Liam Pollard was back on circuit for the 5th round of the Victorian Country Series at a wet and muddy Hamilton Kart Club. Pollard has been a continuous theme across the championship and has been running inside the top 10 across the series.
Liam was looking to move his way up the field across the penultimate round of the championship! Pollard utilised a day of wet practice to come to terms with the track and set up in his new package.
The Hafele sponsored entry hit the track for qualifying and was in the top 10 and pushing hard on the edge of the top 5. The session was under wet and tough conditions and Liam was doing everything he could to move up the grid. Pollard stopped the clock in position 7 overall and was looking to Sunday to make his way forward across the heats.
Sunday morning was still under wet conditions and Liam was looking to move his way forward in the opening heat. The DSI Engines powered driver moved straight up to position 6 but was in a fight for the spot. Pollard sat in 6th spot by the half way point and was looking to make his way into the top 5. Liam crossed the line in 6th position overall and was looking to the 2nd heat to continue his progress forward!
Pollard put in a great performance in heat 2 to cross the line in 5th but was unfortunately excluded post-race, putting him towards the rear of the field. The Moment Maintenance backed entry was going into the final with an all or nothing approach.
Liam got a great start and was into position 6 at the end of lap 1 and into the top 5 by the end of lap 3. Pollard made his way into 4th the following lap and was chasing after a podium position. Liam made a move on the final few laps to make his way up onto the podium and grab 3rd position in a brilliant drive.
Liam’s father Cameron spoke post-race on his son’s weekend.” It was a great result in the final after what happened in heat 2. Really happy with the pace considering new brand of kart was picked up on Thursday night. Thanks to DJM Race Engineering for the kart and setup advice. Looking forward to trying it in the dry and doing more racing for the remainder of season 2022”.
Pollard will be a driver to continue to watch in season 2022.