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MORE WINS FOR O'MEARA-HUNT AND 

ROONEY AT WAITARA

 

The wins kept on coming for 2015/16 Bayleys WPKA Goldstar class champions Rianna O'Meara-Hunt and Jackson Rooney at the series' annual season-ending one-day 'Championship' meeting in Taranaki on Sunday.16BayleysGoldstarChampmeetFJuniorRiannaOMearaHunt-1.jpg

O'Meara-Hunt from Wellington won three of the five Formula Junior class heats to claim overall day victory in that class while Jackson Rooney from Palmerston North won three of his five Vortex Mini ROK heats as well as the stand-alone class Grand Prix race to top score in that class. 

The pace was fast and furious in the cool, dry conditions at host club KartSport Taranaki's Todd Energy Raceway at Waitara, with O'Meara-Hunt twice lowering the track lap record in her class before Tom Greig from Palmerston North claimed it for himself.

Greig also won the Junior Grand Prix race after finally taking the lead on the last lap, and ended up a close second (there was just one point in it) behind O'Meara-Hunt in the Formula Junior class standings with second-generation Hawke's Bay racers Zac Stichbury and Ronan Murphy third and fourth respectively.

Second both for the day and in the Vortex Mini ROK class Grand Prix was top local driver Thomas Boniface with Ryan Crombie third in class and fourth in the Grand Prix race.16BayleysGoldstarChampmeetVorMiniROKJacksonRooney-1.jpg

Three heat race wins were also enough to give reigning New Zealand Sprint champion Mason Potter overall victory in the Cadet ROK class,  though it was fellow Aucklander Liam Sceats who won the class Grand Prix race from Potter, Logan Manson and class round runner-up and first heat race winner Kaden Probst.

In the Senior classes Zach Zaloum dominated 125cc Rotax Max Heavy with four heat wins from five starts, while victory in 125cc Rotax Max Light went to young gun Jacob Cranston from Senior Grand Prix race winner Ethan Hourigan and James Higgins.

Brent Hickmott, meanwhile, proved the man to beat in ClubSport 120, winning four of his five heats to lead home the winner of the other heat, Braden Parsons and the consistent Brent Robinson in the day standings. 

                                                                       
2015/16 Bayleys WPKA Championships Sun June 05 2016, Todd Energy Raceway, Waitara, Taranaki 

RESULTS

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1. Jacob Cranston; 2. Ethan Hourigan; 3. 3. James Higgins; 5. Jonathan Dwyer 

125cc Rotax Max Heavy
1. Zach Zaloum; 2. Campbell Jamieson; 3. Ashley Higgins; 4. Jayden Smith; 5. Francois Rauterbach    

ClubSport 120
1. Brent Hickmott; 2. Braden Parsons; 3. Brent Robinson; 4. Garth Lacey; 5. Richard Krogh; 6. Roger Pepperell           

Formula Junior
1. Rianna O'Meara-Hunt; 2. Tom Greig; 3. Zac Stichbury; 4. Ronan Murphy; 5. Riley Jack; 6. Cameron Spargo                      

Vortex Mini ROK
1. Jackson Rooney; 2. Thomas Boniface; 3. Ryan Crombie; 4. Logan Smith; 5. Riley Spargo; 6. Zeal Jones. 

Cadet ROK
1. Mason Potter; 2. Kaden Probst; 3.Ryan Bell; 4. Logan Manson; 5. Liam Sceats; 6. Hugo Neale

GPs

Senior GP
1. Ethan Hourigan; 2. Jacob Cranston; 3. James Higgins; 4. Jayden Smith; 5. Braden Parsons

Junior GP
1. Tom Greig; 2. Rianna O'Meara-Hunt; 3. Ronan Murphy; 4. Riley Jack; 5. Frank May; 6. Zac Stichbury

Vortex Mini ROK GP
1. Jackson Rooney; 2. Thomas Boniface; 3. Riley Spargo; 4. Ryan Crombie; 5. Logan Smith; 6. Louis Redshaw

Cadet ROK GP
1. Liam Sceats; 2. Mason Potter; 3. Logan Manson; 4. Kaden Probst; 5. Tom Bewley; 6. Ryan Bell

CAPTIONS: Concluding their 2015/16 Bayley's WPKA Goldstar Series with wins at the standalone Championship meeting at Waitara on Sunday were Rianna O'Meara-Hunt (#3 Formula Junior) Jackson Rooney (#30 Vortex Mini ROK), and Jacob Cranston (#93 125cc Rotax Max Light) Photo credit: Fast Company/Vicky Jack

CALENDAR 2014/15 Bayleys WPKA Goldstar Series

Rnd 1 Nov 08 2015 Todd Energy Raceway Waitara Taranaki
Rnd 2 Dec 06 2015 Manawatu Toyota Raceway Palmerston North Manawatu
Rnd 3 March 06 2016 Wynns Raceway Kaitoke Wellington
Rnd 4 May 01 2016 Chemz Raceway Roy's Hill Hastings Hawke's Bay
WPKA Championships June 05 2016 Todd Energy Raceway Waitara Taranaki

 

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



 


 
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