Archie Bristow ramped up his preparation for the Panduit City of Melbourne Titles by racing at the Go Kart Club of Victoria club meet over the weekend. Bristow was taking on a field of eleven drivers and he was looking to gain pace and chase after victory.
The young Ballarat Kart Club member had an early start being first out the gate on Sunday morning for qualifying. Bristow hit the track first thing Sunday morning and was calm and focused to go for pole position. The Bridgeswade Pools and Spas sponsored entry set some early quick laps which put him to the top of the session. Archie was continuing to put his head down and put in fast lap times at the front of the field. Bristow got his weekend going with a brilliant pole position by a massive eight tenths of a second!
Position one was the starting spot for heat one and Archie was looking to get a clean get away. The Parolin kart was strong early and Bristow was able to lead out of the opening lap and try and open up margin at the front of the field. Archie continued to push hard and open up slight margin every lap as the race went on. Bristow was able to convert pole position into heat one victory by around two and half seconds.
Bristow was looking to continue on his winning ways in heat two and the start was once again going to be crucial. The Bridgeswade Pools and Spas sponsored entry was able to get away cleanly and lead out of the opening lap. Archie had improved his pace from heat one and was opening up big margin as the race went on. Bristow was able to make it two from two and put on a dominate display taking victory by six seconds!
Heat three was where Archie had his concentration to next looking to make it three out of three race wins. The Ballarat Kart Club member got a great start and led once again off the start. Bristow wasn’t able to open up the margin like he did in heat two but was still comfortably leading the race. Archie put in another skilled and silky performance to take victory and went into the final looking for a clean sweep!
Position one, where Archie had started all day was where he was starting the final. Bristow once again nailed the start and led out of the opening corner and opening lap. The Bridgeswade Pools and Spas backed entry stormed away as the race went on and showed he was one of the best young drivers in the state. Bristow came through to take the final in dominate fashion by over six seconds to his nearest rival.
Archie’s dad Matthew spoke post weekend on his young drivers results. “An Early start Sunday as Cadet 9 was up first. Archie was calm and confident with what he had to do to put it on pole. With that out of the way he went on to drive great all day, setting fastest laps and winning all heats. The track never really came to us but his lap times seemed about right compared to what was being set in the other races. Thanks to all that helped with the running of the meet, it was a very well run and enjoyable event”.
Bristow will be back on track this weekend for the Panduit City of Melbourne Titles at the Go Kart Club of Victoria.