Energy Corse Australia has had a breakout moment in their season with three state championships in a two-week period.
Kurtis Tennant in KA3 Senior and Ky Burke in KA4 Junior and KA3 Junior have taken home the titles in the states of Queensland and the Northern Territory. With these two up against some of the countries best, their racing weekends were full of hard racing and break through moment.
Tennant, in a field of some of the country’s best drivers, headed to a wet and wild Warwick Kart Club. Kurtis qualified in position nine overall and knew he had work to do if he was going to challenge for the coveted blue plate! Tennant put in a superb opening heat in wet conditions, making his way up to third spot by the finish and a consistent seventh spot in heat two, putting him out of position four for the third heat. Kurtis got a breath taking start in the third heat, moving to position one in the opening lap and battle with current Australian champion Jace Matthews at the front. Tennant was able to open margin and take the final heat victory by over three seconds!
Kurtis was out of position three for the all important final and looking for championship gold. Tennant made his way up to second spot on the opening lap and then made the move for the lead on lap two. Tennant was in a race long battle with Mathews but was able to open up margin late in the race and take out the Queensland Kart Championship!
Kurtis spoke of the great feeling of once again being a state champion! “The weekend didn’t quite start our way in qualifying. Heat two was a big turning point getting up to third spot and once the track was dry the Energy Corse kart was a dream. It was a great battle with Jace in the final but I was able to open up the margin slightly and take home an awesome win. It’s a great feeling to once again be a state champion and I can’t thank my family and Energy Corse Australia enough”.
Ky Burke headed across the border to the Northern Territory the following weekend doing double duties in the KA4 Junior and KA3 Junior categories. Ky started his weekend with a bang and took out a double pole position in both classes. Burke never looked back in the KA4 Junior class, taking five out of five race wins and took the all important state championship winning final by over four seconds.
Ky was challenged early in the weekend in KA3 Junior by rival Jack Webster. As the weekend went on though Burke was able to find his groove and take four out of the five races and the final by a massive five seconds. This completed a double state championship for the former national champion who spoke of how good it felt to have a double victory.
“It was an awesome weekend up in the Northern Territory for us running the two classes. To come away with nine wins out of a possible ten was a great result and both the Energy Corse Australia karts were on rails. I can’t thank my family enough for taking me to the championships and Energy Corse Australia for all of their help”.
Energy Corse Australia was once again on course in high numbers for the fourth round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship at the Emerald Kart Club. A full race report is to come on the Energy Corse team’s assault.