Nationally-ranked South Island karters Chris Cox, William Exton and Louis Sharp spearhead an impressive 70+ entry for the second, double-header, round of this year’s Properly Plastered-backed Mainland Series at Invercargill and Dunedin18SunbeltsRMLightChrisCox12 (002).jpg this weekend.

Cox, Exton and Sharp were three of the stand-out performers at the opening rounds of this year’s six-day/five venue series at the Insite-sponsored 2018 Sunbelts double-header meeting at  Blenheim and Nelson over Queen’s Birthday weekend and all three are entered for this weekend’s Southern Series double-header in the Deep South.

Exton, from Picton and Sharp from Christchurch, both lead the points in their respective classes (Exton Rotax Max Jnr, Sharp Vortex Mini ROK) after the first two rounds. Cox, meanwhile, enjoys the distinction of heading the points in not one but two classes, Open and Rotax Max Light, after winning both at the Sunbelts meeting in June.

There are good entries across all eight classes with  Rotax Max Heavy (15) and Rotax Max Light (11) the best supported18SunbeltsBriggsLO2016LightTonyDyer64 (002).jpg on the Senior classes and 11 across the two weight divisions in  the new club-level Briggs LO206 4-stroke category.

There is an equally impressive entry across the three Junior classes with 15 entered in Rotax Max Junior and 11 each in Vortex Mini ROK and Cadet ROK.

After the Southern Series double header round in Invercargill and Dunedin this weekend the fifth and sixth round double header final will be hosted by Christchurch club KartSport Canterbury at its annual Garden City Championships meeting over the September 29/30 weekend.

CAPTIONS: Drivers to watch at the Southern Series meetings in Invercargill and Dunedin this weekend include early class points leaders Chris Cox (Rotax Max Light #120) and Tony Dyer (Briggs LO206 Light). Fast Company/Rebecca Maling-BM Photography. Picton’s William Exton (Rotax Max Jnr # SI Photo credit Fast Company/Vicky Jack) and Christchurch’s Louis Sharp (Vortex Mini ROK #21 Photo credit Fast Company/Graham Hughes) are also expected to do well.


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Points after Rnds 1 & 2 of 6.

1. Chris Cox 295 points; 2. Jack Noble-Adams 250; 3. Shawn O’Hara 248.

Rotax Max Light
1. Chris Cox 302 points; 2. Caleb Huston 272; 3. Jack McLaren 267; 4. Andrew Boughton 241; 5. Cameron Hay 238; 6. Sam Van Der Byl 233

Rotax Max Heavy
1. Kevin Barker 254 points; 2. Duncan Barrett 239; 3. Arron Black 234; 4. Kyle Rankin 228; 5.Sam O’Malley 223; 6. Derryn French 220. 

Briggs LO206 Heavy
1. Jason Richards 317 points; 2. Nathan Clive 309; 3. Kerry Diamond 270GG18NatSprintChampsVortexMiniROKLouisSharp21lr-1 (002).jpg

Briggs LO206 Light
1. Tony Dyer 317 points; 2. Tim Evans 265; 3. Stephen Topliss 262; 4. Carey Burr 254; 5. Blake Greenfield 251

Rotax Max Junior
1. William Exton 291 points; 2. Zachari Christensen 244; 3. Liam Pink 240; 4. Bo Hill 235; 5. Jacob Douglas 233; 6. Dominic Robertson 230.

Vortex Mini ROK     
1. Louis Sharp 289 points; 2. James Black 263; 3. Alex Crosbie 255; 4. Ollie Workman 254; 5. William Neale 240; 6. Chris White      

Cadet ROK
1. Arthur Brougham 297 points; 2. Lochy McGregor 295; 3. Izaak Fletcher 272; 4. Jacob Earley 256; 5. Samuel Knight 241; 6. Kohen Thompson 239

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Rmds 1 & 2:  Sunbelts Sprint Championships June 02-03 Blenheim & Nelson
Rnds 3 & 4: Southern Series August 18-19 Invercargill & Dunedin
Rnds 5 & 6: Garden City Championships Sept 29-30 Christchurch

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