Tasmanian Statewide Series, Round 2

by Stuart Lee

The Launceston Kart Club held the 2nd round of the Tasmanian Statewide Series over the weekend with support from event sponsor Ambulance Private.

With the track and club in great condition thanks to the hard working committee and members, the weekend saw some great racing in all classes in dry but cool conditions.

  • full results are on speedhive HERE
KA3 Senior Medium, Ellis Dickenson (95) ahead of Benjamin Popowski (51) and Kurtis Love (8) (pic – LD Photography)

Cadet 9

Cadet 9 saw a field of 8 greet the starter with the Wickham twins dicing out front all weekend. In the final Jordan defeated Oliver with George McMillan 3rd. Caleb McKenzie picked up best “P” plate driver of the day.

Oliver Wickham, 2nd in the Cadet 9 final (pic – LD Photography)

Cadet 12

Another good field with 9 starters. Toby Callow was the stand out with 2 heat wins and the final. Second on the day went to Elliot Bellars and Denzil Sargent 3rd. William O’Grady took home the best “P” plater award.

KA4 Junior

Perhaps this class had the best racing of the weekend, a good field of 12 with Fletcher Bellars, Ethan Wyllie, Evan Chivers and Tyson Phegan battling out front all day. At the end of the 21 lap final Bellars took the chequers with Chivers 2nd, Wyllie 3rd and Phegan 4th.  Mathew Peck picked up the best “P” plate drivers award.

Podium placegetters Ethan Wyllie (14) ahead of Evan Chivers (10), KA4 Junior (pic – LD Photography)

KA4 Masters

The ever consistent Johnathan Males took home another 1st place trophy when he dominated the Over 40s class. Males won the day with Andrew Walter 2nd and new comer Clint Pease 3rd. First of the drivers with the Yamaha J was Dwayne Mote.


Clint Pease (53) chases Andrew Walter (43), KA4 Masters (pic – LD Photography)

TaG Restricted Light

One of the popular wins over the weekend was Tim Piper’s victory in TaG restricted Light. The “PIE MAN” won the final from the improving Jonty Darcy with Hobart’s Nigel Hildyard 3rd. The unlucky stories of the day went to Calvin Broad and Brodie Sward who both failed to finish the final after some good heat racing.

TaG Restricted Medium

Daniel Hinds was the dominant driver over the weekend taking all before him winning all heats and the final. Second went to Shane Stonehouse with Declan Sherburd 3rd.

TaG R Light, Malcolm Watson (33), Leah Beechey (47) and Cameron Evans (pic – LD Photography)

KA4 Masters, Stephen Johnstone (7) and Kerry Beechey (31) (pic – LD Photography)

TaG Restricted Heavy

Another to take home all the wins was Launceston’s Caitlin Fitch after she dominated TaG Restricted Heavy for the second meeting in a row. Second went to Allan Sheahen and Shane Toon 3rd.

KA3 Medium

A good field of 12 in KA3 with Murray Dadson the standout. Dadson claimed two heat wins on his way to the final victory and was never really headed all weekend. Second went to Troy Stone aboard his CRG, 3rd to Kurtis Love and 4th to Hobart’s Lachlan Newman.

Jarden Distill (40), Murray Dadson (14) on the front row, KA3 Medium (pic – LD Photography)

TaG 125 Light

The final class was also the biggest, TaG 125 Light greeting the starter with a stella field. Launceston’s Lochie Dalton is in rare form at the moment and he took out the weekend’s racing with qualifying honours as well as all race wins. Second went to Tate Frost, 3rd to Jake Sale and 4th to Alastair Lee.

Lochie Dalton (45) and Tate Frost (62), TaG Light (pic – LD Photography)

The Launceston Kart Club’s next meeting is on Saturday July 7 with the time honoured KA3 Clubman Cup.