Clean Sweeps at Gippsland

The winners in all but one of the classes at the Gippsland Go Kart Club’s May race day enjoyed a clean sweep of victories to earn maximum club series points.

Running an all-points-count format across three heats and a final, it was only KA3 Senior Medium that had more than one race winner.

Tight action in Seniors, Haydn Skinner (72) ahead of George Lee (95), Douglas Skinner (27) and Harley Bright (36) (pic – Steve Dansie)

Cody Boys and Jordan Bantick dominated the Junior Light and Cadet 12 classes respetively, both drivers taking comfortable wins once they’d cleared the traffic in the random grid opening heats.

In Cadet 9, Tahj O’Reilly was undefeated, however Xander Rowse shadowed O’Reilly’s every move all day. The winning margin was never more than a few tenths of a second.

Juniors mixing it up at turn one, Harry Jones leads

Having his first run in the heavier weight division, Harley Bright won KA3 Senior Medium, taking two heat wins on the way. All four drivers in the class were within tenths of a second on lap time, George Lee and Mark Wicks also picking up a heat win.

In the Light class, Nick Popple was unchallenged and cleared off into the distance.

Race action returns to Morwell for the next club day on June 23.


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  • full results on Speedhive HERE
  • more photos by Steve Dansie HERE
Cadet 12, Jayden Marino ahead of Jordan Bantick, Taitum Smith and Cohen O’Connor (44)


Cadet 12
1 Jordan Bantick
2 Harry Westbury
3 Taitum Smith

Jordie Bantick

Junior Light
1 Cody Boys
2 Corey O’Brien
3 Harry Jones

Cody Boys

Junior Heavy
1 Jonah Ingram

Jonah Ingram

Cadet 9
1 Tahj O’Reilly
2 Zander Rowse
3 Lincoln Pugliese

One-Two in Cadet 9, Tahj O’Reilly leads Xander Rowse

Senior Light
1 Nick Popple
2 Haydn Skinner
3 Douglas Skinner

Nick Popple

Senior Medium
1 Harley Bright
2 Mark Wicks
3 Grant Wicks

Harley Bright

TaG Heavy
1 Dave Bishoff

Dave Bishoff

125 Restricted Light
1 Oliver Hood


First ever race meeting for Oliver Hood