Energy Corse Australia continued its tilt at the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship over the weekend at the Newcastle Kart Club. With 10 drivers ranging from the beginning Cadet 9 up to the Senior Division of KA3 Senior, the team were once again looking for strong results.
Cadet 12 had the biggest Energy Corse Australia brigade in lady racer Lana Flack, Caylen Burke, Luca Wasley and Jack Larsen all taking the starter for the team. Flack, who was running 2nd in the championship coming into the weekend, led the charge in qualifying with a brilliant 6th position. Burke was able to land just outside the top 10 in position 13, with Wasley and Larsen in position 19 and 23.
Flack was able to lead the way for the team in the heats with victory in heat 2 and heat 4 and 2nd in the opening heat. Burke, Wasley and Larsen all had strong results in the heat, with Burke as high as position 3, Wasley as high as position 8 and Larsen as high as position 9.
Lana Flack was able to get the crucial jump in the final and led out of the opening lap. Flack put in a stellar performance and was able to do a 27-year female first in taking an Australian Kart Championship round victory!
Wasley was able to come home just outside the top 15 in position 17, with Larsen and Burke both having unfortunate ends to their weekend with DNF results.
Paige Flack took on the Cadet 9 class in a solo driver attack for the Energy Corse Australia team. Flack set competitive times in qualifying to land just outside the top 15 in position 16 overall. Paige was able to show excellent pace in the heat and able to move her way forward with 2 top 10 finishes in 9th for heat 2 and heat 4.
Flack was putting in a storming drive in the final and was as high as 6th position before a heart breaking DNF end her weekend charge.
Annabel Kennedy and Tyson Mcgill was the dual driver attack to take on KA3 Junior in their Energy Corse karts. In a competitive field, Kennedy and Mcgill were both able to show their class landing inside the top 20 in position 14 and 19 respectively.
Both drivers went up and down throughout the heats with Mcgill as high as position 12 and Kennedy not far behind in position 14. Both drivers were able to finish the final in competitive showings, with Mcgill in position 14 and Kennedy just outside the top 20 in position 21!
Ky Burke and Toby Dvorak took on the premier KA2 Junior class aboard their Energy karts to continue their championship assault. Burke was able to land himself inside the top 10 in qualifying in position 8, with Dvorak just outside the top 10 in position 13.
Burke and Dvorak both had strong results throughout the heats with a 5th and 6th for Burke in heat 3 and 1, while Dvorak landed in 7th in heat 2 and 3.
After a tough 4th heat both drivers were able to bounce back in the final with Burke coming home in position 8 overall, with Dvorak right behind in position 9 overall!
Joel Jamieson was the lone senior driver for the Energy Corse Australia team taking on the KA3 Senior class. Jamieson qualified just outside the 20 in position 24 and was looking to push forward across the heats. Joel putting in some consistent heats with a 21st in heat 1, 20th in heat 2 and 17th in heat 3 improving his position forward.
Jamieson was able to leave his best drive for the final, bursting into the top 10 and coming home with an incredible 9th position!
Team Manager and former national champion Cian Fothergill spoke post weekend on his teams winning weekend! “Lana grabbing her first win at the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship was great to see. Newcastle has always been a technical track for both the drivers and kart setup. To grab a round win here was a great effort by the team. Now onto our home track for the next round”.
Fothergill will continue the Energy Corse Australia team’s preparation in a couple of weeks at the Ipswich Kart Club shakedown meeting in Queensland!