DJM Race Engineering took a team of seven drivers to the third round of the Victorian Country Series. After a strong second round of the series with two strong wins, the team was looking to build on their result at the Portland round.
Under sunny conditions all weekend the team took to the track Saturday and Sunday for some great results. TAG 125 Heavy pilot Jayden Wallis took his second consecutive round win of the series. Wallis qualified on pole position and took a strong heat one victory. A coming together with former state champion Scott King put him down the order in heat two. In a strong fightback, Wallis was able to take out the final and the round win in convincing fashion.
Rusty Ponting took the previous round win in Cadet 12 and was looking for another strong result. Ponting qualified strongly and was in the top five front battle all weekend with some competitive racing. Rusty up against some of the best drivers in the country was able to come away with a strong podium place in position three, keeping his strong championship position.
KA3 Junior had drivers Fraser Carr and Jett Rendell competing in the twenty-kart field. Both Carr and Rendell qualified out of the top fifteen with both drivers looking to push through in the heats and final. Carr pushed forward in the heats, moving into fifteenth in heat one and twelfth in heat two. Fraser had his best result of the weekend coming home in position nine in the final. Rendell battled on the edge of the top fifteen for majority of the weekend and improved all weekend long. Jett came home in position nineteen overall in the final.
Liam Pollard ran in the competitive KA3 Senior Medium field. Pollard qualified outside the top ten but moved into the top ten for both opening heats. While running as high as sixth in the final, a mechanical issue put a halt to his charge coming home in position twelve overall in his final.
DJM Race Engineering’s final team members siblings Mia Mifsud in KA4 Junior Light and Xavier Mifsud in Cadet 9. Mia qualified in position seven overall but dropped back slightly in the heats coming home in position nine and ten respectively. Mia finished with his best result of the weekend in position eight overall in the final. Xavier qualified position seven overall but had an early set back in heat one with a DNF. A great fight back in heat two had him up into position five. Xavier had a great final coming home just outside the top five in position six in a strong result.
DJM Race Engineering owner Dylan McLellan was stoked with another great weekend. “The country series has been kind to us this year. A great round win by Jaydo (Jayden Wallis) and podium from Rusty against two of Australia’s best Cadet 12 karters. Both Mia and Xavier pushed the top five all weekend, Liam was on course for a strong result in Senior Medium and both Fraser and Jett improved all weekend. Hopefully we can make it three round wins in a row at Wimmera”.