RIVALS TRIP UP AS HARVEY TAKES WIN NUMBER TWO Bassingham Kart star Jack Harvey stormed to his second win in the Rotax Mini-Max class of the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship at the Three Sisters circuit at the weekend. The Allens Group...
RIVALS TRIP UP AS HARVEY TAKES WIN NUMBER TWO
Bassingham Kart star Jack Harvey stormed to his second win in the Rotax Mini-Max class of the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Championship at the Three Sisters circuit at the weekend.
The Allens Group backed racer was on a high after beating his rivals in the previous round three-weeks earlier. A perfect weekend was sealed on Sunday afternoon when he took full advantage of his rival's loss of concentration to take the chequered flag for the second time this year.
Three stunning runs in the heats meant that the 11-year-old Strawberry Racing driver lined up in second position for the final. Contact with one of his rivals put him on the grass at the opening corner and dropped him to third on the first lap.
However, a fantastic second lap by the youngster allowed him to take the lead as he and another racer worked together to break away from the rest of the field.
After leading for almost three quarters of the race his rival managed to make a move for the lead stick and demoted Jack to second place, with just a handful of laps left to run.
Jack had worked out a couple of places where he new he could find a way back past on the final lap and was content to sit behind him and snatch victory and hold onto it in the last tour.
However, he was instead gifted the lead of the race when his rival misjudged the length of the race and pulled into the pits, believing that he had won the race on the penultimate lap.
A puzzled but very happy Harvey crossed the line with a commanding lead to take his second win of the season in the Stars series and what he believes is the lead of the championship.
"I couldn't what he was doing when he pulled into the pits before the flag," said Jack afterwards. "I saw him hold his hand up as we crossed the start/finish line the lap before and when he pulled off the circuit I told myself that I hadn't seen the chequered flag yet so I kept going and went round again."
"I didn't have the straight line speed that he did, but I knew that I could have got back past him again anyway as I'd lined up a couple of corners and saw that there was room and had decided that an attempt on the last lap was my best bet. But in the end I didn't need to do that."
"I'm really happy to have taken another win. The team worked really hard and the kart was just fantastic this weekend. I want to carry on this form for the rest of the year now and keep on winning and that's what we'll be aiming to do," he added.
Jack will be back in action next weekend as he returns to the Rotax Super One Championship at the Rowrah circuit. His testing form at the venue and his current race pace means that he will be looking to repeat his Stars results in this series too.
"We've done a lot of testing and development work at Rowrah and I'm determined to keep this momentum going so I can't wait for next weekend," added Jack.