Darwin Club Championship, Round 3

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Once again under bright sunny skies the members of the Darwin Karting Association ripped it up around the Hidden Valley track on Sunday 21 June.

It was another great turn out, with 51 karts taking part in the action. Our new members got their first taste of the Track 4 configuration and found out why we all love the “big track”.

– Cadet 9 –

We have a race on. After the “veteran” Jordy Butler showed the field the way at our first round, fellow Kart Fun graduates Brody Ling and Sebastian Kimani lifted their game to challenge Jordy for the lead. In the end Jordy’s months of experience proved too strong and he clean swept 3 heats and the final. Pocket rocket Parker Watkinson greatly improved throughout the day on debut, dropping 5 seconds off his fastest lap.

1st – Jordy Butler
2nd – Brody Ling
3rd – Sebastian Kimani

– Cadet 12 –

The immensely competitive Cadet 12s put on another great show for the crowd, with some great battles both up and down the field. At the front Nathan Griffin stepped forward to take the win in 2 heats and the final, with Connor Kroonstuiver taking out the other heat. Noah Grosser was notable for his improvement but final result was hurt by a 10th place finish in Heat 2.

1st – Nathan Griffin
2nd – Connor Kroonstuiver
3rd – Dylan Ralph

– KA3 Junior –

The boys put on a great display all day, with only 0.394 seconds covering the entire field at the chequered flag for Heat 2. Aleeanz Voltz’s day was ruined by a flat battery at the start of Heat 3, upsetting his chance of taking out the day.


=1st – Shelby Eyles
=1st – Tyson Mattiazzo
2nd – Aleeanz Voltz

– KA4 Junior –

Quiet achiever Bodhi Stevens lead the way for most of the day, with a DNF in Heat 3 the only mark on his results. Alfie Bell will surely look forward to ripping up his P plate for now and starting closer to the front to continue his run of strong results.

1st – Bodhi Stevens
2nd – Will David
3rd – Benson Kimani

– TaG 125 Restricted –

Action packed are the first words that come to mind covering the Restricted racing for the day. With another strong field of 14 karts spread across the entire track it’s hard to know where to look at times. Matt Grant once again lead the field with a clean sweep of wins in the Light division. The battle of the Masters siblings started hotly but DNFs in Heat 3 and the Final ruined Montana’s day. New comer Robert MacDonald was quickly up to speed with a couple of 4th place finishes.

The medium weight racers also put on a fantastic show. Josh Dawes and Luke Milner had a great battle throughout the day, often swapping positions multiple times a lap, including an impressive run by Josh around the outside of the sweeper.

TaG 125 Restricted Light
1st – Matthew Grant
2nd – Joshua Masters
3rd – Bradley Bielefeld

TaG 125 Restricted Medium
1st – Wayne Bell
2nd – Jarrod Goldoni
3rd – Skip Hall

– TaG 125 –

Racing in our premier class never fails to disappoint, with a frantic pace set all day and some hotly contested battle packs. At the front Keelan Edwards and Chris Gatt were in a league of their own, with Keelan sweeping the day winning each Heat and the Final. Kin Lay returned for his first race of the year with some impressive speed after moving up from the Restricted Class. Jason Kroonstuiver and Tim Driscoll enjoyed mixing it up with their lighter competitors.

1st – Keelan Edwards
2nd – Chris Gatt
=3rd – Kin Lay
=3rd – Mathew Burns