The Wash It Australia 2023 Junior Top Guns took place last month at the Warwick Kart Club with Energy Corse Australia making their presence felt.
Energy Corse Australia took a small team of 4 drivers across 4 different classes to represent the Queensland based team. All 4 drivers showed excellent pace and were right in the hunt at the front of field.
Trent Newton took on the KA3 Junior Heavy class over the weekend and was right in the fight from qualifying. Newton was able to show excellent pace and set the 3rd fastest time in qualifying. Trent was consistent across his opening 2 heats, with 2 top 5 finishes of 4th place. Newton was able to find extreme pace in his remaining 2 heats grabbing race victories in strong fashion. Trent never looked back in his final racing opening margin and taking a near 5 second victory in the final! Newton was able to take victory in 2023 Junior Top Guns titles!
Annabel Kennedy was the 2nd Energy Corse Australia junior driver taking the start, this time in the KA3 Junior Light class. Kennedy landed just outside the top 10 in position 11 in qualifying and was looking to move forward in the heats. Annabel was on a charge forward with 11th in heat 1, 9th in heat 2 and a brilliant top 5 in 4th in heat 3 before an opening lap incident in heat 4 caused a DNF result. Starting down in position 14 in the final, Kennedy stormed forward throughout the race and was able to make up a brilliant 8 positions, coming home in 6th position in a brilliant fight back!
Ayrton Hobday was the youngest Energy Corse Australia pilot in the Cadet 9 class. Hobday set nice pace in qualifying to land on the inside of the 2nd row in 3rd position overall. Ayrton stayed in 3rd position in his opening heat and had an unfortunate DNF while running in 2nd position. Hobday bounced back in his remaining 2 heats with another 2 top 3 results. Ayrton was able to save his best performance for last, coming home in 2nd position overall in a brilliant drive and brilliant result for the team!
Cadet 12 had the Energy Corse Australia flavour with Gabriel Elkayam taking the starting field. Elkayam put in a stunning performance in qualifying landing on the front row in 2nd, right behind state champion Roman Krutil. Gabriel came home in 2nd position in heat 1 but was able to turn the table in the remaining 3 heats taking 3 consecutive race wins! Elkayam dropped to position 3 of the start in the final but went to battle with Krutil in a tight and exciting battle! In a close finish, Gabriel was able to come home in a close 2nd position overall.
Team manager / owner Cian Fothergill spoke post weekend on a great weekend of racing. “It was great to get back to Warwick Kart Club! We had good results at their state titles last year and we continued that again this weekend. To bring 4 drivers into the weekend and come away with a victory and a couple of 2nd place finishes was a great result! The whole team showed great pace and we can’t wait to continue the development of our young drivers”.
Fothergill will continue to guide the Energy Corse Australia team across the remainder of the 2023 season!