Junior Top Guns Round 1

The 2019 karting season is under way and the opening round of Junior Top Guns at Oakleigh is in the books.

  • Lots of photos from last night are on the Pace Images Facebook HERE

The night attracted 104 entries, once again drivers coming from interstate (and NZ) to take part. We hear the mid-week practice day/night attracted more karts than what some clubs getting on a race day.

Despite a wet track in qualifying, the rain stayed away for the racing.

Cadet 12 winner Jake Santalucia leads Toby Dvorak and the rest of the pack
(pic – Pace Images)

KA4 Junior Heavy C&D
1 Riley Jabke
2 Liam Pollard
3 Billy Bishop

Cadet 9
1 Cooper Stapleton
2 Jensen Marold
3 Mathew Basso

Riley Jabke won KA4 Heavy C&D and placed 3rd in KA4 Jnr Heavy (pic – Pace Images)

KA4 Junior Light
1 Joe Fawcett
2 Marcus Pisani
3 Matthew Domaschenz


Cadet 12 C&D
1 Hunter Savatore
2 Anthony Alessi
3 Aydin Karadagli

Joe Fawcett, 1st KA4 Junior Light (pic – Pace Images)

KA4 Junior Heavy
1 Joel Johnson
2 Joshua D’Ambrosio
3 Riley Jabke

KA4 Junior Light C&D
1 Mason Kelly
2 Chloe Potter
3 Liamm O’Donnell

KA3 Junior hammer into turn 2, Final winner Matthew Hillyer (28) under fire from Jobe Stewart (pic – Pace Images)

KA3 Junior
1 Matthew Hillyer
2 Jobe Stewart
3 Bailey Collins

Cadet 12
1 Jake Santalucia
2 Toby Dvorak
3 Angus Hall


  • full results on speedhive HERE
All the way from Queensland, Nathan Brien, KA4 Jnr Light (pic – Pace Images)
From a weather perspective, the day didn’t start well. Bailey Collins splashes around Oakleigh (pic – Pace Images)
Drivers’ briefing (pic – Pace Images)
Highlight of the round – the battles in each race between Joel Johnson (5) and Joshua D’Ambrosio in KA4 Junior Heavy. Johnson won the Final on night 1 (pic – Pace Images)
The new Tony Kart EVO 950, suitable for the Cadet classes, is on display at the Tony Kart Australia truck (pic – ksn)