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MEMORIES ARE FOREVER!

Kartsport Dunedin held its first ever Memorial meeting on the 10th of March, we were pleasantly met with sunny skies and a great turn out from members with us all having our personal memories of the 3 people we were racing for.Fraser (2).jpg

The Proctor Memorial has been run for many years in the Open class field for Dave Proctor who was taken in a motorcycle accident not far from the Club in a flooded river. It was a hotly contested class with a wide range of different motors battling it out on the track. It came down to the final with only Craig McDonald (KZ2) and Regan Freeman (KZ2) in with the only chances of taking the trophy. A coming together after laps of close racing meant Craig would take the top podium spot followed by Freeman and Josh King (Rotax) in 3rd.

The John Alexander Memorial is run for the 30 years plus (masters) Yamaha KT class; this is the fourth year of the club celebrating John’s life. John was a regular face around the club over 20 years having taken on many positions within the Club. Numbers were down this year compared to previous but racing was just as close until Chris Cayford took a DQ to hand the trophy to Daniel Harvey from Barrie Lay.

Fresh in the Club member’s minds was a recent lost of not only our only Grade One Race Official but an all-round good bloke, Peter Fraser. The Fraser family presented two brand new trophies to the Club to be run for in Peter’s memory. One each for Rotax Light & Rotax Heavy it was fitting these were the run by two very competitive groups. Heavy ended up being a two horse race with both Mark Ahlfeld and Daniel Harvey taking a win each in the heats, meaning it was all or nothing in the Final. Harvey starting from pole took the trophy for its first time from Ahlfeld and out of town driver Martin Marshall was 3rd.

Rotax Light was not as close as Josh King carried on his Club Champs form to take top spot from the day’s crowd favorite, Peter’s son AJ Fraser who showed with a heat win in race 4 there is still plenty to come from him. Other young gun Oliver Shearer managed 3rd after being taking out in heat 3, and not to be out done by her younger sibling it was only fitting Peter’s daughter Morgan was right there in the mix finishing 4th.

In the support classes Junior was won by Liam Young in a clean sweep from new member Todd Cruthers and in a growing Cadet field the experience of Jack Martinac gave him 4 race wins to take the class from up and coming driver Marissa Ahlfeld. One of our newest drivers James Black showed racing is in the blood by not only taking 3rd but getting the “driver of the day” trophy. The only other driver of the day to take a heat win besides Martinac was Jack Cayford who showed improvement comes with more time in the seat. Overall a successful day that was finished off with a few drinks talking about our lost ones….. RIP.

Photo is Morgan Fraser (88) leading brother AJ (87) as they race for Dad. Photo taken by Holly Young Photography

Report and picture from Daniel Harvey, President, KartSport Dunedin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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