Summer Series – Warwick Wrap

Kobe McInerney and Tyler Everingham made successful returns to karting at the Warwick Summer Series event on the weekend, taking first and third in their respective classes on the final day.

  • full results across both events HERE
  • photos (track, pit, podiums) on KA Facebook HERE

Karting Australia’s Saturday and Sunday highlights below, plus the Sunday report.

(pic – KA/Pace Images)

The Australian Summer Series wrapped up with a weekend of hot action at the Warwick Kart Club in Queensland across the weekend.

Saturday Highlights

Female youngsters star
Charlotte Page was the pace setter in KA3 Junior Heavy to became one of two female gold medallists today with Trent Newton finishing second and Zachary Turner awarded the bronze medal.

The other female winner was in Cadet 12 with Lana Flack adding to her haul of major race wins. Although leading the early phase of the race, it wasn’t clear cut until towards the end when she slipped down the order then had to fight through to take the win over Roman Krutil and Cooper Folley.

Lana Flack (pic – KA/Pace Images)

Lemasurier continues to rise
Mika Lemasurier took out the ROK GP category in front of Tyler Howard and South Australian Jacob Dowson, who was elevated to the podium after Ryan McMillan was the recipient of a penalty for a driving infringement.

Campbell takes dominant win
The race of the day came in KA3 Junior when multiple drivers were in with the shot of taking the 11 minute plus one lap feature race. Ultimately, while the fight continued for second and third, Hamish Campbell snuck away for a dominant win, while Loclan Hennock left it until the final lap to get himself into second over Kobe McInerney.

Sunday Highlights

McInerney returns to the top spot
New South Welshman Kobe McInerney made a triumphant return to national racing in KA3 Junior Light. Kobe has been on the sidelines for a number of months after a freak mountain bike accident saw him sidelined for several months earlier in the year. McInerney took the victory by 0.1 of a second from Loclan Hennock – who backed up Saturday’s second position with another silver medal.

Kobe McInerney (pic – KA/Pace Images)

Cohen claims Gold
After a technical problem prevented him from starting the Gearbox Feature race on Saturday, Reece Cohen made amends and took a narrow victory in today’s finale. He was pushed the entire way by Saturday gold medallist, Troy Loeskow.

Tyler Everingham – who finished this year’s Bathurst 1000 in 18th position alongside Declan Fraser for Tickford Racing – made a successful return to kart racing, collecting third position in the Gearbox final.

Macmillan makes it to the top step
Ryan Macmillan put together a complete performance in taking out the ROK GP category. Macmillan was able to get away from pole position and was not headed during the 11 minute Feature Race, taking the win by a 3.744 second margin. Tyler Howard backed up a Sprint Race win this morning with a hard fought second place and Jacob Dowson completed the Dee Vine Estates Podium.

Souslin-Harlow holds on in X30
Jackson Souslin-Harlow hung on in X30 Heavy having expended the tyres throughout the course of the weekend. Souslin-Harlow used his vast experience to keep Daniel Brown behind him. Brown kept the Sydney-sider honest by pushing him right through to the drop of the chequered flag, the margin of victory just 0.111. Zac Raddatz was shuffled to the rear of the field in the early stages – however was able to charge back through to finish third.


from karting.net.au

TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE TOP FOR KOBE MCINERNEY

The inaugural Karting Australia Summer Series has come to a conclusion at Warwick, west of Brisbane with some tremendous racing to bring a close to the 2023 national karting year.



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New South Welshman Kobe McInerney made a triumphant return to national racing in KA3 Junior Light. Kobe has been on the sidelines for a number of months after a freak mountain bike accident saw him sidelined for several months earlier in the year.

McInerney took the victory by 0.1 of a second from Loclan Hennock – who backed up Saturday’s second position with another silver medal.

Chloe Lane put in one of the drives of the day to finish in third position.

Charlotte Page took the KA3 Junior heavy division gold medal for the second day in a row, getting to the line ahead of Zachary Turner and Trent Newton.

After a technical problem prevented him from starting the Gearbox Feature race on Saturday, Reece Cohen made amends and took a narrow victory in today’s finale. He was pushed the entire way by Saturday gold medallist, Troy Loeskow.

Tyler Everingham – who finished this year’s Bathurst 1000 in 18th position alongside Declan Fraser for Tickford Racing – made a successful return to kart racing, collecting third position in the Gearbox final.

Hamish Campbell made amends for Saturday’s technical error by putting together a dominant performance in KA2. He worked his way into the lead on the opening lap and just pulled away, ultimately taking the win by nine seconds over Isaac McNeill, with Jack Steere staging a late race charge to claim third.

Luke Trost’s run in KA3 Senior carried over from Saturday to take another clear win, this time by 3.183 seconds over Tommy Harradine. Jake Czislowski had a relatively lonely run to come home in third position.

Jackson Souslin-Harlow hung on in X30 Heavy having expended the tyres throughout the course of the weekend. Souslin-Harlow used his vast experience to keep Daniel Brown behind him. Brown kept the Sydney-sider honest by pushing him right through to the drop of the chequered flag, the margin of victory just 0.111. Zac Raddatz was shuffled to the rear of the field in the early stages – however was able to charge back through to finish third.

Ryan Macmillan put together a complete performance in taking out the ROK GP category. Macmillan was able to get away from pole position and was not headed during the 11 minute Feature Race, taking the win by a 3.744 second margin. Tyler Howard backed up a Sprint Race win this morning with a hard fought second place and Jacob Dowson completed the D’Vine Estates Podium.

Jordi Slater backed up his gold medal performance in Rotax Light by taking a one second win. Bryce Lane led early doors, before Slater asserted himself once getting into the lead. Jack Stimson was able to bring his kart home in third.

Lana Flack was another to create a gold rush, taking out Cadet 12 and getting her second gold medal in as many days. An incident on the opening lap brought the field under the full course caution control before a frantic, five minute dash to the end. Flack got into the lead late in the race and continue to hold on until the end of the 11 minute Feature Race. Roman Krutil ended a solid day finishing second and Cooper Folley fought through to finish in third.

In Mini Max, a spirited three kart race ended in disappointment for two of the three combatants. Oskar Hennock didn’t finish the race and Hunter Fischle was subsequently disqualified for his hand in the incident.

This saw Aston Mills come through for the win after remarkably being involved in a last lap crash in the first Sprint Race this morning where he rolled his kart.

Zain Shmeissem – in his first national level event – was awarded with a silver medal for his efforts across the weekend.

Thus concludes the national racing season for Karting Australia organised events.



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