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It's too close to call in at least four classes as this year's CRC Speedshow-sponsored Top Half kart series goes down to the wire in Auckland this weekend.16CRCTopHalfRnd2RMLightCoreyGreenlr-2 (2).jpg

The KartSport Auckland club is hosting this year's series' final at its Strata Networks Raceway at Rosebank Domain and in one class - Vortex Mini ROK - just one point separates series points leader Connor Davison from runner-up Ryan Crombie.

There are also just three points separating class leader Lee Zeltwanger from runner-up Joshua Parkinson in Rotax Junior.

Kaden Probst also has a three point buffer on current class runner-up Liam Sceats in Cadet ROK. However Sceats has now moved to the next age group class, Vortex Mini ROK, meaning Probst now has to keep an eye on not one but two drivers, Sebastian Manson and Ryan Bell, who are respectively just 11 and 13 points behind him.

With a 47-point buffer over class points runner-up Elliot Malcolm, Corey Green has all but wrapped up the 125cc Rotax16CRCTopHalfRnd2JunRotaxJoshusParkinsonLeadsBillyFrazerlr.jpg-1.jpg Max Light class. Sam Waddell, meanwhile, heads into the final series' round with a 24 point lead over Glenn Ellis in DD2, and Caleb Hartley has a similar (24 point) lead over Simon Macrae in 125cc Rotax Max Heavy.

It's back to single digits in the other Senior class -  ClubSport 120 - though, with Graham Knight just five points behind series leader Steve Muggeridge.

This year's CRC Speedshow Top Half series has a prize pool including a minimum of $8,500 in prize money, $6,000 in CRC product giveaways, four sets of MG tyres and a custom-painted Arai SK-6 helmet complete with helmet bag courtesy Arai NZ, Headcase Designs and Lightning Racegear valued at $2000. 

CRC Speedshow is New Zealand's premier automotive and motorsport expo and this year was held at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds over the July 16-17 weekend. 

More information on this year's CRC Speedshow Top Half series can be found on KartSport New Zealand's website16CRCTopHalfRnd2CadetROKKadenProbstlr-1.jpg

http://www.kartsport.org.nz/events/2016-top-half-series and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TopHalfSeries/

Class sponsors this year are KartZone from Tauranga (Cadet ROK),  Supreme Kart Supplies from New Plymouth (Vortex Mini ROK),  Spartan 4Toyota in Auckland (Rotax Max Junior),  Lascom Motorsport Auckland (125cc Rotax Max Light), Barfoot & Thompson Pukekohe (125cc Rotax Max Heavy), WRB  Karting Supplies Whangarei (Raket 120), and Right Karts Auckland,  (DD2). 

CAPTIONS: Class points leaders heading into the final round of this year's CRC Speedshow Top Half Series include Corey Green (#5 125cc Rotax Max Light), Joshua Parkinson (#89 Junior Rotax), and Kaden Probst (#2 Vortex Mini ROK). Photo credit: Fast Company/Alice Addy


2016 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series 

Points after Rnd 3 of 4

125cc Rotax Max Light
1. Corey Green 793 points; 2. Elliott Malcolm 746; 3. Sam Waddell 742; 4. Dylan Hallberg 732; 5. Brad Wenzlick 725; 6. Felix Hume 713

1. Sam Waddell 796 points; 2. Glenn Ellis 769; 3. Bond Roby 757; 4. Warren Parris 754; 5. Jason Lee 481; 6. Daniel Samuelson  472         

125cc Rotax Max Heavy
1. Caleb Hartley 793; 2. Simon Macrae 769; 3. Ashton Baird 765; 4. Henry Gelb 761; 5. Scott Allright 760; 6. Tony Barrington 731.

120 ClubSport
1. Steve Muggeridge 782 points; 2. Graham Knight 777; 3. Dean Oliver 769; 4. Richard Macey 766; 5. Cliff Walsh 757; 6. Mark Rose 743.

Rotax Junior
1. Lee Zeltwanger 777; 2. Joshua Parkinson 774; 3. Joseph Terry 756; 4. Taylor Hurst 748; 5. Fynn Osborne 747; 6. Ashton Grant 731.  

Vortex Mini ROK  
1. Connor Davison 779; 2. Ryan Crombie 778 points; 3. Blake Austin 760; 4. Joshua Richmond 752; 5. Clay Osborne 745; 6. Jack Neil 721.

Cadet ROK

1. Kaden Probst 787 points; 2. Liam Sceats 784; 3. Sebastian Manson 776; 4. Ryan Bell 774; 5. Hayden Bakkerus 747; 6. Ashton Phipps 742.

2016 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series Calendar

Rnd 1: Sun April 10 Holsters Trade Zone Raceway Tokoroa
Rnd 2: Sun May 29 Te Puke Auto Electric Raceway Te Puke
Rnd 3: Sun June 26 Windward Properties Raceway Mt Wellington, Auckland
2016 CRC Speedshow Sat-Sun July 16-17 ASB Showgrounds Auckland
Rnd 4: Sun July 31 Strata Networks Raceway, Avondale Auckland


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





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