by Kev ‘The Noise’ Davies
Warwick Kart Club hosted the 2nd round of the Triple Crown on the weekend. 105 entries were received for this event with 18 of them being a great turn out from the Queensland Vintage & Historic Kart Club.
- Full results from Warwick 4SS Triple Crown HERE
- Videos of the Finals are below. Heat racing videos are HERE
- LOTS of pics in several photo albums on Kev’s Facebook HERE
Let’s get straight to the action:
4SS Cadets were on track with the Cadet 12s. Samuel Piggott, sporting an unfamiliar number 75 for this weekend, was once again a stand out performer and took a clear win whilst also battling with the faster Cadet 12 two strokes. Zac Mason came home second after a good day of racing and 3rd place went to Annabel Kennedy. Zac & Annabel are both p-platers and are improving all the time.
The 4SS Juniors saw 12 Torini’s take to the track, and some outstanding performances from the p-platers in this one. First place was taken by the pocket rocket Kieran Stirling but it took a countback to do it as he and second place finisher Miles Bromley ended the day with the same points total. Just a further two points behind and the first p-plater coming third was William Carey. 4th place was another p-plater Mitch Rice finishing just ahead of the two local track favourites Sam & Jackson Greenhalgh, who finished just ahead of one of the pre race favourites, Jack Stimo Stimson who unfortunately had some bad luck through the day.
Moving onto the seniors, the 4SS Senior Medium saw a comfortable win for the driving with autism sponsored competitor Tim Baker. He led James Hogan over the line to get himself second and third was Harrison Arendt.
4SS Senior Light saw the return of Jack Munro, and what a return it was taking a convincing win ahead of Kevin Johnson. 3rd went to Casey le Garde, and just missing out on the podium was Harrison Conroy in 4th.
4SS Supermax Medium was also dominated by one driver, the #94 ofHayden Nissen with his dad Craig Nissen coming home second. Giving them a great battle all day was third place finisher Kevin Johnson. Vance le Garde came 4th and Ben Spalding 5th.
In the 4SSss Supermax Heavy class, the #51 of Riley Conroy took a great win, the hard charging Cooper Walvin was 2nd and then a tie on points between BJ Kennedy & Edward Arendt in 3rd & 4th respectively eventually saw BJ spraying the champagne on countback.
Moving on to the two stroke racing and the Cadet 9s have a newly crowned Queensland State Champion amongst them. That Queensland state Champion (Dima) took the win on the weekend ahead of his closest rival Gabriel Elkayam. The ever improving Brock Helm brought the #26 kart home in third.
The battle of the p-platers in that race was won by young Harry Beeton just beating Jagger Brophy on countback as they finished on the same points.
TaG Restricted Light was won by Robert Mortensen who did it with no Saturday practice. Peter Bossons was his closest rival in second and third went to Harrison Fox who is really getting to grips with the Sandy Creek Rraceway now. A word for Lucas O’Connor, the pre-race favourite who suffered all sorts of dramas. One of the most spectacular was a wheel coming off as he exited new Pub Corner sending it into a 720 spin!
On track with the TaG Restricted Lights were the TaG Restricted Masters and yet another newly crowned Queensland Kart Champion; and yet again the champion took the win! Justin Beeton it was and he beat Andrew Cain who came second and once again finishing on the same points David Bossons, but Dave was given third on the countback.
Cadet 12 were once again exciting to watch as Isaac McNeill managed the win this time. Cool hand Luke Trost came home second. The next three drivers – Jordan Sell, Patrick Buckley & Jackson Cooper – all finished on 22 points! It was that close all day with Jaxson Burns just one behind them on 23! So with the statisticians working overtime eventually Jordan Sell was given the final podium position whilst Patrick Buckley was 4th & Jackson Cooper 5th.
KA4 Junior was once again a super competitive class. Alice Buckley, the Castrol sponsored driver, finished up with a great win. Connor Peacock was the quickest kart all day with one heat win also but had to settle for 2nd place in a great showing. Third went to Beau Bromhead. A word for Bryce Lane in 5th, a real stand out performance as he gets faster & faster and is now knocking on the door of the podium positions.
Last but not least, the KA3 Junior class once again provided excellent racing and double duties saw Alice Buckley come home 4th in this one just behind Slade Orsmond in 3rd. The pirate, Coby Govoni, was once again on the pace, but they were all out gunned by the visiting Melbournian, Shamick Racing’s James Lodge who took the win.
The last word has to go to the Queensland Vintage & Historic Kart Club who had 18 karters attend the meeting showing off some magnificent machinery. Thanks to Lindsay Eames I even got to drive an F100 myself! Definitely a highlight of the weekend.
Next we move on to commentating the F100 finals in the UK on the 25th October, then commentating Dalby Noise Summer Series on the 31st October.
Then the big one – the Noisy Tour finale at Warwick Kart Club on the 7th and 8th of November.