Close contests expected from kart racers

Last updated 05:00 08/03/2014

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Tight racing is likely to be the order of the day at the second round of the Top Half kart series in Hamilton tomorrow.

More than 100 karters from around the North Island contested the opening round in Rotorua last month and a similar number of entries is expected for the event at the AgriSea Raceway near Mystery Creek.

Connor Davison was the top scorer in the Cadet Raket class at Rotorua with three wins from five starts. But there were at least 10 of the 23 entrants among the lead group during races, with seven drivers attaining top-three podium finishes across the five heats.

In the new Cadet ROK class (for six-11 year-olds), which is set to supersede the Cadet Raket category. round winner Cullern Thorby was one of five racers who claimed a place on the podium in at least one of the heats. 

The action was just as close at the front of the combined Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha (10-13 yrs)/Vortex Mini Rok (10-13 yrs) class, which were won by Ben Morrison (Vortex Mini ROK) and Liam Lawson (JR Yamaha). The combined class attracted 24 entries with eight drivers standing on the podium at least once across the five heats.

Other drivers keen to build on their class points leads are Aidan Robson (Formula Junior), James Blair (125cc Rotax Max Lght), Caleb Hartley (125cc Rotax Max Heavy), CJ Sinclair (Open) and Graham Knight (Clubsport 120).

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- Waikato Times

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