Top karters blast into the history books
MATTHEW Wall, Pierce Lehane and Cian Fothergill etched their names into karting history in the final round of the CIK Stars of Karting Series in Melbourne.
The trio now have their names alongside Jamie Whincup, Mark Winterbottom, Michael Caruso, Tim Slade, Andrew Thompson and Ryan Briscoe after being crowned champions in the Pro Gearbox (KZ2), Pro Junior (KF3) and Pro Light (KF1) categories respectively last weekend
Wall, who finished second behind series debutant David Sera in last weekend’s final, entered the meeting 14 points behind championship leader Kel Treseder. But after a strong run on his home circuit he finished six points clear at the top of the standings.
‘‘This is simply an amazing feeling,’’ Wall says. ‘‘I’m 32, so my time at the top is running out and this championship is something I wanted more than anything else.
‘‘The Pro Gearbox category and the CIK Stars of Karting Series this year have been great. We’ve got the best drivers racing, so when you win a round or a championship you certainly earn it.’’
With his victory Wall claimed the John Pizarro trophy and will be on the grid at the SuperNats in Las Vegas in November.
Fothergill was the dominant driver in the Pro Light division, winning five of the eight events.
He was outpaced at the weekend by Mentone racer Adam Hughes, who was making his debut in the series aboard a Kosmic kart.
They’ve got the power: talented karters Matthew Wall, Pierce Lehane and Cian Fothergill cleaned up in Melbourne.