Energy Corse Australia headed across the Nullarbor Plain with a team of 10 drivers across 4 classes for the 2nd round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship. Multiple time national champion, Cian Fothergill was once again leading an all-Junior driver team!
With excellent speed across the opening round of the championship, the team were looking to continue this form. Former Australian Kart Champion Ky Burke and multiple time state champion and 2022 championship runner up Toby Dvorak hit the circuit in the premier KA2 Junior class. Qualifying was a fast and hot session with Burke and Dvorak landing in position 11 and 15 respectively, within a few tenths of pole position!
Burke and Dvorak both moved forward in the heats showing they had the pace to fight for victory. Burke managed to grab a 4th in heat 1 and a race win in the final heat while Dvorak moved up to position 8 in heat 2 and position 6 in heat 4. Burke put in a stellar drive in the final to come home on the podium in 3rd place overall! Dvorak had an unfortunate end to his weekend, finishing on the side-lines after battling in the top 10.
Cadet 9 had a triple Flack attack with Paige, Chelsea and April all taking the start for the Energy Corse Australia team. Paige led the way in qualifying just missing the top 10 in position 12 while Chelsea and April landed in position 18 and 24 respectively. All 3 girls moved forward across their heat races with April and Paige both moving into the top 10 with an 8th in heat 4 for April and a 10th in heat 4 for Paige.
In a tense but fast paced final, Paige was able to lead the way coming home with a strong top 10 finish! April and Chelsea both finished the final coming home in a competitive position 14 and 20 overall.
Tyson McGill and lady racer Annabel Kennedy took on the ultra-competitive and over subscribed KA3 Junior. McGill led the 2-driver attack in a tough qualifying in position 20 overall. Kennedy landed in position 32 overall and both drivers were looking to the heat to improve their results.
McGill and Kennedy both improved positions across the heats with a top 10 for Mcgill in heat 3 and a top 15 finish in heat 3 for Kennedy. The final unfortunately didn’t go the way of the Energy drivers, with Larsen out of contention in the opening few laps and Kennedy missing the final after a couple of DNF results in the heats.
Cadet 12 had a triple driver Energy Corse Australia attack with Ladies champion Lana Flack and 2022 championship front runners Jack Larsen and Caylen Burke. All 3 drivers had a tough qualifying with Flack down in position 21 and Larsen and Burke outside the top 30 in position 31 and 34.
Flack put in 4 strong heat races never leaving the top 5 with a 3rd in heat 3 putting her to the front for the final. Burke and Larsen both moved forward across the heats with a brilliant 2nd for Burke in heat 4 and a top 10 finish for Larsen in heat 2.
Flack put in a stellar drive in the final leading in the earlier stages to grab her 2nd consecutive podium finish in 2nd spot! Larsen finished just outside the top 20 in position 23 overall while Burke had an unfortunate end to his weekend with a DNF result.
Team owner and manager Cian Fothergill spoke post weekend on a big few days of racing in the West! “It was a massive effort to come across to the west so to come away with a couple of podiums is a great result! Ky and Lana both qualified outside the top 10 but were able to drive extremely well to grab some great results.
“The whole team continues to improve and we look forward to getting back to Newcastle for the next round of the championship in June.”