Glorious conditions for Kart Club Challenge

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THE third round of the Grampian Kart Club Boyndie Challenge on Sunday, (July 10) at the Boyndie Drome Circuit at Banff was held in glorious summer conditions after a damp start.

Finals – Race Reports:

Honda Cadets: A very tidy group of six karts took the green lights for the first final of the day. A train of karts was led by the number 19 kart of Robbie Souter ahead of Elliott McIntosh, Shaun Davidson, Ross McWilliam, Owen Dunbar and Craig Mann. By the chequered flag Souter had opened up a small gap and took the victory, with the result reflecting the race order. Even with no passing it was a good showing of kart control by the young drivers.

Mini Max: Jack Gordon led away from pole position ahead of Lewis Rae of Kemnay, James Doree-Pritchard, Liam Souter and James Wood. Souter moved to second on the second tour while Gordon opened up a considerable gap and took the victory. The race got spread with Rae and Souter taking second and third. Fourth was Doree-Pritchard ahead of Wood, Ross Shearer and Michael Ogilvie.

Junior Max : Connor Wilson and Andy Webb soon broke free from the pack. The duo circulated the track as one for the whole race. Wilson held his nerve and took the number 34 kart to victory and avenge the previous meeting. Alex Trives came home third after a fairly lonely race ahead of Lewis Moir, Emma Manson and Deborah Ogilvie.

Senior Max: Newmachar’s Tony Strachan took a lights to flag victory after early pressure from Kevin Ross and Gary Clark, with Ross and Clark making up the podium. Derek Strachan had been in fourth at the end of first lap but dropped down the order. A close battle developed between Keith Morris, Paul Collins and Gareth Boyers. Again this order remained the same at the chequered flag, with Grant Cheesewright taking seventh followed by Peter Jon-Cowe.

Prokarts: In the largest class of the day Chris Walker led away followed by Mark Wyness, Adrian Brodie, Richard Wyness, Chris Cowie and Leigh Baxter. Brodie took second at the end of Boyndie Straight from Mark Wyness. The following lap the Wyness cousins fought out third at Kevin Korner, which came out in favour of Richard. Chris Walker was being closed down by Brodie but had enough to take his third finals victory in the series. Brodie took second with Richard Wyness third and by Mark Wyness fourth. Fifth was Josh Williams followed by Samuel Ashton, Chris Cowie and Ken Langley.

ICC: Insch driver Neil Anderson led away from Jason Grant, Derek Kinghorn and John Robertson. Anderson opened a gap of 10 metres by half distance over Grant. Grant pulled back the gap and was on Anderson’s bumper at pit corner with two laps to go. However Grant took the wrong line at gate corner and took out his frustration by thumping the steering wheel up Boyndie straight. This allowed Anderson clear to take his first victory in a final. Kinghorn came home third a short distance back with Robertson fourth.

Gavin Sutherland presented the trophies in the clubhouse after the meeting.

Results:

Cadets: 1: Robbie Souter (Dyce); 2: Elliott McIntosh (Whitecairns); 3: Shaun Davidson (Longside)

Mini Max: 1: (Whitecairns); 2: Lewis Rae (Kemnay); 3: Liam Souter (Banff)

Junior Max: 1: Connor Wilson (Rothiemay); 2: Andrew Webb (Aberdeen); 3: Alex Trives (Aberdeen)

Prokarts: 1: Chris Walker (Aberlour); 2: Adrian Brodie (Aberchirder); 3: Richard Wyness (Aberdeen)

Senior Max: : 1: Tony Strachan (Newmachar); 2: Kevin Ross (Inverness); 3: Gary Clark (Banff)

ICC: 1: Neil Anderson (Insch); 2: Jason Grant (Nethy-Bridge); 3: Derek Kinghorn (Rothienorman)

The next meeting at Grampian Kart Club will be on Sunday, August 7. For more information visit the GKC website – www.grampiankartclub.com