by Kev ‘The Noise’ Davies
Round two of The Noise Summer Series at Dalby Kart Club was run on the weekend!
It was a fabulous day/night of karting at one of the few facilities in the country with lights.
Seventy-four karters have contested the two rounds of of the Noisy Summer Series so far in what has proved a big winner with country karters.
The first thing to point out is that even though Kev ‘the noise’ Davies was aboard a weapon of a TaG Open kart in the Ladies race, prepared by his Tompson Kart Supplies race team, he still couldn’t get the win! Kev came home second by a few thousandths of a second to the factory 22 kart of Julie Andrews. In a post race interview crew chief to The Noise (Michael Thompson) said “he’s sacked” lol.
Thanks to all my sponsors: video pro for making me look fast, hungry jacks for the nice burger and coffee club for the nice latte lol
On to the racing proper:
Buddy ‘the rockstar’ Lowery has jumped into a 33 point lead over Lucas Welke then just 13 points separate the next 4 drivers battling for third in the series. Aston Whitbred leads the chase just ahead of Christian Coonan, followed by Freddy junior Shepherd who is just a point ahead of Charlie Theobold.
Lachlan Hudson has a slender lead of 23 points over young Daniel Betts with Harrison Gilbert trailing behind in third having missed round 2.
Lucas Bliesner leads Abby McDonald By 37 points going into the third and final round, but it’s below them where it gets tight. Just two points separate Stephanie Dyke & Alex Casey and they are only 13 points behind McDonald. Just behind the chasing pack is Lilly Shepherd on 128 points.
The Teenagers are giving us a cracker series so far and Kyle Knox, Thomas Bradley & Jackson Whenham were having a great battle whilst Hollie Evans tried to stay with the flying front three. If it wasn’t for a dnf in heat 2 of round 1, Nick Zimmerman would still be right up there on points, but he is now 20 points behind Isaac Bliesner who in turn is 12 points behind Bailey Leeson. But this one is all to play for still!
The 4-strokes once again didn’t let us down. One of the pre-race favourites, Rob Carroll, unfortunately had an excursion into the tyres leaving the kart sidelined for the rest of the night. That left Craig Taylor to fight out the podium spot with the super quick Tony Dobson. Craig now has a big lead on the series with Tony assuming second on points and Ken Coonan has a good round jumping into third in the series chasing a trophy. A good haul of points for Jason Symes sees him jump into 5th just behind Rob Carroll in 4th.
Craig Taylor is once again absolutely unstoppable in this one; he has a 100% record and no one looks like like catching him yet. Julie Andrews is still holding second in the series even with a couple of DNFs. The chasing pack now includes Tom Darlington, Nathan Winning, Chris Gilbert, Liam Hinschen and Wayne Gilby. It’s certainly heating up for the podium positions!
Currently leading the points is young Elliot Thompson, but after winning round 2, the in-form Terry Graham is now only 21 points behind! Chasing hard in third is another in-form youngster, James Evans. Behind James, Graham Hardy & Wes Whitbred are on the hunt.
It couldn’t get much closer at the top in this one and our favourite pie eaters have absolutely lit up the Yumborra Raceway track! Every race has been excitement to the last corner of the last lap and Joshua Betts ( Prince Albert) takes a very slender 4 point lead into the final round in a months time. Showbag (Scott Hudson) now looks comfortable in third. Hoping for a miracle so that they can get on the podium are fast Freddy Shepherd & el-presidentee Tim Bliesner.
Bring on round 3 – it’s going to an absolute cracker!
Results from the round are included in the progressive series points below: