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After an all-action opening round at the Sulphur City Sprint meeting in Rotorua in early February this year the ProKart Series fires back into action headlining the Point 2 Point Citrus meeting at Te Puke this weekend.16SulphurCityKZ2SimeonWoolseyleadsMarkWheelerlr-1 (2).jpg

Auckland teenager Simeon Woolsey was the big mover in the premier KZ2 class at the Sulphur City meeting and heads to the KartSport Bay of Plenty club's Te Puke Auto Electric Raceway at Fagan's Valley with a two point lead over fellow young gun Aaron Wilson in the series points standings.

Woolsey and Wilson are part of a new youth wave in the KZ2 class, with another two point gap between Wilson and third placed Logan Brown from Auckland and just the one point separating Brown and Hamilton ace Rhys Tinney, and Tinney and Auckland's Connor Westbury.

This weekend's meeting also sees the return of two of the class's other impressive young drivers, Mitch Brown and Jordan Morris. 

Leo Bult and Roger Beuvink also make their 2016 series debut in the KZ2 Masters class, while local man Dave Brennan is back in the KZ2 Restricted class.16SulphurCityKZ2RestrictedJaredMacKenzielr-1 (2).jpg

Aucklander Jared MacKenzie heads the points standings going into the weekend in the KZ2 Masters class, with former Stock Car ace Graeme Lambert from Mangakino second, series' promotor Steve Brown third and fellow vets Mark Lane and Mark Wheeler fourth and fifth respectively.

Defending class title holder Garry Cullum has an early series lead, meanwhile, in KZ2 Restricted, with Aaron Cunningham second and Shaun Curran and Andrew Jackson tied for third.

There will be action at Te Puke Auto Electric Raceway at Fagan's Valley on both days this weekend with qualifying and two heats for the ProKart Series classes on Saturday and the remaining heat/s and Pre-Finals and Finals on Sunday.

The KartSport Bay of Plenty club is also running a full schedule of support classes including Cadet ROK, Vortex Mini ROK, Rotax Max Junior and 125cc Rotax Max Light and Heavy.16SulphurCityKZ2RestrictedGarryCullumlr-1 (2).jpg

ProKart Series drivers to watch at Te Puke this weekend include class points leaders Simeon Woolsey (KZ2 #51), Jared MacKenzie (KZ2 Masters #73) and Garry Cullum (KZ2 Restricted #96). Photo credit: Fast Company/Graham Hughes

2016 ProKart Series
Points after Rnd 1
1. Simeon Woolsey 40 points; 2. Aaron Wilson 38; 3. Logan Brown 36; 4. Rhys Tinney 35; 5. Connor Westbury 34. 

KZ2 Masters
Points after Rnd 1
1.  Jared MacKenzie 40 points; 2. Graeme Lambert 38; 3 Steve Brown 36; 4. Mark Lane 35; 6. Mark Wheeler 34

KZ2 Restricted
Points after Rnd 1 
1. Garry Cullum 40 points; 2. Aarron Cunningham 38; 3=. Shaun Curran & Andrew Jackson 36; 5. Gerhard Benadie 34; 6.  Connor Adam 33


2016 ProKart Series
Rnd 1: Sulphur City Sprint,  Rotorua Feb 13-14
Rnd 2: Citrus, Te Puke Apr 16-17
Rnd 3: Glen Tremain Snr Memorial, Tokoroa May 14-15
Rnd 4: Winter Cup, Hamilton June 11-12



Prepared by FAST COMPANY on behalf of KartSport New Zealand. To find out more about the 2016 Citrus meeting contact Ross MacKay on 021 677 919 or via e-mail at ross@fastcompany.co.nz




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