DJM Race Engineering had a team of fifteen drivers take on the third round of the Golden Power Series over the weekend. Having either a victory or podium at every round so far, the team was looking to continue their strong series to date. Coming off strong victories at the Victoria Open and latest round of the Victorian Country Series the team was keen on more silverware.
Brett Jenkins and Jayden Wallis led the charge for the DJM Race Engineering team in their respective classes. Jenkins, racing in the Restricted Heavy class took pole position and a heat win on Saturday in a dominant day one performance. His third in heat two was his only thing stopping a perfect weekend, taking the remaining race victories resulting in his second round win of the series.
Wallis competing in the TAG Heavy category qualified in position four but once racing never missed the top two in any race. With a second and two wins in his three heats Wallis looked one of the main chances in the final. In what was a hot and fast pace final Wallis came home on the podium with a strong second place.
KA4 Junior Light had two DJM Racers with newly crowned Victorian champion Toby Dvorak and Nathan Emmins. Dvorak took a heat two win and battled inside the top five all weekend in some fast pace racing. Dvorak put himself on the podium in third position overall keeping his strong championship position. Nathan Emmins started outside the top twenty after qualifying in position twenty-eight. Other than one DNF, Emmins improved every race and came home with position seventeen in the final improving eleven spots from his qualifying position.
KA3 Senior Light had Bodhi Bright, Adam Campbell and Natasha Emmins all running under the DJM Race Engineering flag. Bright was strong all weekend taking two heat wins and a second for his three heat. In a hot paced and close race, Bright just missed the podium in position four, in another great haul of points for his championship. Campbell and Emmins chipped away all weekend looking towards the final. Campbell had his best result of the weekend coming home in position seven with Emmins making her way inside the top fifteen in position fourteen overall in a tough KA3 Senior Light class.
TAG 125 Light DJM Race Engineering had two class drivers in Isaac Woodhouse and Zane Bright. With many Australian Kart Championship competitors racing this weekend the class was ultra-competitive. Woodhouse ran as high as fourth in the heats but came home with a strong and fast sixth place, only a second and half off the winning driver. Bright ran inside the top twenty all weekend but had an unfortunate early end to his final due to a back issue he was having.
KA4 Junior Heavy had Jackson Stone and Harley Bright all racing under the DJM Race Engineering stable. Stone pushed up as high as twelfth and Bright up as high as sixteenth in the heats. Both drivers were having their first drive at the circuit and in the class making a steep mountain to climb. Both improving in times and set up all weekend came home in position sixteen and eighteen, grabbing great experience for the team.
The premier junior class had DJM Race Engineering flare in Chadd Moore and Jett Rendell, both looking to continue their improvement. Both drivers ran inside the top fifteen throughout the weekend. This class was another event that had a lot of Australian Kart Championship drivers practicing and making the racing ultra-competitive. Moore was best of the drivers coming home just outside the top ten in the final, in position twelve. Rendell missed the top fifteen but improved in speed all weekend coming home in position eighteen overall.
DJM Race Engineering’s final two drivers were Gustav Edgal in Cadet 12 and Braden Clark in KA3 Senior Medium. Edgal competed in the large thirty-nine driver Cadet 12 class. After qualifying position eighteen Edgal ran as high as eleventh in the third heat. A strong top fifteen was a great result for Edgal in the large field. Clark ran around the top five all weekend having his best result in the final. Clark set the fastest lap of the race and came home just off the podium in position four.
DJM Race Engineering owner Dylan McLellan was happy with another strong weekend of racing. “Its great to come away with another victory from Brett. We have been on the podium or won in a class in every round of the series. Jayden and Toby both had great finals and awesome to have them on the podium. The whole team is progressing and learning and I love being a part of their racing”.
DJM Race Engineering will be back at the track this weekend again at Eastern Lions for the Victorian Metro Series.