Riley George took to the Eastern Lions Kart Club Club Championship over the weekend. Young Riley racing in the KA3 Senior Medium class, was looking to continue his strong championship assault and grab a strong result.
The Anarchy Kartsport powered driver while racing in the KA3 Senior Medium field was also on track with the Senior Light racers, meaning up to twenty karts on circuit. Riley was in for an exciting days racing.
George hit the track for qualifying on a wet surface, making it difficult conditions for all drivers. The Harcourts Choice sponsored entry was right in the battle for pole position, trading fastest times with fellow front runner Jensen Shearer. Riley put his Kosmic entry in second position overall only eight hundredths of second of Shearer in position one. With the combined field George setting the eleventh fastest time overall in a strong display.
George achieved a clean get away in heat one, moving up to ninth overall and second in his KA3 Senior Medium class. The Anarchy Kartsport powered entry continued to move forward and was able to make his way past Shearer in the middle stages. George came home in sixth place overall and with the heat win in his own class in a fantastic drive.
Confidence was high heading into heat two. With a fully dry track by heat two, George was up against it against his much lighter KA3 Senior Light competitors. The Paul’s Pantry IGA backed entry got another clean start and led his class from start to finish in a dominate display. Riley was able to take a second heat win by over four seconds off his nearest rival.
Heat three and George was looking to continue his strong run. During lap one his race come unstuck when a couple of KA3 Senior Light drivers came together in front of him, causing George to go to rear of field. The Anarchy Kartsport powered driver recovered for fourth position putting him still in with a strong chance in his final.
George was out of first in his class for the final but his rival Shearer was able to jump him off the start. The Harcourts Choice backed entry was in a race long battle with Shearer and had multiple attempts at passing for the lead. In a drag to the line George just missed out on the final win, coming home in second. Riley set the fastest lap of the race showing the pace he had to offer.
Riley will next take to the circuit for the fourth round of the Victorian Country Series at the Wimmera Kart Club.