Penultimate karting round delivers thrills
Saturday 1st September marked the beginning of spring, and what a fantastic day it was for racing. Karter’s from PE and George came through to compete with their Border rivals in the penultimate round of the 2018 Championship.
First up was the Cadet Class, where there is fierce rivalry between championship leader Caleb Odendaal and Myles Krause, with the two of them never more than a kart length from each other all day. The final result went Myles way, with Caleb in a close 2nd, and Grayson van Zummeren putting in a solid performance to claim 3rd place. Such was the quality of this encounter that Myles Krause and Caleb Odendaal were jointly awarded driver of the day. It is indeed refreshing to see the camaraderie between these two youngsters, which can so easily be marred in a competitive environment. We look forward to seeing great things from these future champions
Next was the 60cc Junior series where PE’s Kenzo Barnard put in a stellar drive to take the win, ahead of an ever improving Daniel van Zummeren, and Red Scholtz. Jordan van der Merwe ended up 4th.
The newly introduced 4 stroke invitational series was by far the most popular class of the day, with 15 entrants. This class is made up of a mix of competitors who are new to the sport and have graduated from the 4 stroke Academy, as well as some really well seasoned campaigners with a great deal of experience. It yielded some fantastic racing throughout the field, with the overall win going deservedly to Brady Choudree, ahead of Tristan Page and Warren Vosloo, who just pipped Cassidy Petzer for third place.
In class A of the Clubmans event, “old man” Neil Stephen managed to prove the old saying that experience and treachery trumps youth and enthusiasm, by winning the day ahead of the ever consistent Jared de Kock. In Class B the win went to PE’s Kenzo Barnard, who put in an impressive performance first time out in this class. Ryan Gudmanz and Kyle Heideman were 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The ultra-quick DD2 Class went the way of Geoff Stephen, with Brent Strydom taking 2nd overall after some titanic battles with both Jared de Kock (3rd) and Kevin Vosloo (4th), with the three of them wowing spectators with some classic overtaking moves.
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