Chadd Moore took to the third round of the Golden Power Series over the weekend with a new complexion. After completing the opening two rounds in the KA4 Junior Light class, Moore has moved up to the KA3 Junior premier class. Moore had his first shakedown at the Eastern Lions Kart Club a few weeks ago and was looking to the weekend to learn and improve in the competitive junior class.
Moore headed out for qualifying with a tough task ahead of him. With multiple interstate and local Victorian’s practicing for the nationals next month, Moore had experience and class knowledge up against him. Moore hovered around the back end of the top twenty, looking to improve times. The Country Kart Spares sponsored entry continued to improve time as the session went on, getting closer to the leading drivers. Chadd set a time fast enough for position nineteen in an improvement from practice.
Moore with a positive mindset, looked to get a clean get away and improve his nineteenth position. In a fast start the Metalstation Warragul backed entry jumped up seven spots in the opening lap, putting himself up to position twelve. Moore battled inside the top fifteen all race, with his fastest lap being nearly four tenths faster then his qualifying time, showing great improvement in set up and pace. The Stony Creek Go Kart sponsored entry came home in position thirteen in heat one with team happy with the improved result.
Moore got another excellent start in heat two, once again jumping inside the top fifteen. The Toolshed Noojee backed entry dropped just outside the top fifteen but again improved on lap speed continue Chadd’s improvement in the class. Position sixteen was another good result in heat two with Moore starting out of sixteenth for the third heat.
Moore got another smooth get away and made a spot up on the opening lap into position fifteen. The Country Kart Spares backed entry battled for position fifteen in the early to middle stages of the race, not quite showing the speed of his earlier races. In another strong racing performance Chadd worked his way up inside the top fifteen in position fourteen by race end, looking forward to the final.
Moore starting out of position sixteen, completed a sweep of excellent starts jumping up six spots in the opening lap. Moore inside the top ten put the head down in his Metalstation Warragul backed entry. In a hot paced final Moore dropped just outside the top ten coming home with his strongest result of the weekend in position twelve in a great display.
Chadd’s dad Shane was ecstatic with his son’s progress. “This year now is about learning in this class. I’m proud at how Chadd went and how he is looking forward to competing in the tough class of KA3 Junior. Massive thanks to 2wo7even Design for the awesome sticker kit”. Driver Chadd also noted how much fun he had in the new class. “It was a lot of fun, very intense and very daunting at the start. I’m looking forward to the great challenges ahead”.
Moore will next hit the track this weekend at the second round of the Victorian Metro Series again at the Eastern Lions Kart Club.