It was a combination of superb weather and action today at Lincoln County Raceway Dubbo for day two of round four of the Sparco CIK Australian championships. The theme for the meeting so far for most classes has been the current class leaders ...
It was a combination of superb weather and action today at Lincoln County Raceway Dubbo for day two of round four of the Sparco CIK Australian championships.
The theme for the meeting so far for most classes has been the current class leaders being deposed by a resurgent chasing pack. To many, it was unexpected, to everyone a joy to watch these race long battles on a track that places driver skill at a premium.
Bart Price (Vega Tyres Intercontinental C), Barclay Holden (Formula A) and Ashley Walsh (Motor Quality Intercontinental A) had their colours lowered by superb performances from drivers who have been struggling until now for consistent form.
Junior Intercontinental A:
Top Kart's Kristian Lindbom heads a small but classy field after a second in heat one and bouncing back from sixth grid spot start in heat two to take the win with South Australian Trulli Kart driver, Paul Pittam showing superb form and an equally impressive Sydney driver, Richard Rapa, driving for Team Parolin third in the standings. Joshua Scott, driving for Team BRM is showing flashes of form and should be tough in the pre-finals and finals, so too Trulli Kart's Jake Williams, still chasing the ideal setup.
Motor Quality Intercontinental A:
Dramas from the word go with heat one red flagged due to a first corner incident which saw class debutante and pole man Deepal Kandola thrown from his kart after a violent coming together with fellow front row and team mate Paul Laskazeski, both drivers unhurt and able to take their place for the two heats. Kandola cartwheeled some four times at the end of the straight due to the incident, that also involved Trulli Kart driver, James Mann. Although Kandola was able to take his position, the team would assess the condition of the kart overnight. Laskazeski showed true grit from the restart to finish the day ahead of an in form John Martin, who finished on the podium here last year, enjoying his switch back to Trulli kart and current championship leader Ashley Walsh having to settle for third spot.
Vega Tyres Intercontinental C:
Arrow is definitely the kart to have in the Intercontinental C Class, presented by Vega Tyres, with Bart Price and Scott Harrison joint leaders with Blake Varney sitting in third. Mathew Sofi's run of bad luck continued when his cluch parted company from his CRG Chassis while holding a runaway lead in heat one, before he recovered to take out heat two in fine style.
Wollongong's Jason Burns, driving a Redspeed Chassis was the standout driver in Formula A, with dominant come from behind performances, whilst JT Team Arrow's Matthew Wall has been putting in some eye catching performances to sit second in the standings. Pieper Motorsport Birel's Daniel Elliot finished the day third. Current Championship Leader, Trulli's Barclay Holden has yet to show his hand, however the wily Queenslander always comes to the fore when the big points are on offer. CRG's Jason Hryniuk, who always excels at Lincoln County Raceway, is another putting in one of his season best performances.
With superb weather conditions forecast to continue and temperatures expected in the low twenties, tomorrow should see the battles in all classes continue to intensify in front of an expected large crowd at this magnificent venue.