by Kev “The Noise” Davies
The Junior Top Guns at Warwick last weekend had over $25,000 worth of prizes given out & 149 entries received. It was an amazing weekend – the racing was amazing! The atmosphere electric! Action packed is an understatement!
The 4SS Cadet of Maxwell Padilha had a blast chasing the 2-strokes around, and he was out with the Cadet 9p & 12p racers. In the 9p battle, Jamie Cragg eventually took 3rd place behind Zander Watts. The win went to the flying #77 of Nicholas Moran.
In the Cadet 12p class Marcus Lio beat brother Bryce Lio into 3rd place and in front of them was Jagger Brophy in 2nd. But is was a clean sweep of wins that took Lachlan Hennock to 1st place.
In the Cadet 9s some intense battles saw SHAKE-N-BLAKE Haigh come home 5th behind Roman Krutil in 4th. The podium position went to Riley Curtis in 3rd and the ever improving Gabriel Elkayam in 2nd. Another clean sweep in this class to Alaster Flack to bring home the win.
Cadet 12 a saw Sebastian Bennett take a great 3rd place behind James Cittolin in 2nd and a really hard fought win went to Armand Hamilton.
We were ready to rumble, and rumble they did! The 4SS Juniors again were a highlight with some tremendous action. Jordan Briggs finished 3rd behind Finn Woodley, and a fantastic win went to Jackson Greenhalgh.
KA4 Juniors were once again one of the biggest fields with 17 drivers competing. Luke Rinaldi got himself a podium position with some great driving for 3rd. In second was the Lismore rocket Kayden Thompson, and the win went Isaac McNeill! Luke Trost won the final but it wasn’t quite enough to get him onto the podium.
The elite KA2 Juniors were on show here this weekend and what a performance from the Kart Republic driver Zane Rinaldi to take the win. In second place was Carter Mobbs in fine form as usual then finishing 3rd was Elliot Cleary equal on points with the Ormeau flyer Welzie, getting on countback.
Another big field in the KA3 Juniors with 16 drivers contesting. Slados (Slade Orsmond) got a brilliant win with Elliot Cleary on the podium once again this time in second with Sebastian Tupackovski finishing 3rd in his return to racing proper.
TaG Heavy was dominated by the Japanese Samurai Jumpei Morita finishing ahead of Andrew Gilliam.
KA3 Senior was dominated by Jace Mathews getting a clean sweep of victories. In second place was Keegan Frazer with 3rd going to Lachlan Cowie.
In the 4SS Seniors – first of all the Supermaxx class saw James Hogan beat Tim Hinwood. Tim Baker was once again present in the Medium class Club Maxx. The Clubmaxx Lights saw Mitch Rice take a great victory ahead of Casey le Garde with Samuel Greenhalgh getting 3rd.
The famous Pie Eaters (TaG Restricted Medium) saw Paul Flynn in 4th just behind Terry Ayres on the podium in 3rd. Reece Forester made a great debut to come second and the win went, once again, to Jeremy Knight!
Brilliant racing once again from the Old Buggers (TaG Restricted Masters) with 5th place going to the technical director (Terry Grant) behind El-Presidente (Tim Bliesner) who in turn finished behind the plumber (Bill Miller).
The international driver team Gavarni’s Gaven Whitmore was second behind the crowd favourite Rodney (Rudy Farkas).
The last dance on track was left to the Midgets (TaG Restricted Light) and when the lights went out, they went for it! Daniel Brown got a cracking 3rd place behind the ever present BOSSO (Peter Bossons). Winner winner chicken dinner, in his second class for the weekend, was Keegan Fraser.
Another fabulous effort from Warwick Kart Club with the committee doing a fantastic job with a great bunch of volunteers! Canteen yet again on form with a big feed Friday and Saturday nights and the EMT staff only called into action twice with minor scrapes.
Now The Noise moves into Dalby on Saturday night and the AusKart racing the next day (Sunday).