Tyler Greenbury Racing took a team of 11 drivers across 5 classes to the Ipswich Kart Club TaG Titles – Round 5 of their club championship. The two TAG classes were the feature classes of the weekend with qualifying. The rest of the classes were under a reverse grid format and the team were looking for some strong results.
With over 255 karters gracing the Ipswich Kart Club circuit, the team were in for some thick and fast racing. Tyler Greenbury, Thomas Gallagher and Lucas O’Conner were the trifecta of TGR drivers. Greenbury led the way in qualifying putting himself inside the top 5. Gallagher set his time putting him inside the top 10 in position 8, with O’Connor not far behind in position 12.
Both Greenbury and Gallagher raced well inside the top 5 across the heats, with position 2 for Greenbury in heat 1 and 3 and position 3 for Gallagher in heat 2 and position 4 in heat 3. O’Connor also made his way into the top 5 in heat 2 and backed this up with a nice top 10 in heat 3. Greenbury was right in the fight for victory in the final, coming home in a brilliant position 2 by only 2 tenths of a second to current state and national champion Jace Matthews. Gallagher and O’Connor both raced hard in the final with Gallagher unfortunately shuffling back a few spots to position 8, due to engine issues across the final. O’Connor was able to race in the top 10 and wasn’t far behind Gallagher in position 10.
Dylan Menz was the single driver Tyler Greenbury Racing attack in TAG 125 Restricted Medium. With no qualifying, Menz was straight into heat 1 where he was able to come home inside the top 10 in position 9. Dylan backed this up with another top 10 finish in heat 2 and was just outside the top 10 in heat 3 in position 11. Menz on his provisional license did a brilliant job racing in or on the edge of the top 10 all weekend, coming away in position 12 overall.
Harrison Fox, Shane Castles and Wagner Cardoso were the triple threat Tyler Greenbury Racing affair in TAG 125 Heavy. Fox was able to lead the charge in qualifying in position 14 with Castles right behind him in position 15. Cardoso was unfortunately excluded from the timed session and was looking to the heats to move forward. Castles led the way in the heat races moving into the top 15 in heat 1 and 3 and coming home in position 9 in heat 2. Both Fox and Cardoso moved into the top 15 across the heats with highest finishes of position 13. The final was a tough affair with Cardoso, unfortunately ending the race as a DNF and Castles being included from the final event. Fox was able to make his way into the top 15 for the final in position 14 overall.
Tyler Greenbury Racing’s KA4 Junior presence was felt with Jett Adamson and James Raaymakers taking to the starter. Adamson did a brilliant job in his 3 heats, never leaving the top 6 with position 5, position 4 and position 6 record across his races. Raaymakers was outside the top 10 in position 13 and position 12 in heat 1 and 2 but made his way into position 10 for the final heat. Adamson was able to finish his weekend with another brilliant top 5 in the final in an excellent finish. Raaymakers was able to once again come home in the top 10 in a high calibre junior field!
William Gallagher and Tom Hunter were the final Tyler Greenbury Racing drivers to hit the track in the KA3 Junior category. Gallagher set the heats alight with brilliant speed and never leaving the top five with position 4 in heat 1, position 5 in heat 2 and position 3 in heat 3. Hunter raced on the edge of the top 10 and came away with a best result of position 9 in heat 1 to keep him in contention for spots in the final. Gallagher raced hard and was unfortunately shuffled back outside the top 5 in position 7 by the chequered flag. Hunter also raced hard and was in the thick of the action coming home just outside the top 10 in position 12 overall.
Team owner and manager Tyler Greenbury spoke post weekend on the teams racing. “A nice step forward this weekend for our team. I was very pleased with our speed this weekend after putting in the work in the previous weeks. I feel very confident we have an extremely competitive Redspeed package now.
“Our drivers all put in their best efforts this weekend and pushed themselves to keep learning and moving forwards which is what our team is all about. We’re looking forward to the AKC final round in a couple of weeks”.
Tyler Greenbury Racing will be back at the Newcastle Kart Club next weekend for the final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship decider.