Ashton Cattach returned to the Eastern Lions Kart Club for the July round of the club championship. Cattach was coming off a strong podium result at the June club meet and was looking to continue his good results.
Ashton, after spending a full day of practicing Saturday, was keen to hit the track Sunday morning for qualifying. Cattach hit the track Sunday morning and was using his opening few laps to get his eye in. The Ringwood Kart Centre supported entry made his way quickly into the top three and was chopping and changing positions each lap. Ashton put himself up on the front row of the grid in second spot but was still looking to go one spot better. Cattach was able to land himself in second position and was starting off the front row for the heats.
Heat one was the racing starting point where Cattach unfortunately dropped back to third position off the start. Ashton was able to stalk the back of second place for majority of the opening half of the race. Cattach had the eyes on as he wanted to make his way back up into second spot. On the penultimate lap of the race Ashton was able to make the move for second spot. Cattach was able to come home in second spot overall to round out heat one.
Cattach was again off the front row for heat two but being on the outside was once again shuffled back into third spot. The Ringwood Kart Centre backed entry quickly made his way up into second spot on lap two and tried to go with the race leader. Ashton didn’t quite have the pace to go with the race leader and again settled for a consist and strong second place.
Ashton was once again on the front row of the grid but was on the tough outside spot. Cattach was shuffled back into third spot and got himself on the back of second place. Ashton was looking racey but wasn’t quite able to make his way back up into second spot in the first half of the race. Cattach threw everything at it but wasn’t able to make his way back up and crossed the line in third spot overall.
The final came around and Ashton new it was crucial to get a good start in the race. The Ringwood Kart Centre supported driver got his best start of the weekend and was in second position by the end of the opening lap. Cattach put in the best effort he could but unfortunately couldn’t go with the race leader Riley George. Ashton ended his consistent day with another second spot putting him in second position overall for the day.
Ashton’s mother Cin spoke at the end of the weekend on her son’s consistent day. “It was another great result coming home with second. We didn’t quite have enough pace to win this weekend but we’re happy with another clean weekend of racing and look forward to the City of Melbourne Titles coming up”.
Cattach will be back behind the wheel at the Panduit City of Melbourne Titles this weekend.