installment of their championship after a lengthy summer break after Round 4! Twenty-nine drivers came back to the circuit to contest for the championship on our National Circuit.
The heats process of the event could be considered as business as usual. with the title contenders in both categories priming their grid positions for the final races. One driver who was out of position was Jacob Csepreghi, who struggled slightly in the heats phase of the morning, meaning he would start the Junior A Final from eighth place.
The Cadet B Final was action packed to say the least! Notable moments are the battles between Teddy Mullan and newcomer Shaylan Sreekantan over third place, finishing just two tenths off each other! Etah Windson, George Wilamowski and Brandon Edwards also fought hard over the final points position, those three covered by just one point three seconds! It would be Tyler 'TJ' Rickard who would take victory by six seconds over Teddy in second, and Shayan in third on his debut!
The Junior B Final was led from start to finish by William Hayter, who put in a fantastic display of putting up with the pressure from Blye Gregory who came home in second, just four tenths off! Charley Murray would claim third place after a fantastic battle with Max Wilamowski.
The Cadet A Final saw championship leader Rayaan Malik fall down the order after a poor start and opening few corners, before producing some sublime overtakes that led to him being in first place and clear of the mayhem behind! James Devereux, Gillen Townsend, Caelen Keith and Lewis Bowey all fought valiantly for the podium places, but it would be James and Gillen who would join Rayaan Malik on the podium after brilliant displays of driving.
The Junior A Final is always feisty here at Daytona Milton Keynes, and this week was no different! The top seven drivers were separated by just one point seven seconds after sixteen laps of racing with all of their best laps between a fifty-eight point nine and fifty-nine point two! Jacob Csepreghi, who was out of position at the start, came through brilliantly to win the A Final by just point one nine five of a second over Louis Bishop who was just half a second in front of Charlie Csepreghi!
We have the season finale next Sunday (23rd July) and can't wait to see everyone. Congratulations to all of our podium winners.
Junior Sprint League
We welcome thirteen of our Junior Sprint League drivers back to the circuit for the fifth round of the series on the brilliant and technical 'Link-Back + Cliff-Drop" layout. The ten-minute qualifying session of course sets the grid for the twenty-minute race session. Joshua Heera lined up on pole with a time of a 1:23.446, alongside Callum Franklin in second, just three tenths behind.
The race swiftly began and the top three immediately managed to break free of the chasing pack, Callum Franklin, Joshua Heera and Charlie Cspreghi drove into the distance as Jacob Csepreghi, Luke Dunwell and Cooper West spent all race fighting over fourth position. However, when all was said and done, it was Callum Franklin who would go onto win the race by eight tenths of a second, over Charlie Csepreghi in second place, and Joshua Heera in third who unfortunately was not able to convert his brilliant pole position into a race win.
Inkart Round 4 started with a superb victory in the first heat from Junior championship leader Blake Southan. His main title rival, Samuel Aston, would be involved in a photo finish with Archie Gale, who returned to the championship after a strong showing on his Superchamps debut just a week before. Aston would get the better of Gale by just 8 hundredths of a second. The top 3 would be contested by the same faces into heat 2, however it would be Jacob Aston that took the victory this time by 6 seconds to Archie Gale behind him. Blake Southan would keep up his consistency with yet another top 3 finish. All of this was in the absence of Samuel Aston, who retired early after an incident in the opening laps, despite needing to retire he was okay and able to compete in the next.
The Cadet field was only just topped by Theo Thomas in the first heat, getting the better of Harvey Preen by just 2 tenths of a second at the line. In pursuit of an extension to his championship lead, Zayn Perry would manage third. His third was then backed up with a narrow victory in the second heat, winning by 2 tenths of a second to heat 1 winner Theo Thomas. Kye Turner was able to recover well to third after his championship progress had slowed slightly in a less than ideal heat 1.
Group 2 opened with a dominant victory by Noah Hobson, consolidating on his topping of practice in very impressive style. Joseph Smith started his day strongly by finishing in third, but it was Tom Justice who made good progress in pursuit of third in the championship by finishing in second. His progress would continue through a very mature victory in the second heat, which was affected by a very heavy shower towards the end of the race. With plenty of drivers tripping up on the changing racetrack, Ethan Guest and Noah Hobson would survive to finish second and third respectively.
A few of our cadets would be straight back onto the now drying circuit for the B final, which would be won by Zachary Smith. Zachary's average lap time was 1.2 seconds faster than anyone else on the circuit, a demonstration of his maturity in difficult circumstances. This is not to take anything away from Jayden Steatham, who put in very respectable consistency to finish in second place. Henry Gordon would hold on to finish third, a fantastic result for him.
Turning into spectators for the A Final, the cadets would watch Theo Thomas round out his already fantastic day with a win in the most important race of the day. He would finish comfortably ahead of Noah Hobson, who himself held off Kye Turner. Perhaps the most entertainment, however, to be had in the A Final was between the leading pair. Jacob Aston would show off incredible defensive skill to hold off a charging Archie Gale for virtually the entirety of the 13-lap race, Archie trying everything to get through but falling just a tenth of a second short at the line. Blake Southan showed why he was in the championship lead by making it a triple podium in the day.