As always a big thank you to all our competitors as well as parents and supporters! It was touch and go with the weather but we’re glad we were able to fit the racing in and what a race event it was!
Cadets 5 lap qualifying saw the in form trio of Luke Wilson, Ellie Wilson and Daniel Sullivan take out the top 3. Luke Wilson took pole with a time of 48.154. Race 1 would see no change in the top 3 order. Luke Wilson & Ellie Wilson broke away from the main pack to comfortably finish 1st and 2nd. Daniel Sullivan would hold off a late charge by Dylan Kammerlocher to claim 3rd! Race 2 will be one for the history books. A chook lotto draw saw the grid mixed up. Luke Wilson would start 4th, Ellie Wilson 3rd, Daniel Sullivan 2nd and Dylan Kammerlocher 1st. This quadruplet would run nose to tail in a train formation for the whole race. The racing was hard and fair with everyone trying to gain an advantage on their fellow competitor whilst simultaneously showing respect for their compatriot. Dylan Kammerlocher would show everyone he has nerves of steel as he didn’t succumb to the pressure of the 3 drivers behind taking out the top spot followed by Daniel Sullivan in a close 2nd and Ellie Wilson hot on the heels in 3rd. All drivers should be applauded for their behavior on track! Race 3 would allow Luke Wilson to flex his muscle as he led from pole and put a sizeable gap of just under 4 seconds to 2nd place Ellie Wilson, Daniel Sullivan made his way up to 3rd place but it was deemed he made unfair contact when passing for the position and was relegated to 4th with Dylan Kammerlocher moving up to claim 3rd.
The overall standings from the day for Cadet class
- Luke Wilson
- Ellie Wilson
- Dylan Kammerlocher
Dylan Kammerlocher with a strong showing
Ellie Wilson focusing on leader Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson was solid all day
Juniors 5 lap Qualifying saw Carter Skewes and Luc Jacobson reignite there Round 1 battle coming in 1st and 2nd respectively with just 7 one hundredths between them. It was awesome to see Dylan Hughes round out the top 3, just narrowly missing Luc Jacobsens time by one tenth! Race 1 saw Carter Skewes and Luc Jacobson hold onto their positions with a tight finish. Luc finishing behind Carter with a gap of 4 one hundredths. Jude Livermore came from 5th to grab the final spot on the podium! Race 2 and things wouldn’t change too much on the podium. Luc Jacobsen would just edge out Carter Skewes for the podium. Jude Livermore ran a lonely race in 3rd with a 6 second gap to 2nd and a 6 second gap to 4th behind him. Race 3 and Carter Skewes put his head down to put a comfy buffer between himself and 2nd place Luc Jacobsen, Luc narrowly edged out Liam Hayward who claimed 3rd.
The overall standings from the day for Junior class
- Carter Skewes
- Luc Jacobsen
- Jude Livermore
Jude Livermore running a lonely race in 3rd
Luc Jacobsen with Carter Skewes in tow
Carter Skewes commanding a convincing lead
Opens 5 lap Qualifying saw Liam Hydes take pole with a 40.417. Clocking a time of 40.877 Liams Dad, Clayton commandeered 2nd making the front row a family affair. Brodie Smith rounded out the top 3. Unfortunately for the Hydes family a penalty of Qualifying times being forfeited was applied after both missed the initial drivers briefing. This would see both Liam & Clayton moved to the back of the grid and Brodie Smith, Tom Gittings and Alex Jacovides being moved up to the top 3 spots for Race 1. Alex Jacovides wasted no time in moving up the field passing Brodie Smith in the early laps. Ben Hoffman came from 4th to snatch 2nd from Brodie who held off the rest of the field for 3rd. Liam Hydes moved up 8 spots from last to finish 7th in what was an impressive drive from the back of the grid. Race 2 had all the action, Lachlan Powell took advantage of the chook lotto draw to put a nice buffer between himself in 1st place and Liam Hydes in 2nd. Liam was zooming through the field and was hot on the heels of Alex Jacovides to take advantage of a Alex and Brodie Smith brouhaha that happened mid race. Alex Jacovides managed to recover and hold onto 3rd. Race 3 and Alex Jacovides would take inspiration from Carter Skewes final race in the Juniors by putting on a 3.3 second lead over Liam Hydes in 2nd. Liam would manage to have a nice buffer between himself and Lachlan Powell who would claim 3rd. Funnily enough this would also represent the order of the overall standings for the day!
The overall standings from the day for Opens class
- Alex Jacovides
- Liam Hydes
- Lachlan Powell
Lachlan Powell soaking in the clean air out front
Liam Hydes didn’t let a penalty get him down!
Alex Jacovides was in fine form all morning!
Keep an eye out for a future post with more photos from the event! Thanks and don’t forget to book your spot for our next Race Event which is on the 15th of November