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September Club day Report
By Will E Pass
Spring may have sprung, but it was a cold and windy club day for this month nonetheless. Plenty of eager drivers turned out for a run and for many there was plenty of fun to be had with the final finishing under lights.
Junior National Light was one of the most exciting classes for the weekend with MKC’s Matt McLean performing superbly and notching up a 100% record – three wins from three starts. In the first race there was some solid battling with Christian Morina before Matt claimed victory and in the following races he showed a clean pair of heels. McLean’s Monaco kart was quick, pushing to the front in every race and the times reflected this with Matt punching out a 45.6 second lap time. McLean has been working hard all year and the speed has been there, so this result is a welcome reward.
In Junior National Heavy it was another ‘MKC Matt’ who had the pace, as Matt Lane continued to vindicate the move to the class (from light) as he pretty much had the pace for the whole weekend. Matt won two races, setting the fastest time in the first outing in what was a thrilling finish. Lane’s kart was even quicker in the second race and he would have been on for three from three were it not for a loose axel in the final. However the points were still good enough for him to snag second for the day.
Clubman Light was very exciting too, with John Reynolds shooting out of the gate like a scalded cat and winning the first heat comfortably. In the second race experienced steerer Ash Arora snagged the win and Ash managed to prevail comfortably in the final. John was clearly next fastest in what was a great performance in the class.
Clubman Superheavy was a quiet affair with Mick Fisher wrapping up the titles with three wins from three starts and MKC’s Steve Polak locking down second place. The battle for 2nd in the championship is still red hot though the Mal Hunt returning for the last clubday and only 170 points separating Mal and Steve.
In Clubman Over 40s Bruce McLean also improved his championship position winning two races and taking the day with a solid margin. Bruce has been very quick of late and championship leader Tony Westaway (also driving a MKC Monaco setup) might have his work cut out as the year winds down).
In Sportsman Heavy MKC Kosmic driver Richard Camilleri won the day with Andrew Yuill hot on his heels. Richard drove aggressively in the first race, but cruised ion the final. In the early stages of this race Yuill threatened, but then Camilleri managed to pull away. There was some great racing back in the pack too.
In Tag Restricted it was an easy win to Luke Medley, who has returned to the sport after a long break. Luke was followed home by the experienced Brad Carless and newcomer MKC B-Max driver Ben Freeman kept the leaders honest with his first trophy, and a very solid 3rd. Well done Ben! MKC’s pilot extraordinaire Alex Limon also enjoyed some great battling and was unlucky to finish off the podium.
In the P plate class there was plenty of excitement with Andreos Kazakos doing well to win. He was followed by Wayne Morgan and Alex Stumpf. A special mention goes to Zack Cerato who drove well in his first race, as did Craig Westwood in his superbly turned out Tecno.
It was a great club day with many MKC drivers finishing on the podium and lots of fun with the finals being under lights. We will see you next month for the Class Titles.