18 October, 2003 - After coming tantalizingly close last year Trulli Kart driver Glenn Powles today wrapped up his maiden Intercontinental A Championship at opening day of competition of the final round in the 2003 Dunlop Australian CIK...
18 October, 2003 - After coming tantalizingly close last year Trulli Kart driver Glenn Powles today wrapped up his maiden Intercontinental A Championship at opening day of competition of the final round in the 2003 Dunlop Australian CIK Championship at Geelong, Victoria.
With the Numerkah driver finishing both heats and his only rival with a chance of overhauling him, Nick Lowe suffering a non-finish in his Birel Powles now has an unsurmountable lead entering the final day of this year's Championship tomorrow.
"It's great to have the Championship wrapped up this early in the weekend because the pressure is now off and I can go all out for the round win," said Powles this afternoon.
While Powles wrapped up the Intercontinental A Championship it was Birel's Chris Goodman who become the fifth different pole sitter of 2003. Throughout the heat races the action was frantic and full of action with Troy Woodger and Nick Lowe sharing the victories.
In the Formula A chase to the Championship the scene is being set for a scintillating day of action tomorrow with Barclay Holden being the pace setter throughout the day. "I had a drama in second qualifying with a stuck throttle sending me in to the tyres and we have lost a bit of pace but we are still confident of stealing the Championship tomorrow," spoke Holden.
Making the battle more interesting is the fact that Championship leader, Jason Hryniuk was suffering from a severe lack of pace needing to find something special if he will hold on to the Championship trophy tomorrow.
New Zealand driver, Ryan Grant has been the pace setter in Intercontinental C setting pole and winning both heats while Championship contenders Tyson Pearce and William Yarwood are simply focused on the Championship both consolidating the heat race points today. Third placed runner, Justin Ruggier suffered a gearbox problem in heat one effectively ending his chances of taking the Championship.
Top Kart dominated proceedings in the Junior Intercontinental A field with Deepal Kandola taking pole and Kristian Lindbom won the second heat race followed by Deepal Kandola and his younger brother, Amrit. JT Team Arrow's Paul Laskazeski won a hard fought opening heat race ahead of Kiwi, Michael Burdett and Lindbom.
Racing will continue tomorrow from 9:30am with the finals beginning at 1pm for the final round of the Dunlop Australian CIK Championship.
The Geelong Karting Circuit is located at Beckley Park, Geelong Road Corio adjacent to the Geelong trotting track approximately 5 kilometres north of Geelong.