Chadd Moore made his maiden visit to the Newcastle Kart Club circuit for the final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship. Moore, running under the Tecno Karts Australia camp was running in the premier KA2 Junior class.
Chadd used Friday practice to get up to speed before qualifying on Friday afternoon. Moore hit the track for qualifying in his Tecno entry but had been struggling with set up and pace all throughout Friday practice. Chadd was doing everything he could to put in fast and consistent lap times to bank in the session. Moore completed the session in position 41 overall and was looking to the heats to try and tune up his kart.
Chadd was ready to try and improve his pace and position on Saturday as he hit the circuit for his opening split heat. Moore starting out of position 21 made his way into position 18 across the race before his race came to an end on lap 11, starting his weekend with a DNF result.
Moore started heat 2 and settled into the top 20 and was trying to make in roads in on his package and pace. Chadd drove as hard as he could and crossed the line in position 20 overall to finish heat 2.
Moore was starting out of position 20 for the 3rd and final heat on Saturday in his Tecno Karts Australia entry. Chadd was able to make up a couple of positions on the opening lap of the race. Moore was in a battle for position 18 and 19 as the race went on and he was looking to make up positions. Chadd was able to cross the line in position 19 overall to finish Saturday’s racing.
The Tecno Karts Australia entry was once again out of position 20 for the final heat of the weekend on Sunday morning. Moore settled into position 18 after the opening lap and was in this position for the first half of the race. Chadd was able to pick up another position on lap 9 moving into 17th position and getting closer to the top 15. Moore was able to cross the line in position 17 which had him out of position 40 for the combined final.
Moore was going with in all or nothing approach to the final and was wanting to make up as many spots as possible. Chadd sat in position 39 for the opening 5 laps before being able to make up positions in be in the top 35 by mid race. Moore continued to push and another few positions were made up and he was able to finish the final in position 33. Chadd made up 7 spots across the 20 laps of the final race.
Chadd’s dad Shane spoke post weekend how they were unfortunately never quite able to nail the set up. “Chadd has had a steep learning curve in KA2. Sadly, on the weekend we simply missed the set up for him but true to Chadd’s characteristics he never gave up. Eyes forward to the rest of the year and onto the 2023 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship”.
Moore will be returning to the championship in 2023 with the Tecno Karts Australia team.