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Sodi Kart NZ Outperforms Opposition at Blossom 47

Despite a weekend of fickle and changeable weather at Chemz Raceway in Hawke’s Bay, the Sodi brand again stamped itsLawson blossom.jpg authority on the competition, by winning outright the Cadet ROK and Rotax Max Junior classes, grabbing a podium in the Rotax Max Light class and showed much promise in the Vortex Mini ROK class. 

Auckland Rotax Max Junior driver Liam Lawson (#30) was unstoppable in the wet or dry conditions in his Sigma S3 chassis, winning 7 of 8 races over the weekend of the 47th annual Blossom meeting.  At one stage, Lawson was lapping the track up to 1s faster than the next kart due to expert setup skills from the Sodi Racing Team.  Testament to the quality of the chassis to drive, debutante Jarod Fisher from Nelson (#16) was 4th overall despite never having driven the kart before this event.  Auckland’s Ashton Grant was 6th in his Sodi kart also.Boniface blossom.jpg


Manawatu’s Jackson Rooney also recorded a dominant set of race wins in the Cadet ROK class, giving the Sodi Racing Team its second class win for the weekend.  This was supported by Liam Sceats who brought his Sodi kart home in 8th and Jenson Bate was 11th in this division.


10 year old Thomas Boniface from Taranaki (#67) was driving the successful ex-Lawson Nordica chassis for the first time after moving from Cadet to Vortex Mini ROK for this weekend, recording a 5th and 6th to complete the meeting in 9th overall.  The team struggled with performance issues but were only 2/10ths of a second off the pace in the final few races.  Boniface is expecting to improve before the next meeting with some testing planned to familiarise himself with the bigger chassis.


Local Hawke’s Bay driver, Jack Bridgman, was also very quick in his Rotax Max Light Celesta chassis gaining a 3rd place podium finish for the event.  The competition was left wondering what they needed to do to catch Bridgman who was supported by Ashley Higgins in 7th.  The event featured drivers such as British Champion Tiffany Chittenden, who could not match the pace of Bridgman and Higgins.Bridgeman blossom.jpg


International Kart Supplies (IKS) have been the NZ Sodi kart distributor for 4 years and the brand is promoted by eight-time national karting title holder Mathew Kinsman.  The group has collected 6 New Zealand titles to date and recorded a string of race and event podiums with the Sodi kart chassis across different classes.



CAPTIONS: Liam Lawson #30, Thomas Boniface #67 and Jack Bridgeman #15. Credit S Bridgeman.

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