Kosmic Racing Australia Confident For NSW Titles

from Kosmic Aust 25 September 2013

Kosmic Racing Australia Team confident after some impressive results at the Shakedown!

The Kosmic Racing Australia team traveled to Lithgow for the "shakedown" meeting for the NSW State titles and also doubled as the prestigious Clyde Marshall Memorial. The race meeting is rich in history with names like Mark Winterbottom on the plaque as previous winners.

The team had Representatives in Clubman light, were Matthew Waters, Dimitri Agathos and Josh Smith. Josh Smith also competed in the TaG Light category. Sarah Collins competed in the Senior National Light class. Young Kasey Szymkow competed in Cadets.

Josh Smith and Dimitri Agathos, both winners at the Shakedown
Above: Josh Smith and Dimitri Agathos, both winners at the Shakedown


Dimitri was the class of the field qualifying on pole by 3 tenths. He followed this through with heat wins and a very dominant display in the final driving away from the field to take the win. Matthew qualified 3rd showing that the Kosmic TS30 chassis is very competitive in the class, after a time penalty Matt was forced to start the pre final in 6th. Matt dropped back in the early stages of the final due to contact with another driver but after posting the second fastest time in the final, only beaten by his team mate Dimitri, Matt charged back to finish 3rd and round out the podium.

Josh missed the first part of Qualifying and was forced to start from the rear of the grid for the 3 heat races, this was also the first time he had been on the track at Lithgow. After some determined drives Josh started the final in 10th. He moved up in the early stages but was shuffled back during the race to finish in 11th. He did however post the 6th fastest time in the final and showed some great speed aboard his Kosmic chassis.

All 3 drivers where very happy with the Kosmic TS30 chassis and their Shayne Piper race engines. They all commented that they feel they have the package to win the State Championship in a few weeks time.


Joshua also competed in the TaG class this time aboard the Kosmic Mercury chassis powered by the very reliable IAME X30 engine. Even though he had never been to the track before. Josh managed to qualify 4th and in the first heat set the fastest time by some 3 tenths.

After some strong results, Josh started the final on pole and led from start to finish to take the win. This proved once again that the Kosmic/ X30 package is the one to beat in the TaG class. Its also worth noting that the engine is standard straight from the box. It has been used at the Brian Farley memorial where it won the TaG class, it has been used for testing and now the Clyde Marshall. It has not been rebuilt, we simply put fuel in it and it starts first go and wins!

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Kasey showed great speed all day and was constantly in the top 3 of the class Cadet field. In the final Kasey moved into 2nd only to be held up whilst navigating a lapped driver. This allowed the leader to skip away and Kasey dropped to 4th. Kasey was very happy with his Kosmic Rocky chassis saying "it just feels like its on rails"!


Sarah looked to be cruising during the heats her Kosmic TS28 chassis seemed to the package to have after some convincing heat wins. In the final however Sarah had a technical issue with her engine and was forced to pull in whilst holding down 3rd spot.



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