Wins split as new MSA Kart series kick off at Whilton
Organiser: Super One When: May 28/29 Where: Whilton Mill, Northants Championships: MSA British Kart Championships
The start of the new British Kart Championships attracted a grid of 21 karts and, with the biggest prize in karting at stake, mistakes in this three-round series could not be afforded.
Dean Macdonald looked strong from the outset cruising to victory in the first Senior final, but it was by no means a comfortable one. After problems on Saturday, Jacob Stilp had to start from row five but was by far quickest on track and one more lap would have probably seen him take victory.
It was no surprise when Mad Croc driver Stilp, sporting a Jules Bianchi livery, stormed away to take the second final by almost two seconds. Macdonald did the opposite, going backwards to sixth.
After being excluded from Junior qualifying, Kiern Jewiss had a lot of work to do but his experience showed as he came through to start fourth in the first final. From there he took victory but was kept honest by team-mate Johnathan Hoggard.
The second final was a fight between Jewiss and Callum Bradshaw, with the latter taking the lead on lap five. But as Jewiss repassed the former leader, Bradshaw fell to fifth. Up ahead Hoggard was once again in close pursuit of Jewiss who eventually came off at the last corner. That left Hoggard to take victory.