Ashton Cattach continued his 2022 season of racing over the weekend at the Eastern Lions Kart Club. Cattach took place in the fourth round of the Golden Power Series and was looking to continue his championship assault in strong fashion.
Running under the Ringwood Kart Centre banner, Ashton was in for a thick and fast weekend of racing in the ultra-competitive KA3 Senior Light category.
Cattach hit the track earlier Saturday afternoon for qualifying and was looking to start his weekend with a bang! The Luscombe Automotive supported entry was pushing hard in the large field of twenty-six drivers to put in good lap times. Ashton put himself in the back end of the top ten and was continuing to try move his way up the field. Cattach put his kart in position eight for qualifying on the fourth row of the grid and only three tenths off pole position!
Heat one was later on Saturday afternoon and Ashton was looking for a positive start to racing. The Ringwood Kart Centre sponsored entry got a great start jumping up two spots on the opening lap and pushing the back of the top five. Cattach continued with his improved performance and was chasing hard after the top five! Ashton finished his opening heat of the weekend in sixth spot and was now looking to Sunday to move even further forward.
Sunday morning was Ashton’s second heat of the weekend and he was looking for a similar start to heat one. The Luscombe Automotive backed entry got an excellent start, moving up to sixth on the opening lap and being into the top five by the second lap. Cattach battled inside the top five as the race went on but dropped back to position six in the back end of the race. In another improvement from his starting position, Ashton crossed the line in sixth position putting himself out of position five for the third heat.
Cattach was now on the inside of the starting line but unfortunately dropped down a couple of spots in the opening lap of the final heat. The Ringwood Kart Centre supported entry stayed in seventh spot and was pushing hard to try and move forward. The racing was thick and fast on the edge of the top five and Ashton wasn’t able to make his way back forward into the top five. Cattach crossed the line in a credible eighth position and was starting the final out of sixth spot.
12 laps left for Cattach to finish his weekend off on a high. The Luscombe Automotive sponsored entry got a clean get away and was able to slot outside the top five off the start. Ashton raced as hard and fast as he could to try and go with the top five drivers and challenging for the higher place spot. In a consistent weekend full of good points for his championship, Cattach crossed the line in seventh position overall to finish the round!
Ashton’s mother Cin spoke post weekend on her son’s weekend of racing. “It was nice to race up the front and come away with a clean go kart. Ashton showed he could mix it with the best and we’re looking forward to a hopeful clean back end of 2022”.
Cattach will continue his Golden Power Series assault at the fifth round at the Rochester Kart Club in September.