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 Sam Waddell top-scored at a rain-lashed third 2016 CRC Speedshow-sponsored Top Half kart series round at KartSport Mt Wellington's Windward Properties Raceway in Auckland on Sunday.16CRCTopHalfRnd3RotaxLightCoreyGreenlr-1.jpg

Despite weather and track conditions oscillating from cool and dry to cold and wet throughout the day Waddell won four of the five Rotax DD2 class heat races he contested and finished third in the other to end the day with 248 points, the highest tally across the  seven classes run at the meeting.

ClubSport 120 class winner Richard Macey got closest with three wins, a second and a fourth netting him 246 points while 125cc Rotax Max Heavy class winner Scott Allright was next in the points pecking order with 244 from three wins, a third and a fifth.

Corey Green remained the driver to beat in 125cc Rotax Max Light, claiming his third class win in as many rounds with a day total of 238 points from Elliott Malcolm (233) and Brad Wenzlick (232). 

In the Junior classes, Joshua Parkinson claimed his second win in a row in Rotax Junior with a day tally of 240 points. Ryan16CRCTopHalfRnd3RotaxJuniorJoshuaParkiinsonlr-1.jpg Crombie also claimed his second round win in a row in Vortex Mini ROK with a score of 242 points.

It was almost too close to call, meanwhile in Cadet ROK, where Sebastian Manson and Kaden Probst ended the day tied on 242 points, the nod going to Manson on countback.

With just one more round of the 2016 series to go now it’s still too close to call in the majority of classes.

With another round win to his name Ryan Crombie has closed to within a point of Connor Davison in Vortex Mini ROK. Joshua Parkinson has also closed right up on first round winner Lee Zeltwanger in Rotax Junior, the margin between first and second now down to just three points.

Finally, there are just three points separating series leader Kaden Probst and first round winner Liam Sceats in Cadet ROK.16CRCTopHalfRnd3DD2SamWaddell81lr-1.jpg

It’s also close in the ClubSport 120 senior where Mt Wellington round runner-up Steve Muggeridge leads fellow class stalwart - and round winner at the first two rounds, Graham Knight - by just five points. 

Only 125ccc Rotax Max class pace-setters Corey Green (Lights) and Caleb Hartley (Heavies) can really breathe easy. Green has a 44 point lead over Sam Waddell. while Hartley has a 24 point buffer over Simon Macrae.

This year's CRC Speedshow Top Half series has a prize pool including a minimum of $8,000 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 will be held at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds over the July 16-17 weekend. 16CRCTopHalfRnd3RotaxHeavyScottAllrightlrlr-1.jpg

More information on this year's CRC Speedshow Top Half series can be found on KartSport New Zealand's website

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). 

KartSport Auckland will host the final round of this years' CRC Speedshow Top Half Series at Strata Networks Raceway on Rosebank Doman on Sunday July 31.

CAPTIONS: Class winners at the third round of this year's CRC Speedshow Top Half Series at Windward Properties16CRCTopHalfRnd3VMROKRyanCrombie63leadsMitchFraze96lr-1.jpg Raceway in Auckland's Mt Wellington included Corey Green (#5 125cc Rotax Max Light), Joshua Parkinson (#89 Junior Rotax), Sam Waddell (#81 Rotax DD2), Scott Allright (#44 125cc Rotax Max Heavy) and Ryan Crombie (#63 Vortex Mini ROK). Photo credit: Fast Company/Alice Addy


2016 CRC Speedshow Top Half Series Rnd 3 Windward Properties Raceway Mt Wellington Auckland Sunday June 26  Results

125cc Rotax Max Light
1. Corey Green 238 points; 2. Elliott Malcolm 233; 3. Brad Wenzlick 232; 4. Dylan Hallberg 230; 5. Dylan Smith 226; 6. Felix Hume 225
Points after Rnd 3 of 4
1. Corey Green 793 points; 2. Sam Waddell 749; 3. Elliott Malcolm 746

1. Sam Waddell 248 points; 2. Glenn Ellis 239; 3. Bond Roby 238; 4. Warren Parris 234; 5. Jason Lee 234; 6. Dan Samuelson 232
Points after Rnd 3 of 4
1. Sam Waddell 796 points; 2=. Glenn Ellis & Bond Roby 769          

125cc Rotax Max Heavy
1. Scott Allright 244 points; 2. Caleb Hartley 242; 3. Simon Macrae 239; 4. Ashton Baird 238; 5. Henry Gelb 236; 5. 6. Tony Barrington 226.
Points after Rnd 3 of 4
1. Caleb Hartley 793; 2. Simon Mcrae 769; 3. Ashton Baird 765

120 ClubSport
1. Richard Macey 246 points; 2. Steve Muggeridge  243; 3. Cliff Walsh 238; 4. Martin Gleeson 225; 5. Dean Oliver 225; 6. Steve Carter 224
Points after Rnd 3 of 4
1. Steve Muggeridge 782 points; 2. Graham Knight 777; 3. Dean Oliver 769

Rotax Junior
1. Joshua Parkinson 240 points; 2. Lee Zeltwanger 232; 3. Joseph Terry 230; 4. Brock Gilchrist 229; 5. Taylor Hurst 228; 6. Zac Stichbury 220  
Points after Rnd 3 of  4
1. Lee Zeltwanger 777; 2. Joshua Parkinson 774; 3. Joseph Terry 756  

Vortex Mini ROK  
1. Ryan Crombie 242 points; 2. Connor Davison 238; 3. Blake Austin 235; 4. Josh Richmond 231; 5. Clay Osborne 230; 6. Mitch Frazer 229.        
Points after Rnd 3 of 4
1. Connor Davison 779; 2. Ryan Crombie 778 points; 3. Blake Austin 760; 

Cadet ROK
1.  Sebastian Manson 242 points; 2. Kaden Probst 242; 3. Ryan Bell 237; 4. Liam Sceats 233; 5. Hayden Bakkerus  229; 6. Ashton Phipps 226
Points after Rnd 3 of 4
1. Kaden Probst 787 points; 2. Liam Sceats 784; 3. Sebastian Manson 776.


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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