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Heavy rain forced racing to be abandoned after only three of the seven classes had completed the required four heats at the latest round of this year's CRC Speedshow-backed Top Half kart series in Auckland on Sunday. 13TopHalfAuckYamLightRhysTinneyleadsCallumGibbsSamCarpenterandDionPitt (2).jpg

The result was that series and bonus points were only awarded in those classes, Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha, Formula Junior and 100cc Yamaha Light.

Hamilton's Rhys Tinney made the best of the different conditions in 100cc Yamaha Light, sharing heat wins with Tuakau driver Jonathan Buxeda, but ending up two points ahead thanks to a second in the first heat and third in the third.

Aucklander Arran Crighton continued on his winning way in Formula Junior, the class winner in the dry at the first two rounds of this year's CRC Speedshow series making it three in a row with three heat wins from four.

NZ#2 Kaleb Ngatoa made the long trip up from the Manawatu worthwhile, meanwhile, with a close - just the one point - victory over Hamilton driver Reece Hendl-Cox in Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha.

Heading the points in the other classes before the meeting was abandoned were Mitchell Osborne (125cc Rotax Max Light), Mark Oudney (125cc Rotax Max Heavy), Steve Carter (Clubsport 120), and Samuel Wright (Cadet). 13TopHalfAuckRotaxLightMitchellbeachleadsBaileyMcIntoshandGraemeLambert-1 (2).jpg

This year's CRC Speedshow-backed Top Half series consists of four rounds with the final to be hosted by the KartSport Tokoroa club on Sunday July 07.


2013 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series
Round 3 results

100cc Yamaha Light
1. Rhys Tinney 125 points; 2. Jonathan Buxeda 123; 3. Corey Green 123; 4. Sam Carpenter 114; 5. Jason Butterworth 108; 6. Blair Holdom 105

Formula Junior Updated 20-6-13
1. Arran Crighton 124 points; 2. Dylan Hallberg 120; 3. James Blair 114, 4. Connor Westbury 112; 4. ; 5. Conor Adam 111; 6=. Adam Robson 104 & Dylan Smith 104.

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1. Kaleb Ngatoa 123 points; 2. Reece Hendl-Cox 122; 3. Matthew Payne 120; 4. Jaden Ransley 115; 5. Lachlan Smith 112; 6. Hunter Cheetham 101

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

Rhys Tinney (#20) leading Callum Gibbs, Sam Carpenter and Dion Pitt in one of the 100cc Yamaha Light heats. Mitchell Beach (#29) has the lead on the first lap of the second 125cc Rotax Max Light race, and Kaleb Ngatoa (#2) scored a close round victory in Junior Restricted 100cc Yamaha. Photo credit: Fast Company/Ross MacKay 

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