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KartSport Superkart Drivers Club 

2016 Cash Series, Round 1, Taupo

 

The KartSport SuperKart Drivers Club held Round 1 of their 6 round, 2016 cash series Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park,16 superkart r1 start.jpg Taupo on 6th and 7th of February. This meeting was held in conjunction with the Toyota Racing Series so there was plenty of on- track action from a wide variety of race cars. 

The pit paddock was jammed tight with transporters and large race teams so the superkarts made their home on a not so often used part of the pit paddock up by the drag strip entry. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise giving super easy entry and exit to the track for the karts. 

Although the weather was patchy on Saturday a record number of 29 karters turned up for practice. They all had their eyes on the cash prizes up for offer, 1st $200, 2nd $130 and 3rd $70, per qualifying class. During one practice session, later in the afternoon, one half of the track was bone dry while the other half was soaking wet making the karts near invisible in the tyre spray. 16superkart ahall pits.jpg

Martjin Weiss struggled all day with his 250 twin superkart experiencing engine problems, but come the last practice session it all came together for him with his kart ready to rock and roll for Sundays racing. The Simmonds boys were not so lucky with mechanical issues ruling them out for Sundays races.

Sunday saw the weather turn sunny and clear, just perfect for some hard racing.

Round 1 was the first meeting for the new DD2 road racing class. New comer Kevin Geard left his mark on the class with a brilliant performance to finish the day second overall and $130 richer for the experience.  His wife Cathie was not so fortunate calling it quits on race day with a sore neck. 

Race 2 saw International driver Tony Gestro fall off the track at turn 9. Damage to the front of his kart ended his day. Ryan Urban nursed chassis problems all day which allowed Mr Consistent, Warrick Dunn, to claim 2nd place for the day in International class.

Cameron Dance showed National 125 the quick way around Taupo with 3 wins and a third. Brent Murgatroyd (DD2),16 superkarttaupo r1 66 and 6.jpg Teddy Bassick (Rotax Heavy) and Logan Boyde (Rotax Light) all made clean sweeps of their respective classes, winning every race and stamping their marks early on in the 6 round series.

The SuperKart drivers all need to be congratulated for showing on track maturity , and great starts with just the right gap between classes. Positive comments were plentiful from both spectators and other drivers for the fine racing display the superkarts put on.

Round 2 of The Superkart Drivers Club 2016 Cash Series is again at Taupo, on 2nd and 3rd April.

CAPTIONS: Rush hour in turn one. Andrew Hall's International kart sporting some new aero mods. David Cox #66 and Cameron Dance #6.  Pics Trina Aiono

 Points & Meeting Results

 

 

 

Points

 

 

 

 

Meeting

 

Class & Driver Name

Kart No.

Entry

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4

Day

Placings

Prize Money

International D1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Hall

88

30

20

30

30

30

140

1st

$200.00

Warwick Dunn

67

30

13

15

15

20

93

2nd

$130.00

Martijn Weiss

8

30

14

14

14

15

87

3rd

$ 70.00

Ryan Urban

90

30

15

20

20

0

85

4th

 

Tony Gestro

46

30

30

13

0

0

73

5th

 

International D2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dion Hubers

34

30

20

20

30

30

130

1st

 

Wayne Sproston

60

30

30

30

0

0

90

2nd

 

National 250cc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Isaac

22

30

30

30

30

20

140

1st

 

Robert Howard

73

30

20

20

0

30

100

2nd

 

National 125cc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron Dance

6

30

30

15

30

30

135

1st

$200.00

Darren Maguire

75

30

20

20

15

15

100

2nd

$130.00

Dan Isaac

30

30

15

30

12

12

99

3rd

$ 70.00

David Cox

66

30

14

14

20

20

98

4th

 

Matt Hansen

38

30

12

13

14

14

83

5th

 

Ricky Lang

41

30

13

12

13

13

81

6th

 

Rotax DD2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brent Murgatroyd

14

30

30

30

30

30

150

1st

$200.00

Kevin Geard

15

30

20

20

15

15

100

2nd

$130.00

Chris Jensen

25

30

15

15

14

20

94

3rd

$ 70.00

Peter Wrightson

24

30

14

14

20

14

92

4th

 

Cathie Geard

82

30

0

0

0

0

30

5th

 

Rotax Max Heavy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bassick

96

30

30

30

30

30

150

1st

$200.00

Peter Cottam

9

30

20

15

20

20

105

2nd

$130.00

Mark Ongley

27

30

15

20

13

15

93

3rd

$ 70.00

Brent Gordon

19

30

13

14

15

14

86

4th

 

Ian van Duyn

5

30

12

12

14

12

80

5th

 

Garth Lacey

68

30

14

13

0

13

70

6th

 

Rotax Max Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Boyde

3

30

30

30

30

30

150

1st

$200.00

Tony Kinsman

81

30

20

20

14

15

99

2nd

$130.00

Todd Jolly

13

30

9

15

20

20

94

3rd

$ 70.00

Brent Symes

70

30

15

14

13

14

86

4th

 

Sean Heffernan

11

30

14

12

12

12

80

5th

 

Brendon White

45

30

8

13

15

13

79

6th

 

Lee Sefton

27

30

13

10

10

10

73

7th

 

Ron Alexander

74

30

11

11

11

9

72

8th

 

John Crossman

84

30

10

8

9

11

68

9th

 

Dennis Nicols

48

30

12

9

8

8

67

10th

 

 

Report from KartSport SuperKart Drivers Club. 



 

 


 

 


 

 
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