Last Sunday Glenburnie Raceway played host to the latest round of Mount Gambier Kart Clubs 2021 Club Championship. Drivers from Adelaide and Western Victoria joined the locals to provide good fields in all classes.
Early threatening rain soon disappeared as all racing was held in great conditions. Cadet 12s provided some great racing over the course of the three heats and final, with local Xavier Cain driving a faultless series of races taking wins in all four outings.
A pair of second and third placings rewarded Adelaide youngster William Cowie second place overall while third place was fought out between Southern Kart Club member Michael Lampasi and local Denver Herberston who finished the day on equal points, with Lampasi awarded the third with a result based on the 10-lap final.
A stand-out for the day was Mount Gambier’s Levi Jones who despite missing out on a podium result, showed great improvement with some new-found speed and competitiveness. KA4 Junior Light was dominated by Adelaide driver William Stevenson.
With Stevenson’s first time at the track, he quickly came to terms with the slippery track conditions early to take four wins from as many starts with Hayley Fewins finding pace as the race meeting unfolded, earning enough points to secure second place.
KA3 Junior was close all day with little in lap times between locals Charlie Evans and Brock Fewins. Both drivers lead heat races throughout the day, with Charlie being the first to greet the chequered flag in the heat races, before Fewins took control of the 10 lap final to lead from Start to Finish, while securing the fastest lap on his way to victory.
Tag Restricted Light provided some close racing with very little between all the place getters. Matt Hensel proved to quick for visiting drivers Daniel Linke and Andrew Stubbs.
Linke and Stubbs battled hard in the final with Stubbs getting the better of the two, but Linke earning enough overall points to take second step of the podium ahead of Stubbs.
Tag Restricted Medium provided some spectacular racing with seven points separating the who field at the conclusion of Racing. Multiple race winners over the course of the day saw the spoils of victory shared, but ultimately Liam Downs-Wooley came out on top taking the overall win ahead of Rick Amoroso in second and Tim Scarth in third.
Tag 125 Heavy had Adelaide driver Rob Cowie show the locals the back of his kart as he went on to win all four races. The minor placings were left to be sorted out between father son duo of Paul and Alex Clode.
In this case it was experience over youth winning out, with father Paul taking home the family bragging rights over Alex. Troy Moreland and Shane Moreland both drove well to secure first place in both KA3 Senior and TaG Light, respectively, with Andrew Harvey and Kelvin Moreland battling hard in Tag Heavy.
Despite pressure from Moreland, Harvey held strong to be awarded the silverware and the overall win. Coming off a triumphant City Of Adelaide Titles Last campaign last weekend, local driver Jack Ryan was keen to continue that winning feeling in the largest class of the weekend, the 4SS class.
With a reputation for encouraging close racing, the four Strokes provided plenty of on track action with a lot of different drivers getting involved in multiple battle packs over the day. A triumphant return to the sport saw Callan Belmonte go undefeated, despite a gallant charge from Matt Evans and Jack Ryan.
Glenburnie Raceway will next come alive in another four weeks time, with racing scheduled for Sunday May 16.