C & D Grade Titles

Local member Bailey Collins pulled off victory in both KA4 Junior classes at the Gippsland Go Kart Club’s annual Australasian C & D Grade Title meeting last weekend. While he largely dominated the results in the Light class, it was a different matter in Heavy.

With threatening weather forecast for the weekend, an influx of late entries didn’t happen. However, the rain held off allowing dry, fast racing in all classes for the 62 entrants who did support the event.

  • More photos are on the club’s Facebook page – Saturday pics HERE, Sunday pics HERE
Bailey Collins enjoyed two wins and a lap record (pic – Steve Dansie)

report with assistance from Shannon Bright

KA4 Junior Light

Local driver Bailey Collins showed his speed, class & local knowledge to put on a superb driving exhibition, qualifying fastest and winning all but one of the races, Nigel Laity getting up for the win in heat 2. Collins also re-set the lap record on the last lap of the final with time of 30.086.

KA4 Junior Light podium (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cadet 9

Seven drivers took to the grid in this class with five of them being new to racing “P” plate drivers for the weekend of racing. Young Cadel Ambrose showed his class taking a clean sweep of qualifying & all the races.

Cadet 9 podium (pic – Steve Dansie)
Cadel Ambrose, 1st Cadet 9 (pic – Steve Dansie)



TaG 125 Restricted Light

Close spirited racing over the weekend saw multiple winners over the heats & finals with Brooke Buckingham taking out the final. Out of a field of ten drivers to compete five “P” plate drivers took to the grid for the weekend of racing. Top P-Plater was Lachlan Vandermeer in fourth, having earlier qualified P2 to pole sitter Liam Hunter.

TaG R Light podium (pic – Steve Dansie)
1st in TaG R Light Brooke Buckingham leads Joshua Sarton and Dayne Warren (57) (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA4 Junior Heavy

This was possibly the closest class for the weekend with only 8 one hundredths of a second separating first to fourth in qualifying. There was some very close hard-fought racing between the first three, local Bodhi Bright winning  the opening two heats (after qualifying pole) before Bailey Collins took out the pre-final and final.

KA4 Junior Heavy podium (pic – Steve Dansie)
Bodhi Bright ahead of Billy Bishop and  class winner Bailey Collins, KA4 Junior Heavy (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cadet 12

Fourteen drivers took to the grid in Cadet 12 with young Owen kemp putting on a solid display of driving (pole, win and a second in the heats) before kart contact in heat three resulted in a bent chassis and an early finish to his weekend. Marcus Pisani then went on to take victory with smooth clean driving.

Cadet 12 podium (pic – Steve Dansie)
Cadet 12, Marcus Pisani leads Harrison Ludlow and Chloe Potter (pic – Steve Dansie)

KA3 Senior Light

Four drivers put on a great show with fast close racing however Joel Macpherson, fresh from victory at club day the weekend prior, proved too strong taking victory in all heats & the final.

KA3 Senior Light podium (pic – Steve Dansie)
Joel Macpherson, 1st KA3 Light (pic – Steve Dansie)

TaG 125 Restricted Medium

The big boys really enjoyed driving their toys over the weekend with battles throughout the field. Layne Siekman proved too strong however with victory in all races bar the pre-final, which went to Travis Chapman.


TaG R Medium podium (pic – Steve Dansie)
TaG R Medium, Layne Siekman leads Ben Wilson, Travis Chapman and Steve Rubinic (14) (pic – Steve Dansie)
Ethan Warren, KA3 Light (pic – Steve Dansie)
Ben Chapman ahead of KA4 Light winner Joel MacPherson (pic – Steve Dansie)
Josh Sarton’s TaG R Light springs a leak! (pic – Steve Dansie)
Benjamin Bizzarri beached on the berm (pic – Steve Dansie)
Lachlan Vandermeer leads Dayne Warren and the rest of the TaG R Lights (pic – Steve Dansie)
James Lodge was best placed P-Plater in Cadet 12, 4th in the final (pic – Steve Dansie)
KA4 Junior Heavy, Zane Bright (8) and Max Fahey do battle (pic – Steve Dansie)
Cadet weigh-in (pic – Steve Dansie)
Logan Dixon (64) and Scott McEachran, KA4 Junior Light (pic – Steve Dansie)
Nate Young takes up a littel more track than expected – Charlee Zammit (19) and Harrison Martin (88) look for a way around. (pic – Steve Dansie)