ROOKIE UPSETS STRONG FIELD
Its not often in any form of motorsport that a rookie can turn up and upstage the more favored competition, but at Kartsport Southland's Club Day held on Sunday, somebody forgot to tell Khan De Thierry that. De Thierry racing in only his third event and having to start from the rear of the field claimed two race victories and won the event overall in the Junior Restricted class, De Thierry showed skills beyond his experience in slick conditions at the Invercargill Oil Shop Kart Raceway and held off the likes of Luca Burns and Rebekah Michels who have a few years of racing experience under there belts, De Thierry was also awarded the Anderson Trophy for driver of the day.
Ethan Tuffley also caused a major upset in the Cadet class winning the day from the more favored Jack Martinac of Dunedin, the greasy track suited Tuffley, winning three of the five heats from Martinac and Josh Cooper third in just his second race meeting.
Jordon Michels won the Junior Yamaha class but was upstaged by Brock Wills in race one, claiming his first ever win at the track, newcomer Aleesha Morton claimed third.
George Keast claimed victory in the Senior Yamaha Heavy class winning every race. This is Keast's last event before he heads north to Wellington this Easter to contest the National Title in both the Yamaha and Rotax classes. Keast headed off Paul Mason who made his first appearance in over a year and new comer Ben Johnson third, In senior Yamaha Light Brenley Marshall dominated from Brad Sinclair and Scott Glenn.
The next event at Kartsport Southland is the Spirit Of A Nation Trophy in late April.
Kartsport Southland Publicity Officer