Chadd Moore took on the July round of the Eastern Lions Kart Club Championship over the weekend. Moore made the move from the KA4 Junior Heavy class mid-season, to take on the premier KA3 Junior class and is looking to set up a big 2022 season.
The DJM Race Engineering backed entry looked to Sunday morning qualifying to put himself in a strong position.
Moore hit a foggy, cold and slippery track to begin qualifying. In a high-quality field of Australian Kart Championship competitors, Moore put himself on the edge of the top five and right in the mid pack battle in lap speed. The Country Kart Spares backed entry came home in position six in qualifying, only half a second off the top two.
Chadd made a great start in the opening heat jumping up to fourth place. In a race long battle for fourth and fifth spot the Ausbuild Rural backed entry had a great race on his hands with improved lap speed. Moore came home in position five with an improved effort from his qualifying. With Chadd’s improved pace, he was confident heading into heat two and the rest of the weekend.
Moore achieved another strong start in heat two, jumping up to position four overall and looking to challenge. Unfortunately, the Stony Creek Go Kart backed entry was shuffled back in the mid race battle to position seven. Chadd made his way back into position six where he finished the second heat.
Out of position four for heat three, Moore was able to make his way into the top three of the start. With optimistic driving due to an incident in front of him, Chadd made his way into second position mid race. In a battle at the end of the heat, the DJM Race Engineering driver dropped a spot coming home in position three for the heat.
Moore was out of position five in the final and stayed in that position off the opening lap. In a fairly straight forward race the Country Kart Spares backed entry stayed in position five for the entire race and came home with a strong top five finish.
Chadd’s father Shane spoke post-race about his sons racing. “Chadd had an up and down weekend. We’re learning heaps everytime we hit the track and a third spot in heat three was a good result. We now look forward to Albury Wodonga Golden Power Series to hit the track again”.