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Pro Series Go kart Results

Pro Series Round 1

Friday 22nd 2019

 

After many months of planning it was time for the best of the best to compete. We are looking for the fastest drivers at Kingston Park Raceway and over the 6 rounds we will find that best and fastest drivers who will race off later in the year to find out who is the King or Queen of Kingston Park raceway.

To be in the event the drivers had to post a race time of better than 62.50 seconds on the Le Mans track in the last 24 months and invitations were sent to all drivers who qualified.

Pro Series Rd 1 was well contested with 15 drivers on the grid for race 1. Qualifying was run and all drivers were quick out of the box with karts circulating very quickly down in to the low 62 second bracket and we could see that this was an elite group who were here to race. Fastest qualifier with a 61.012 lap time was Dean Ferguson followed by Braydon Bateman and Jack Daniels in 3rd

Heat 1: The race started with all drivers coming out in qualifying order with Dean Ferguson  leading the karts down the straight for the first time. But the paced quickened as the karts exited corner 2 Joshua Manser speard down the inside of Cnr. 3 splitting the leaders and moved away from the pack. Bateman was in hot pursuit with Ferguson rounding out the top 3. They continued that way until lap 7 were Bateman positioned his kart on the outside of 7 as they entered the braking area and manged a squeeze pass as the entered the final lap. 1st was Batemen, 2nd Manser and 4 seconds in arears was Ferguson who had 6 karts with in .5 of a second all over his bumper

Heat 2 They were now in reverse order and that put our slower qualifiers up front on lap 1. The lights changed and all drivers took a more cautious approach to lap 1 and with the pack jammed up behind the leaders the fast runners were looking for a way around by lap 3. Jack Daniels make a break in lap 4 and was quickly chased by Dean Ferguson and Lewis Spencer who drove superbly to challenge for the lead on the last lap. 1st was Dean Ferguson who drove off the back of the grid, 2nd Lewis Spencer and 3rd came Jack Daniels (yes it is his real name)

Final: The points have been counted and the man off the front was our highest point score Dean Ferguson with Braydon Bateman in second place on the warm up lap. As the lights change Batman races into the first corner and hold the leader tight against the inside kerb slowing his exit. Jack Daniels sitting back in 5 th spot seizes the opportunity and runs wide into 4 and snatches the lead in lap 5.  He peels off two 61 second  laps and starts to cement a solid lead over his rivals as he races away to the final lap. Ferguson and bateman were unable to close the gap and ran in as they raced. 1st was Jack Daniels, 2nd Dean Ferguson and Braydon Bateman in 3rd. Fastest lap was 61.498 set by Jack Daniels.

It was a fast night of racing with the top 5 drivers in each heat dropping into the mid 61 second lap times. The drivers all commented on the speed of the karts and they all said they appreciated the higher level of marshalling for each race. From the towers point of view the racing was impressive and there were very few incidents throughout the evening which made our mechanics very happy so thanks to all for such an amazing display of good sportsmanship.

Here are the overall results for the Round 1 of the Pro Series karting event at Kingston Park Raceway

1st Dean Ferguson 174 points

2nd Jack Daniels   168 points

3rd Braydon Bateman  168 points

Fastest lap of the night was set by Dean Ferguson with a 61.012 lap in Heat 1

Next Round will be run on Friday 29th  March 2019

The Pro Series will be run on the last Friday of each month and runs over 6 months. Trophies are presented to the top 3 drivers at each round. If your looking to race in a well organised night of close racing with great competition, then you’re invited to call our events management team on 3826 2255 to enquire.