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It was Ashton Grant’s turn to pocket the $500 ‘Dash for Cash’ prize at the third round of this year’s Hampton Downs Top18H-DTopHalfRnd3WhangCashwinnerAshtonGrantRotLight2actionlr-1 (002).jpg Half Series’ round at Whangarei’s WRB Karting Supplies Raceway on Sunday.

This time the Giltrap Group/Robert Cunningham Construction/Duffett Doors-backed Dash-For-Cash race was contested by the Urban Performance 125cc Rotax Light class. Grant made it to the front after just four laps from the reverse grid start and crossed the line just over four seconds in front of Sam Hunter with local ace – and overall class winner for the round – Braedan Snowden third.

With over 100 entries the day was one of the biggest hosted by the KartSport Whangarei club. Racing was close in all classes with only one driver – Liam Sceats in Supreme Kart Supplies Vortex ROK DVS – claiming a five heat clean sweep.

Other class winners at the meeting were Maxim Kirwan (International Kart Supplies Cadet ROK), Mitchell Sparrow18H-DTopHalfRnd3WhangJnrVortDVSLiamSceats23actionlr-1 (002).jpg (Supreme Kart Supplies Vortex Mini ROK), Ryan Crombie (Spartan Auto Dismantlers Junior Rotax), Bond Roby (Right Karts Rotax DD2), Caleb Hartley (TCB Motorsport Rotax Max Heavy) and Stephen Muggeridge (WRB Karting Supplies ClubSport 120).

There is now a break of just over two months until the final round of this year’s Hampton Downs Top Half Series at Tokoroa on Sunday November 11.

CAPTIONS:  Auckland driver Ashton Grant (Rotax Max Light #27) was the big winner at Whangarei, beating a class Rotax Max Light field to take the $500 ‘Dash for Cash race. Class winners at the meeting included Bond Roby (Rotax DD2 #17), Liam Sceats (Junior Vortex DVS #23) and Maxim Kirwan (Cadet ROK #4). Photo credit: Fast Company/Emilee Jane Photography.

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More information on this year's Top Half series can be found on KartSport New Zealand's website  http://www.kartsport.org.nz/events/2018-top-half-series and Facebook page www.facebook.com/TopHalfSeries 


2018 Hampton Downs Top Half Series Calendar

Rnd 1: Sun August 12 Speedworks Raceway Hamilton
Rnd 2: Sun Sept 09 Giltrap Group Raceway Auckland
Rnd 3: Sun Sept 30 Business Coaching NZ Raceway Whangarei
Rnd 4: Sun Nov 11 Stihl Shop Tokoroa Raceway Tokoroa


Prepared by FAST COMPANY on behalf of KartSport New Zealand. To find out more about the 2018 Hampton Downs Top Half Series contact Ross MacKay on 021 677 919 or via e-mail at ross@fastcompany.co.nz


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