McLeod's day in Dubbo 24 August, 2003 - The action was nothing short of scintillating at the Lincoln County Raceway in Dubbo at the final day of the fourth round of the Dunlop Australian CIK Karting Championship today. In the elite Formula A...
McLeod's day in Dubbo
24 August, 2003 - The action was nothing short of scintillating at the Lincoln County Raceway in Dubbo at the final day of the fourth round of the Dunlop Australian CIK Karting Championship today.
In the elite Formula A class the lead changed almost every lap between Championship leader, CRG driver Jason Hryniuk, JT Team Arrow's Matthew Wall and Trulli Kart pilot Barclay Holden. While Wall fell off the pace towards the end of the Final Hryniuk and Holden came together with half a lap of the finish allowing third placed and Azzurro pilot Richard McLeod to pick up the pieces and take the victory, his first in several years.
"I back off first because I knew I was on the outside, then when those two got together the could hardly contain my smile. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time and staying cool under pressure," smiled the 1993 Champion, McLeod.
New Zealand CRG driver, Wade Cunningham finished second ahead of early race leader, Wall.
South Australian Omega driver Tyson Pearce led the early running of the Intercontinental C final but was overcome by Fuchs Silkolene pilot Andrew Thompson who went on to record the victory. Joshua "glamour boy" Pontello recovered from a disappointing day yesterday to finish second albeit a lengthy distance behind the "Byron Bay Bullet". Pearce held on for third.
Trulli karts dominated the Intercontinental A class with Glenn Powles winning his third round of the Championship ahead of fellow Trulli kart drivers, Tim Ball and John Martin making it a Trulli magnificent sight on the podium.
In the Junior Intercontinental A class Top Kart driver Kristian Lindbom won his third straight victory. After struggling yesterday Lindbom found pace in the drier conditions to dominate the final. Victorian Trulli driver Ben McCashney claimed second ahead of New Zealand driver Michael Burdett who made a last lap pass on Deepal Kandola for the final podium position.
Round 4 Dunlop Australian CIK Karting Championship
1. Richard McLeod
2. Wade Cunningham
3. Matthew Wall
1. Andrew Thompson
2. Joshua Pontello
3. Tyson Pearce
1. Glenn Powles
2. Tim Ball
3. John Martin
Junior Intercontinental A
1. Kristian Lindbom
2. Ben McCashney
3. Michael Burdett