Archie Bristow made the trip down to the penultimate round of the Victorian Country Series at the Hamilton Kart Club. Bristow has been on a hot streak in the series taking out multiple round wins and was looking to grab another one over the weekend.
Bristow used Saturday practice to learn the circuit before hitting the track for qualifying in a wet and wild session. Archie quickly moved his way into the top 5 and then was right on terms for the battle for pole position! The Bridgeswade Pools and Spas backed entry put himself into 2nd position overall in a tight session and was starting off the front row of the grid for the opening heat on Sunday morning!
Sunday morning was the opening heat of the weekend and Archie was ready to put his best foot forward! The MJ Pressure and Property Works backed entry slotted into position 2 off the start but was hot on the heels of the race leader. Bristow was able to take the lead in the middle stages and show supreme pace from there! Archie was able to take out the opening race of the weekend by 4 seconds in a dominate display.
Bristow was looking to make it 2 from 2 in his next heat race and knew the start was going to be crucial. Archie was able to get a clean get away and lead out of the opening lap. The Parolin kart was working well in the tough conditions and Bristow was once again pulling away at the front of the field. Archie was able to add his 2nd victory of the day in heat 2 by over 3 seconds, which put him in the box seat for the all-important final.
Archie was off pole position for the final and was looking to make it a clean sweep of race wins. Bristow was able to get the jump off the start and lead out of the opening lap of the race. The Bridgeswade Pools and Spas backed entry put in a brilliant performance across the race continually opening up margin and showing a high level of kart control. Bristow was able to make it a clean sweep and an 11 second victory to take the 5th round of the championship!
Archie’s father Matt spoke post weekend on his young sons debut at the Hamilton Kart Club. “Hamilton was another track that we have never been to before and the weather kept us guessing with set up right until the last minute, every time we were due out on track. Unfortunately, we were not lucky enough to get a run on slicks the whole weekend, but we did however get to experiment a bit with some wet set ups and try a few things that we had not done before. Even though he wasn’t happy with a couple of the things we tried he pushed hard to get the best out of the kart.
“Archie gave some great feedback that helped us to make the right call for setup in the final that he went on to win by a decent margin. Thanks to the Hamilton kart club who put on a great event in very challenging conditions. Archie really enjoyed the track and would love come back for a go in the dry”.
Bristow will go into the final round of the championship at the Ballarat Kart Club looking for more race victories!