Elliott weathers the Trulli storm 22 June, 2003 - West Australian driver Daniel Elliott snared his second consecutive Formula A victory in round three of the Dunlop Australian CIK Championship at Toowoomba's Greer Park Raceway today. The ...
Elliott weathers the Trulli storm
22 June, 2003 - West Australian driver Daniel Elliott snared his second consecutive Formula A victory in round three of the Dunlop Australian CIK Championship at Toowoomba's Greer Park Raceway today.
The 18-year-old started on the outside of Trulli kart pilot Barclay Holden for the 36-lap final. Holden led the field away through the opening couple of laps ahead of Elliott, Championship leader Jason Hryniuk, Azzurro driver Richard McLeod and Matthew Wall.
Holden ran wide several laps later allowing Elliott into the lead, also following the Birel kart driver through was Hryniuk, Wall and Mcleod.
While the pack hounded each other for the minor spots Elliot simply cleared off into the distance to have over a 2-second lead by mid race.
Holden had manouvered his way into second with a dozen laps remaining and began chasing down the race leader. As the laps wore down Holden was consistently lapping faster than Elliott to be reeling in the leader at a rate of two-tenths of a second per lap.
Elliott answered the challenge setting his fastest lap over the race over the closing laps to hold on for the victory. Holden claimed second ahead of JT Team Arrow's, Wall.
Finishing fourth was enough for Hryniuk to hold on to his Championship lead aboard his Rainer & Leech CRG.
Queensland JT Team Arrow driver William Yarwood took out Intercontinental C ahead of Pettaras Press BRM's Justin Ruggier. Tyson Pearce claimed the final podium position after a had a good dice with Intercontinental C debutant Andrew Thompson.
Victorian driver Glenn Powles was dominating in his performance throughout the weekend in Intercontinental A to claim the victory in his Remo Racing Trulli kart.
New Zealand CRG driver Mitch Cunningham hounded Powles during the early running but was unable to match Powles' pace. PCR's Matthew Muller also got the better of a battle with Cunningham to claim the runner up spot.
Top Kart pilot Kristian Lindbom continued his dominance of Junior Intercontinental A class remaining undefeated throughout the weekend. Lindbom was challenge early in the day by PCR livewire Blake Simpson.
After running second Simpson had a coming together on the final lap with James Baudzus ending his event two corners shy of the chequered flag.
The demise of Simpson and Baudzus elevated Daniel Erickson and Ashley Walsh onto the podium.
The next round of the Dunlop Australian CIK Championship will be held at the Dubbo Raceway in New South Wales on August 23/24.
Full Results can be found at www.auscikchampionship.com.