The sun shone over the Invercargill Oil Shop Kart Raceway on Sunday as drivers took to the track in the annual Kartsport Southland Best Pairs Meeting. Drivers who were entered on the day were randomly drawn and paired up with each other, and the total points for the day from each driver added together to award the best pairing the title.

Kartsport Southland's Jamie Conroy was entered in two classes, Senior Yamaha and Open so he also had two different team mates, itethanandersonsouthland.jpg was Conroy's consistency in both classes that saw him dominate the podium even though the results were extremely close. Conroy and fellow Senior Yamaha competitor Ethan Anderson won the event from Cadet driver Corbyn Shuttleworth who was teamed with Masters driver Nigel Mcanelly, both teams finished equal on points at the end of five races but after a count back of results it was  Conroy  and Anderson who were awarded first, with Shuttleworth / McAnelly pairing second and remarkably the pairing of Conroy and Open driver Jason Johnstone third.

In class results Tyson Bone of Dunedin had a clean sweep of wins in cadet, followed by a vastly improved Corbyn Shuttleworth in second and Josh Cooper third in a very impressive first outing, Junior Restricted class was won by Luca Burns in his first event in the class, Rebekah Michels second and Zac Hamilton third. The Junior Yamaha class was one way traffic for Jordon Michels, Michels won all five races from Blair Hall of Dunedin and Brock Wills once again showed that he is improving every race meeting, securing third overall, In the Open class Jamie Conroy was unstoppable even though Jason Johnstone upstaged him in the fourth race giving him enough points to take second from George Keast. Masters class was taken out by Nigel McAnelly, Jason Brown second and Richard Wills third, while Senior Yamaha saw some of the closest racing of the day, Jamie Conroy won every race from Ethan Anderson and an improving Scott Glen.

Kartsport Southland now takes a break over Christmas and are back on track late January.

Caption: Ethan Anderson. Credit Daryl Shuttleworth

Supplied by Daryl Shuttleworth - Kartsport Southland Publicity Officer 

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