DJM Race Engineering went to the second round of the Golden Power Series looking to continue their good start to the series. Taking out a round win and podiums at the opening round of the series, the team was looking to make a statement in the championship. With over fifteen drivers taking to the track for the team it was going to be a busy weekend ahead.
Due to the poor conditions on Sunday racing the meeting was called at only 50% completion so each driver had to make their opening two heats count.
Bodhi Bright lead the charge in the KA3 Senior Light ranks coming home with a strong podium finish in second place. Bright showed strong pace in both races coming home with a second in heat one and fourth in heat two with consistent results resulting in a podium finish.
DJM second KA3 Senior driver Adam Campbell came home with top ten finishes in both races putting him in seventh position overall, one of Adam’s best finishes in the championship over the years.
Natasha Emmins had a challenging weekend finishing eighteenth overall after tough races in both conditions.
Jayden Wallis took home his first podium finish of the championship, in position three. Wallis was in a fierce battle over the weekend with Thomas Hughes, Dylan Collett and Peter Cocca. A strong second place in the opening heat and fourth place in the second heat was enough to put Wallis over for a strong podium position and a great spot in the overall championship.
Zane Bright and Isaac Woodhouse represented the DJM Race Engineering team in the ultra-competitive TAG 125 Light. Both drivers had strong pace in both conditions consistently running in the top ten of the class. Bright after a couple of strong heats finished in position seven overall adding more crucial points to his championship assault. Woodhouse finished just behind his DJM stable mate in position eight continuing more strong points for the championship.
KA4 Junior Heavy was represented by DJM Race Engineering drivers Harley Bright and Jett Rendell for the weekend. Rendell put a strong top ten finish in position nine in heat one with Harley Bright coming home just outside the top ten in position thirteen. Bright fought back in heat two to finish in the top ten. Both drivers just finished outside the top ten overall with Rendell in position eleven and Bright in position twelve.
Five drivers took to the track in the KA4 Junior Light field in Toby Dvorak, Mia Mifsud, Nathan Emmins, Chadd Moore and Jackson Stone. Dvorak led the charge for the team showing great pace in both wet and dry conditions. Dvorak just missed the podium, finishing in position four overall with more strong points towards the championship. Chadd Moore and Nathan Emmins showed great improvement throughout the weekend coming home in thirteenth and sixteenth overall with points towards their championship. Jackson Stone and Mia Mifsud came home in position thirty and thirty-three respectively, struggling with their pace and having bad luck over the weekend.
Xavier Mifsud and Gustav Edgal represented the DJM team in the Cadet 9 and Cadet 12 ranks. Xavier Mifsud had two strong top ten finishes with a tenth in heat one and an improving seventh overall in heat 2. Mifsud come home in a strong ninth overall. Gustav Edgal qualified in position nineteen overall but improved in his heat races to come home with finishes of position six and ten in the split division cadet 12. On points Edgal came home with fifteenth overall for the round continuing his strong progression.
Brett Jenkins was the final competitor for the DJM Race Engineering team in the restricted heavy class. Jenkin leading the championship into the round qualified on the front row of the grid for the heats. Jenkin crossed the line first in heat one but due to a starting infringement was classified in position eleven. Jenkin was involved in an incident of the start of the second heat going back to the rear of field. Setting the fastest lap on the way Jenkins fought back to top five finish in fifth to finish the weekend on a high.
DJM Race Engineering owner Dylan McLellan noted it was a strange weekend with some good results. “Strange weekend this one. This is the earliest I’ve left a go kart track in a long time” Joked McLellan.
“It was great to see Bodhi and Jaydo come away with podium finishes. We had a couple of other drivers with strong pace but things just not going our way”.
DJM Race Engineering will next be at the track this weekend at the Go Kart Club of Victoria Club day.