from Karting Australia
The Australian Summer Series kicked off in style in Albury-Wodonga with an innovative format that had competitors and spectators buzzing with excitement across the weekend. As the event unfolded over two days, it became evident that this series, straddling the boundary between tradition and innovation, was a resounding success.
- Video on Demand on watchmysportlive.tv HERE
- Full results and series points on MYLAPS Speedhive HERE
- Lots of photos from Pace Images on the KA Facebook page HERE
- For race reviews of each day, go to the Home page HERE
Max Walton Stars on Senior debut
The Summer Series provided the perfect launchpad for Max Walton’s senior racing career. He clinched victories in both Rotax Light and Rok GP, showcasing his undeniable talent and determination. The spirited rivalry between Walton, Ryan Macmillan, Mika LeMasurier and their experienced Senior counterparts in Rok GP added to the excitement.
Thompson Brothers’ Dominance Continues
The dynamic Thompson brothers, Zackary and William, continued their impressive run of success. Zackary triumphed in X30 Heavy, producing a thrilling finish, while William emerged victorious in KA3 Senior.
Reece Cohen’s Gearbox Victory
Reece Cohen claimed one of the most significant wins of his career in the Gearbox category. Toby Dvorak crossed the line first but was demoted to second post-race with a starting infringement. The Albury crowd was elated when local driver Scott Chaston delivered a strong performance throughout the day, including a third-place finish in the Feature race.
Jenson Marold’s Triumph in KA2
Jenson Marold secured a memorable victory in the KA2 category, dominating the field and leaving his competitors in his wake in the Feature race. Hamish Campbell and Lewis Cordato, who has been in good form of late, filled the minor placings.
More Double Delight
The second day of the Summer Series saw multiple gold medal winners from Day 1 doubling up their successes. Drivers like Reece Cohen, Pip Casabene, the Thompson brothers, and the exceptional Max Walton showed their consistency and determination.
James Anagnostiadis Dominates KA2
James Anagnostiadis delivered one of the most dominant performances of the event in KA2. Winning the Feature Race by a significant margin, he left a thrilling battle for second place behind him. Hamish Campbell, who started deep in the field after several issues early in the day, fired through and snuck past Jack Steere late in the 11-minute plus one lap Feature to claim Silver, relegating Jack Steere to Bronze.
Parolin Australia’s Max Walton Shines
Max Walton of Parolin Australia continued his impressive run by clinching another double victory in the Rok GP and Rotax Light feature races. His pair of victories, coming in the wake of his earlier successes, solidified his status as one of the standout performers of the event.
Innovative Race Formats Leave a Mark
The Summer Series challenged conventions in karting by introducing innovative race formats, such as inverted top ten grids, grids formed from the fastest laps in previous races, and races run to a time schedule rather than a traditional lap count. These unique challenges forced competitors to think differently and added an extra layer of excitement to the event.
Overall, the Australian Summer Series in Albury-Wodonga delivered thrilling and unforgettable karting action over two days. With a mix of rising stars and established talents, innovative race formats, and heart-pounding finishes, this event showcased the dynamism and resilience of Australian karting. As the series continues to evolve, competitors and fans can look forward to more unique challenges and exciting racing experiences. The next stop for the Summer Series is in Warwick, Queensland, in early December.