Bright Brothers ‘Red Plate’ Report

Bright Brothers racing made their 2nd trip of the year to the Goulburn Valley Kart Club for the “red plate” Australasian Kart Titles.

Bright Brothers Racing had brothers Bodhi racing in KA3 Senior Medium and Harley racing in KA3 Senior Light. Both drivers were looking forward to a fun weekend of racing under nice sunny conditions.

Bodhi was up first in the ultra-competitive KA3 Senior Medium class and was looking to qualify as far up the grid as possible. Bright set a time fast enough for 6th position and was on the outside of the 3rd row for the opening 2 heats. Bodhi was unfortunately involved in an incident on the opening lap of heat 1 but was able to get back on track to finish in position 7. Bodhi regrouped in the remaining 2 heats with 5th position in heat 2 and a brilliant 4th position in the 3rd and final heat. Bright did everything he could to try and get up on the podium but had to settle for an excellent 4th position overall.

(pic – Steve Dansie)

Bodhi spoke post weekend on his results across the red plate title. “It was a good weekend to end up fourth in the final. We struggled during qualifying and the heats to find the pace due to an engine issue, with an engine change for the final we were right on the pace but didn’t have the track position to challenge the leaders”.



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Harley Bright was the 2nd part of Bright Brothers Racing on track in the KA3 Senior Light category. Bright used his 2-practice sessions to grab as much track knowledge as possible and was looking to qualify strong in the near 20 kart field. Harley pushed hard and improved his lap times across the session to stop the clock in position 14 overall. Bright improved into position 12 in heat 1 with stronger lap speed and had a consistent position 14 in the 2nd heat. Harley was once again able to move up to position 12 in heat 3 and was looking towards the final to try and push on the back of the top 10. In unfortunate circumstances Bright’s kart didn’t start on the grid for the final and he wasn’t able to take a start in the final race.

(pic – Steve Dansie)

Harley noted he progressed across the weekend but was disappointed with the finish to the weekend. ” It was a good weekend learning and continuing to improve just disappointing we couldn’t make it out for the final. I’m looking forward to go racing at Rochester next weekend”.

All 3 Bright brothers will be back on track this weekend for the 5th round of the Golden Power Series at the Rochester Kart Club.



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