KART­ING RE­PORT

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - By Henry Beaudette

Jonathan Hog­gard and Oliver Hodg­son sealed the MSA Ju­nior and Se­nior ti­tles in the fi­nal round of this year’s Su­per One Se­ries.

For Hog­gard, the sit­u­a­tion was quite clear cut and he was able to cruise home in sev­enth place, well be­hind the vic­to­ri­ous Mor­gan Porter, to win the MSA Ju­nior crown but Hodg­son’s tri­umph was more tense.

Trail­ing Dean Macdon­ald com­ing into the week­end, Hodg­son won both heats and both fi­nals to snatch the Bri­tish ti­tle away from his ri­val, who bat­tled from the back of the grid in both heats but then in­curred a nosecone penalty in fi­nal one, which ul­ti­mately gave Hodg­son the edge.

The third MSA ti­tle on of­fer, the cov­eted MSA Cadet crown, had al­ready been won by Harry Thomp­son but Thomp­son, who had also claimed the ABKC Cadet Honda ti­tle with a round to spare, ended his Cadet ca­reer in fine style with vic­tory in both classes.

Like Thomp­son, Jen­son But­ter­field had al­ready won the Mini Max cham­pi­onship but he took an­other win in the fi­nal round with Jonny Edgar seal­ing sec­ond in the stand­ings and a place in the Ro­tax Grand Fi­nals.

Ev­ery other class in ac­tion went right down to the wire with sev­eral ti­tles only be­ing de­cided on the last lap of the last race of a typ­i­cally gru­elling sea­son.

Joe Turney had to hold his breath as a last minute shower turned the fi­nal lap of the Ju­nior Ro­tax fi­nal into a lot­tery. How­ever sev­enth place was enough to take the ti­tle as Wil­liam Pet­titt claimed the race win. Turney, along with Pet­titt and Hog­gard, will go

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