Ayrton Dalamaso went to the Canberra Mark Webber race circuit with one goal and one goal only, to become the Canberra Cup Champion.
Dalamaso like many different karters returned to the track to race for the first time in an extended period of time. The Haak Race Engine powered driver had great success at the circuit earlier in the season, taking home his second state championship and was looking for a similar result.
Dalamaso hit the track in wet conditions with worn down wets and had a trying day. Ayrton had many offs under tricky conditions and was happy to see the end of Friday and looked to Saturday morning qualifying.
The Evo kart driver hit the track on a partially wet circuit so a tough task was ahead of the young driver. Young Ayrton showed why he was a multiple time state champion and one of the best young drivers in the country setting strong pace and putting himself on pole positions for the heats. The team had a lot of confidence in their package and driver to grab a strong result.
Ayrton was looking to for a clean get away in heat one and that is what he got. The Haak Race Engines powered driver had Boston Gillanders and Liam Carr trying to make in roads in on the race leader. Dalamaso showed fast and consistent pace, building a strong lead throughout the race. Heat one went to young Ayrton by nearly three seconds, with the young drivers package right in the window.
Heat two was a similar affair with another strong start. The Evo Kart driver continued to improve pace and position taking the second heat by nearly five seconds, making him two from two.
Heat three was upon Ayrton and the young star made another clean get away and once again had Gillanders for company along with Corey Carson. Dalamaso pushed hard to open up the margin and gradually put margin on the rest of the field. The Haak Race Engines driver took his third race win of the weekend by nearly three seconds, continuing his dominate weekend.
Heat four and the aim was to make it four from four. Ayrton had another clean get away jumping into position one. Carson and Joel Lammers were hot on the heels of Dalamaso in the early stages. The Evo Kart driver got his head down and was once again able to pull away from the field and take another dominate race win.
The energy and kart setup were at a great level going into the final. Dalamaso was looking to take the clean sweep and once again led away the field in the final. The Haak Race Engines powered driver had company in the early stages when the race complexion changed dramatically. Ayrton was run off the circuit and dropped back to position seven with a damaged kart. In true grit and determination, the Evo Kart driver put his head down and tried to move forward. In hard to believe circumstances Ayrton made his way back into the top five and came home in position three in the final.
Due to these results Ayrton came home third in the final but took the honorable Canberra Cup trophy.
Young Dalamaso was over the moon with the weekend result. “My goal for the weekend was to get my name on the Canberra Cup Champion trophy. Some pretty special drivers have done that and I wanted to be one of them”.
Christie, Ayrton’s mother was so proud of her husband and son team. “Tough weather made for a pretty hectic weekend, but as always I’m super proud of Ayrton and his Dad”.
Dalamaso is looking to continue his strong season for the back end of the year.