Levi Lord returned to the Golden Power Series over the weekend for the penultimate round of the championship at the Rochester Kart Club. Lord has been on the comeback trail after a big accident in the 2021 season had him on the side lines for a long period of time.
Lord was looking to come home with a top 5 result across the weekend and was ready to do battle in Cadet 9! Lord used his 2 practices in the morning to get up to speed and hit the track for qualifying for the all important timed session. The Pulse Tuning powered entry was quickly into the top 10 and was pushing hard on to try and get into the top 5. Levi was improving as the session went on and was right in the battle for front positions. Lord stopped the clock in position 6 overall, being off row 3 for the opening heats.
Heat 1 was the opening race of the weekend on Saturday afternoon and Levi was ready to go racing. The Elixir Compound Pharmacy backed entry got an excellent start and moved straight into the top 5 as the race began. Lord stayed in that position for majority of the race but was able to capitalise on 4th spot in the back end of the race. Levi started his racing with a brilliant 4th position, moving up 2 spots from his starting position!
Levi had his 2nd and final heat for Saturday later that afternoon and was once again able to nail the start, moving up to position 4 on the opening lap! The Apex Trusses backed entry was in a battle in the top 5 and dropped to 5th spot in the early stages. Lord was able to put in another strong racing performance and cross the line inside the top 5 in 5th position overall!
Lord was out of position 4 for the 3rd and final heat and he was looking to continue his weekend in the top 5. The Richards Plumbing sponsored entry didn’t get the start needed when he dropped back to position 7 in the opening few laps. Levi got his head down and was able to work his way back into the top 5 and was pushing hard. Lord came home with another strong result inside the top 5 and was excited going into the final.
Levi was out of position 5 for the 15-lap decider and the young driver was looking to continue his weekend in the top 5. The Pulse Tuning supported entry slotted into 5th position in the early stages and he was pushing hard to try and stay there. Lord was able to move up to position 4 in the middle stages of the race and did a brilliant job to build a gap to 5th. Levi was able to finish his weekend on a high and crossed the line in 4th spot in a brilliant result! Levi’s parents spoke post weekend on their young sons driving.
“We are really pleased with Levi’s performance this weekend. Since returning to the field earlier this year, Levi’s worked tirelessly to make some gains and improve his performance on the track. We are now seeing the results of his resilience, hard work and unwavering dedication. He lost some pace in Heat 3 due to a mechanical issue, however we made some adjustments and reset for the final, coming home with a podium in P4. We are so proud of how far Levi has come this year and are really looking forward to the final round of the Golden Power Series in October. We’d like to thank all the volunteers and the Rochester Kart Club who worked tirelessly to put on such a fantastic event over the weekend.”
Lord will have a busy finish to the 2022 season and is looking for more strong results.