Week Thirty One
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The final round of Inkart at Sandown Park provided thrilling action and remarkable performances. Let's dive into the details:
In the Cadet category, Josef Davies demonstrated his prowess with a lap time of 53.320s, securing the top position. Daniel Marutyak and Felix Sheldon Heywood followed with lap times of 53.546s and 54.048s, respectively. Among the Juniors, James Malcolm claimed the lead with an impressive lap time of 51.956s. Jack Bromham and Ollie Peters secured the 2nd and 3rd positions with lap times of 52.135s and 52.546s. James Malcolm stood out as the sole driver to break into the 51-second range.
Fabian Gandhok set a strong pace early on with low 54s lap times. Harrison Bishop executed a skillful overtaking maneuver on Archie Pratley into turn 3. David Szucs-farkas clinched the fastest lap of the day on the final lap. In the Cadet category, Fabian Gandhok secured the top position with a lap time of 53.952s. Zachary Bance and Ceasar Chen followed with lap times of 54.267s and 54.461s. Among the Juniors, David Szucs-farkas took the lead with a lap time of 51.977s. James Finlay and Harrison Bishop secured the 2nd and 3rd positions with lap times of 52.175s and 52.381s.
Josef Davies showcased a strong start, gaining a significant 1.8 seconds on the first lap. In the Cadet category, all drivers improved their lap times on the same lap (lap 5). Josef Davies secured the top spot with a lap time of 52.930s, followed by Ceasar Chen and Arno Nurijanyan. Among the Juniors, Luca Cook claimed the lead with a lap time of 51.917s. Oliver Bush and James Malcolm secured the 2nd and 3rd positions.
Daniel Marutyak made an impressive dive for the lead into turn 2. Robert Charles swiftly moved from 4th to 1st over two corners on lap 6. In the Cadet category, Daniel Marutyak led with a lap time of 53.533s. Fabian Gandhok and Felix Sheldon Heywood followed with lap times of 53.970s and 53.783s. Among the Juniors, Robert Charles secured the lead with a lap time of 52.200s. Jack Bromham and Max Miller secured the 2nd and 3rd positions.
Callum Ince impressively advanced from 4th to 2nd in the first corner of the first lap. In the Cadet category, Zachary Bance led with a lap time of 53.850s, followed by Josef Davies and Arno Nurijanyan. Among the Juniors, Charlie Bradburn claimed the lead with a lap time of 52.135s. James Malcolm and Callum Ince secured the 2nd and 3rd positions.
Max Miller showcased great defensive driving skills, while Adam Telford had a brilliant start to retain 1st place. In the Cadet category, Adam Telford led with a lap time of 54.510s. Fabian Gandhok and Felix Sheldon Heywood followed with lap times of 54.194s and 53.787s. Among the Juniors, Ollie Peters secured the lead with a lap time of 51.844s. Max Miller and James Finlay secured the 2nd and 3rd positions.
Stanley Williams executed strategic moves and defenses during lap 6. Leo Edger maintained consistent lap times within a 0.1-second range for 6 laps. In the Cadet category, Fabian Gandhok secured the top spot with a lap time of 54.075s, followed by Leger Dimitriou and Olly Knox. Among the Juniors, Leo Edger claimed the lead with a lap time of 52.797s. Stanley Williams and Harry Pickles secured the 2nd and 3rd positions.
Josef Davies displayed quick reactions to retain the 1st position. Charlie Bradburn and Jack Bromham posted impressive mid-51s lap times. In the Cadet category, Josef Davies led with a lap time of 52.963s, followed by Ceasar Chen and Zachary Bance. Among the Juniors, Charlie Bradburn secured the lead with a lap time of 51.691s. Jack Bromham and James Malcolm secured the 2nd and 3rd positions.
Junior Sprint League
Jack Redfern secured the top spot in practice/qualifying with a lap time of 51.776. Jonathan Fuchsel followed closely in 2nd place with a lap time of 51.868. Max Sheldon Heywood took the 3rd position with a lap time of 52.089. The top 5 drivers were separated by a mere 0.75 seconds in the qualifying session. The gap between the top 2 drivers, Jack Redfern and Jonathan Fuchsel, was impressively close at just 0.092 seconds.
In the race, Jack Redfern maintained his competitive form and clinched the victory with a lap time of 51.971. Jonathan Fuchsel showcased his skill and determination, securing the 2nd place finish with a slightly faster lap time of 51.732. Max Sheldon Heywood maintained a strong pace, securing the 3rd position with a lap time of 51.906.
Week Thirty One
Thursday Night League
Tonight’s Sodi sprint race got underway under a setting sun and Jack Harrison entered the race but was unable to be entered into the league results due to not meeting the minimum ballast rules, he was fastest in qualifying and also won the race on track however could not be classified due to his lightness.
It was therefore a battle tonight on the National circuit between Harry Asher and James King for pole position and it was Harry who managed it.
The race got underway with Harry and James trading places a few times having a very good battle on track, due to the shortness of the lap it was very busy with a 31 kart field but lapped karts were then having the be overtaken very quickly and this meant that gaps started to appear in the end, Harry Won the race with a 4 second margin to second place James King with Scott Taylor in third having qualified in 6th climbing the 2 places to get onto the podium. A few other noticeable good finishes from Ashley Mayston – King who finished in 6th and Jimi Holder was running around by himself with a gap behind and a gap ahead but brought the kart home into 7th place. The fastest lap and extra point went to James King with a 59:882 second lap time.
With Drop scores to be considered by James, Harry is starting to catch James in the standings.
Tonight’s DMAX Sprint Race fielded nineteen drivers onto the National layout of the track for our drivers to tackle. This layout often brings exciting racing by bunching the drivers up and increasing the likelihood of overtakes.
Qualifying was dominated by our usual title protagonists in Lee Schnitzler, Jack Stewart, and Carl Stephens separated by the tiniest of margins as we headed into the twenty minute race under the floodlights. From the moment the race began the top three began to pull away before Lee Schnitzler got in an unfortunate racing incident while negotiating a backmarker, this dropped him down into ninth position, and promoted James King up into the podium places! This incident also allowed Jack Stewart and Carl Stephens to pull away from the chasing back, and they fought tooth and nail, right to the final corner for victory! But it would be Carl Stephens that would take the race win by just one tenth of a second over Jack Stewart in second place! James King came home in third, bridging a slight gap to Scott Taylor in the end! Lee Schnitzler finished a disappointing fifth place, but did take the fastest lap so he will for sure take some pleasure from being the fastest man on the track!