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Stuart Gould and Corey Green led the local charge at the second round of this year's  CRC Speedshow Top Half kart series at KartSport Bay of Plenty's Fagan's Valley Raceway near Te Puke on Sunday.TopHalfRnd2BoPRotHvyStuartGouldleadsAlexGriffin-1.jpg

Gould proved the man to beat in the 125cc Rotax Max Heavy class, winning four of the five heats while Green again came out of top in the battle for 100cc Yamaha Light class honours with two wins, two seconds and a third.

Both, however, had to work for their wins, KartSport Bay of Plenty clubmate Alex Griffin running Gould close in 125cc Rotax Max Heavy and both Brad Tremain from Tokoroa and Dion Pitt from Auckland sharing heat wins with Green in 100cc Yamaha Light.

In the other senior classes Aucklander CJ Sinclair won four of the five heats to take 125cc Rotax Max Light from Hamilton pair Mitchell Beach and Rhys Tinney while Cliff Walsh from the Eastern Bay of Plenty claimed a close victory over clubmate Steven Muggeridge and Rotorua driver Lesley Rawlinson in Clubsport 120.

In the Formula Junior class Auckland's Arran Crighton continued on his winning way greeting the chequered flag first in four of the five heats.  TopHalfRnd2BoPYamLightwinnerCoryGreen-1.jpg

Both NZ#3 Reece Hendl-Cox and Hamilton clubmate Daniel Wright had to fight for honours in their classes though, Hendl-Cox sharing heat wins in Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha with fellow podium finishers Matthew Payne and Liam Lawson from Auckland, and Wright one of six drivers - the others being NZ#1 Callum Hedge from the Bay of Plenty, Samuel Wright from Hamiilton, Joshua Parkinson from Auckland, Blake Evans from Rotorua and Flynn Osborne from Tokoroa - to claim a heat win in Cadet.

This year's CRC Speedshow-backed Top Half series consists of four rounds with the third to be hosted by the KartSport Auckland on Sunday June 16. 

2013 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series
Round results and points after Rnd 2 of 4
Updated 17-5-13

125cc Rotax Max Light
1. CJ Sinclair; 2. Mitchell Beach; 3. Rhys Tinney

125cc Rotax Max Heavy
1.  Stuart Gould; 2. Alex Griffin; 3. Scott Hancett

100cc Yamaha Light
1. Corey Green 206; 2. Jonathan Buxeda; 3. Brad Tremain 

Clubsport 120
1. Cliff Walsh; 2. Stephen Muggeridge; 3. Lesley Rawlinson

Formula Junior
1. Arran Crighton; 2. James Blair; 3. Blake Harris

Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha TopHalfRnd2BoPJRReeceHendl-Coxleads-1.jpg
1. Reece Hendl-Cox; 2. Matthew Payne; 3. Liam Lawson

1. Samuel Wright; 2. Flynn Osborne; 3. Joshua Parkinson

2013 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series
Rnd 1 April 14 KartSport Mt Wellington, Auckland
Rnd 2 May 12 KartSport Bay of Plenty, Te Puke
Rnd 3 June 16 KartSport Auckland
Rnd 4 July 07 KartSport Tokoroa, Tokoroa

Local drivers Stuart Gould (#29) and Alex Griffin (#48) battled it out in the 125cc Rotax Max Heavy class heats. Corey Green (#5) was again the pace-setter in the Senior 100cc Yamaha Light class. In Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha Reece Hendl-Cox leads Liam Lawson, Kaleb Ngatoa and Matthew Payne. Photo credit: Fast Company/Greg Henderson

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