JSKC and FA Kart Dominate @ City of Melbourne

team report 13 August 2014

City of Melbourne Titles held at the Go Kart Club of Victoria Todd Rd normally attracts some of Australia’s best karters, this year was no different with near 300 entries across 13 classes. The JSKC FA Crew had the best weekend to date winning 6 classes and taking 9 podiums.

Above: Big trophy haul for the JSKC/FA Kart drivers on the weekend!
pic - JSKC

Junior Clubman
Saturday mornings Timed practise saw young Oscar Piastri put his FA TS30 on pole position. O’Keeffe and Fullwood both struggling for pace in the early morning session and Qualifying down the order. Piastri having a shocker in heat 1 being put into the kitty litter at turn 1, leaving the heat win open to Dylan O’Keeffe and Bryce Fullwood 2nd, unfortunately for Fullwood this was the only heat finish putting him off the back of the grid for the final. Piastri took out the second heat and the pre final and the all important final in a dominant performance. Fullwood coming from grid 16 to move up to 3rd on the second last lap with 5 karts going for 3rd position, although he was shuffled back to 4th.

Restricted 125cc Light
Mitchell Mackay bounced back in his new FA Victory chassis, having his first race meeting as a Senior, Mackay qualified himself on grid 3 before taking out all the heat wins, pre final and the all important final. Justin Carless was also in the top few all weekend, being positioned well in the final where he was pushed off the track whilst in 2nd on the last lap.

Kai Allen qualified his FA Rocky on grid 3, but was able to take out the first 2 heat races. Allen led every lap of the pre final but went wide at the double right hander up the hill to come home 2nd. Allen kept his composure in the final showing he is a little superstar by taking out the final after a very dicey last lap having to contend with lapped traffic.  

Junior Max
After a poor qualifying run Bryce Fullwood bounced back with a 3rd in the first heat, and taking the win in the next heat, pre final. Fullwood started the final from pole position and drove away from the pack in his FA Victory chassis to take the victory. Ryan Pike is a new comer to JMax and had a fantastic weekend hovering around the top 5 all weekend.

Restricted 125cc Heavy
The FA Pair of Peter Gigis and Ashley Seward qualified themselves on grids 3 and 4. Although Seward being a P Plater still had to start from the rear of grid for all races. Gigis fared well in the heat races with a string of 3rd place finishes, Seward was doing it the hard way from the back and was coming close to the top 5. With more laps in the final Seward was a threat, he took his FA all the way up to 2nd position with Gigis home in 3rd.

Clubman Light
It was none other than James Sera who set the track alight in Saturday mornings qualifying session taking pole. Sera also took the first 2 heat wins. The pre final was to be different with Sera in an altercation on lap 2 putting him in the grass and back to 9th, although he fought his way back up to 3rd. Starting out of grid 3 for the final and Sera went straight to the lead and was never headed winning by 6.5 seconds. Wayne Bourke made his way up to 3rd but was involved in a last lap incident trying to take 2nd.

JSKC new recruit Jordyn Sinni flew the FA flag proud aboard his FA Rocky kart in Rookies, Sinni only managed to qualify 5th in the early morning qualifying session and ran inside the top 5 in the heat racing. Sinni come home 3rd in the pre final giving him a great starting position for Sunday's final. Sinni went straight to the lead when 3 laps into the race a huge down poor of rain come, Jordyn showed his wet skills and went on to take an awesome win in extremely tricky conditions.

Junior National Light
Oscar Piastri qualified the number 81 FA Nordix on grid 2 in Saturday mornings qualifying session, although the heat racing was a mixed result with Piastri 3rd in the first heat, then 9th in the second. Piastri fought hard in the pre final but only managed 4th and with limited time to change the kart for the wet final, Oscar come home 5th.

TaG Light
Michael Carless put his FA Victory on the front row in Saturdays qualifying session. Carless taking the win in the first heat and the pre final giving himself the best starting position for the final. Unfortunately the rain struck and Carless was shuffled back at the start of the race, Carless fought his way back to 2nd position in the last few laps of the 16 lap journey.

  • A team photo gallery from the meeting can be found on the JSKC website HERE


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