Com­peti­tors brave heat as rac­ing kicks off

Pilbara News - - Sport - Alec Nor­man

Rac­ing kicked off for 2016 at the Kar­ratha Kart Club last Satur­day with 21 com­peti­tors brav­ing the heat and hu­mid­ity to lay down the first rubber for the year.

The Cadet 9 ju­nior class was a close bat­tle be­tween Lin­coln Drew and Con­nor Grey with Drew even­tu­ally tak­ing the hon­ours.

In only his se­cond race meet­ing, Donny Davis im­pressed, fin­ish­ing third over­all.

The TAG 125 se­nior class re­ceived a healthy boost in num­bers as a num­ber of com­peti­tors grad­u­ated from the Re­stricted 125 class.

Rac­ing was hard-fought all night with three dif­fer­ent win­ners over the four races.

Con­tro­versy struck in the fi­nal race when both front-row driv­ers failed to start the race.

Chris Smith mainly ben­e­fited, even­tu­ally fin­ish­ing on top for the night ahead of Adam Sin­clair and Steve Kasemets.

The Re­stricted 125 class pro­vided equally good view­ing with plenty of over­tak­ing and wheel rub­bing.

New­comer Hay­den Cartwright couldn’t be­lieve his luck when he took the lead in the fi­nal race af­ter a Brad­bury-es­que op­por­tu­nity pre­sented it­self early.

This was short-lived, how­ever, as Steve Kasemets fought back for the win but fin­ished se­cond on points over­all be­hind An­thony Beach.

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