Bright Brothers Racing took to one of their biggest meetings of the year over the weekend in 36th running of the Panduit City of Melbourne Titles. Bodhi running in KA3 Senior Medium, Harley in KA3 Senior Light and Zane running in the TAG 125 Light were all running in big and quality fields of drivers.
All three drivers practiced Friday and looked to Saturday morning qualifying to get stuck into the major title.
Bodhi was first out on circuit in the KA3 Senior Medium class. In a super competitive field, Bodhi was able to qualify just outside the top 10 in position 12 and was looking to his heats to move forward through the field. Bright finished all 3 of his heat races and made his way into the top 10 with a position 9 in heat 1 and position 8 in heat 3.
Starting off the fourth row for the all important final, Bodhi got a brilliant start and was on terms with the top 5 and in the front pack battle. Bodhi raced hard in the final and came home with his best finish of the weekend, coming home in position 6 overall.
Bodhi spoke post weekend on his results over the weekend. “It was an up and down weekend with a lot of positives to take away. The weekend started well with great pace on Friday. A disappointing qualifying on a slippery track put me further down the field than I was hoping. I worked my way back through the field during the heats and had a great race in the final. I learnt a lot about the kart over the weekend and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year”.
Harley was out on circuit next in the 30 kart field of KA3 Senior Light. Harley still in his first year of seniors and taking on one of his first major meetings, set a time fast enough for position 25.
Bright was consistent across his two heats on Saturday with moving into position 23 in heat 1 the highlight. Harley came home just outside the top 25 in heat 3 and was looking to get his best result in the final. Bright was able to move up 4 positions in the final coming home inside the top 25 in position 23 overall.
Harley spoke post weekend on his limited time at the track and improvements across the weekend. “For only my third time being at the track it was a great weekend learning a lot, getting faster every race with my fastest lap time being in the final. We’re looking forward to the rest of the year”.
Zane was the final brother out in the TAG 125 Light class with a near full field of 36 drivers hitting the track. Zane put in a superb effort in qualifying just missing top 15 in position 16 against some of the best TAG drivers in the country.
Bright had a tough run in the heat races finishing in position 22 in heat 1 and then having DNF results in both heat 2 and 3. This put Zane off the back of the grid for the final race with nothing to lose. Bright put in a storming drive in the final making his way back up into the top 20 crossing the line in position 18 overall!
Zane spoke post weekend on his difficult weekend. “We had a good qualifying but some bad luck in the heats really hurt us and had us off the rear in the final. I was able to work my way back up into the top 20 which was nice after the weekend we’d had”.
The Bright Brothers will be concluding the 2022 Victorian Golden Power Series and doing other selected open meetings for the rest of the season.