by Melissa Garland, CCSKC
The Central Coast Speedway Kart Club hosted the 2019 NSW State Speedway Go Kart Titles last weekend.
The event was planned to be a two-dayer, but after weather reports of possible thunder storms, Officials decided to run the last heat and Finals into the night, under lights, on Saturday the 16th. We had seven classes competing.
In Novice, Heat 1 was won by Central Coast local, Rebecca Garland. She then did it again in Heat 2. Then we saw Tyler Teodorovic take out Heat 3, and Isaac Hensby in Heat 4.
These heats determined starting positions for the Title race with our heat winners taking out the first three positions on the grid. But this race could belong to anyone. Most of the battle was for 1st and 2nd, which was determined when Rebecca and Tyler came up to lap traffic. Tyler was victorious.
NSW State Title Novice: 1st = Tyler Teodorovic #2, 2nd = Rebecca Garland #28, 3rd = Isaac Hensby #41, 4th = Aidan Cox #7, 5th = Logan Carter #58, 6th = Hayden Dicker #86, DNS = Seth Reed #46.
KT Standard Heavy
Our next class was the KT Standard Heavy field. Heat 1 we saw an impressive win by Tony Ball proving that experience matters. Heat 2 was won by Steve Hosie, our local club champ in this class. Heat 3 saw an increase in speed from the entire class and a win for Glen Tye. Heat 4 gave Steve Hosie another win.
The Title race had Steve Hosie, Daniel Selmes and Layne Stace in the first three grid positions based on their points in the heats. With only 6 out of the field of 9 finishing the race, we saw lots of smiles but also some disappointed faces, especially on our local champ Steve Hosie who experienced kart issues.
NSW State Title KT Standard Heavy: 1st = Daniel Selmes #10, 2nd = Layne Stace # 22, 3rd = Tony Ball #19, 4th = Andrew Matthews #20, 5th = Andrew Wood #88, 6th = Scott Matthews #18, DNF = Steve Hosie #9, Kane Marshall #8, Glen Tye #28.
Then came our always entertaining Rookies class. These pocket rockets put on quite a show with Blaxx Caton taking out Heat 1. Charlie Gutsch-Berry claimed Heat 2. Bailey Carter owned Heat 3 with Blaxx Caton taking out another in Heat 4. The heat points saw Charlie Gutsch-Berry, Bailey Carter and Joey Bissett in our first three grid positions for the final race and Title honours.
NSW State Title Rookies: 1st= Bailey Carter #58, 2nd= Charlie Gutsch-Berry, 3rd = Blaxx Caton, 4th = Joey Bissett, 5th = Dylan Kelly, 6th = Zane rainey, 7th = Brodie DeBone, 8th = Cameron Hedges, 9th = Jayden Genner.
KT Modified Light
Back to our seniors next for the KT Modified Light class. Each heat was won by a different driver. Heat 1 win was awarded to Nathan Thompson. Heat 2 owned by William Millerd-Stevens. Heat 3 won by Jack Selmes and Heat 4 to Tim Beattie. The first three grid positions for the Title race were earned by Nathan Thompson, Tim Beattie and William Millerd-Stevens.
NSW State Titles KT Modified Light: 1st = Nathan Thompson #35, 2nd = William Millerd-Stevens #5, 3rd = Jack Selmes #91, 4th = Timothy Beattie #41, 5th = Andrew Beattie #42, 6th = Sean Morley #6, 7th = Corey Schoenherr #15, DNS = Caitlin Genner #77.
The largest field of competitors for the day was the Juniors who gave us some nail biting racing. First up we saw Jarrod Garland start in pole position and remain there through many yellow flag restarts, taking out Heat 1. Taylor Blanch, starting in pole and remained there to do the same in Heat 2. Joel Buettel was our Heat 3 winner and Jac Laneyrie owned Heat 4.
As the heats showed, and quite a few DNFs mixed in during the heats as well, this Title could belong to any one of the 11 competitors. Points put Jac Laneyrie, Joel Buettel and Taylor Blanch in the top three grid positions for the Title race.
NSW State Titles Juniors: 1st = Jac Laneyrie #33, 2nd = Joel Buettel #29, 3rd = Jacob Hensby # 30, 4th = Luke Redding #85, 5th = Tyson Risbridger #10, 6th = Jarrod Garland #8, 7th = Riley Stewart #27, 8th = Leah Kelly #22, DNF = Taylor Blanch #2, Brayden Shute #59, Cameron Jones #76.
KT Modified Heavy
The KT Modified Heavy heats were dominated by Jack Black, winning 3 out of 4 heats. Andrew Walkerden was our other heat winner. After several DNS and DNF during the heats, points saw the Title race grid line up as Jack Black, Bradley Antsis and Toddy Maloney.
NSW State Titles KT Modified Heavy: 1st =Jack Black #3, 2nd = Andrew Walkerden #92, 3rd = Brad Antsis #84, 4th = Courtney Dormer #64, 5th = Peter Ellis #43, 6th = Todd Maloney #99, 7th = Darren Gosnell #58, 8th = Max Risbridger # 5, DNF = Tony Ball #19.
Pro Open Light
Pro Open Light were up next. Heat 1 was taken out by Gary Morris, then he did it again in Heat 2 and Heat 3. Newcomer to the class Nathan Thompson took out Heat 4. This smaller field had Gary Morris, Nathan Thompson and Steve Jones in the top three grid positions for the Titles.
NSW State Titles Pro Open Light: 1st = Gary Morris #26, 2nd = Steve Jones #74, 3rd = Nathan Thompson #55, DNF = Alan Llewellyn.
- Full results on speedhive HERE
- Our next wrap-up will be after the Central Coast Speedway Kart Club championship presentation on December 8.