Preview: 2020 Archerville Classic

from Stuart Lee, LKC

The Launceston Kart Club this weekend will hold the States first Black Plate race meeting, the Cowbiz sponsored Archerville Classic.

With almost 100 entries received from karters from all over the state it’s the biggest race meeting to be held this year.

In a change to normal race programs, competitors will via for a black plate over 6 x 10 lap heats with the winner determined on points. Ten classes have been offered with KA3 Senior Medium attracting the largest field for the two day meeting.

This meeting is a lead up to the Tasmanian Championship on the weekend of November 28-29 with support from AWC Motorsport Academy and CS Pure Racing.

Cadet 9

The youngest of the competitors with ages from 7-10. The form driver looks to be Chad Edwards who has really stepped up in the past month, other in contention look to be Lucas Furphy and Cruz Kelly who has been doing plenty of laps lately.

Cadet 12

This one could be won by a number of drivers with Mitchell Conroy, George MacMillan and Emilie Williams all having claims. A large field of 13 have entered which is very promising for our state.

KA4 Junior Light

Another class that has a good field with a number of genuine podium chances, Elliot Bellars looks good on paper but will have some tough opposition from Denzil Sargant, Cooper Synfield and brother Jordan and Oliver Wickham.

KA4 Junior Heavy

Due to low numbers of KA3 Juniors in the state, Toby Callow and Harrison Sellars have both returned to the KA4 ranks and look likely to be the ones to beat with Patrick Johnston, Tabitha Ambrose and Jonathan Harris all in with a show as well to grab a black plate.

KA4 Masters

A small but classy field of gentleman races have entered the over 40’s class with Shane Burdon and Malcolm Watson likely to be at the pointy end along with Andrew Walter.

TaG Restricted Light

Another class that will be hard to pick a winner. Launceston’s Brodie Sward and Tim Piper will be hard to beat but will see some tough opposition from Hobart’s Nigel Hildyard and Zevie Eisentraut.

TaG Restricted Medium

A good field has entered medium with the winner likely to come from a number of drivers including Troy Sheahen, Brad Danrell, Daniel Hinds Scott Hildyard and Shane Stonehouse.

Tag Restricted Heavy

It’s good to see a field of heavy with eight entries. Allan Sheahen looks the man to beat, tho the returning James Pinfold may take it right up to him along with brother Garry and John Lee.

KA3 Senior Light

Ethan Wyllie may be the favourite on recent form but will not have it all his own way, with a number of challenges from Calvin Broad, Fletcher Bellars and Gemma Wyllie.

KA3 Senior Medium

The biggest field of the weekend and some might say the largest number of drivers that will think they will start favourite, a winner will come most likely from Mitchell Evans, Jonathan McDonald, Alastair Lee, Nathan Zuj, Campbell Logan and Jordan Distill, but don’t count out the entire field in this one.

Racing is held over both days with Qualifying and 3 heats on Saturday and a further 3 heats on Sunday.

A Full canteen facility is provided and spectators are free.

This is a covid safe event with 1000 spectators.

#34 Gemma Wyllie and #78 Calvin Broad
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