Tough Battles In Warm West Weather

Posted by NSWSKC on 26 October 2014

Under clear blue skies, the New South Wales Speedway Kart Club hosted their re-run of round two of the Club Championship at Neapan Raceway. Tony Ball Painting Services was the major sponsor of the day with over 50 karts entered for the day. With points tight in nearly every class, drivers were keen to make up spots in a bid to win their class title at the end of the season.

Cadets produced some of the best racing all day with close battles in every race. Four karts were vying for the win at one point throughout the final before Brayden Shute took the win and was crowned the highest point scorer in the class. James Angilley drove a brilliant race during the final and came across the line second while Jac Lanyrie continued to improve as the season progresses and was right there with the leaders throughout the day, and came home third in the final. Sophie Coghlan was a notable performer before picking up heat wins earlier in the day. 

Zak Blanch continued on his impressive form after winning the Australian Title by winning the re-run of round two for the Rookies. Blanch started second in the final before making his way to the top spot by the end of lap one. He pulled away to a clear lead and took the 20-lap race with a comfortable 5-second margin. The win for Blanch also meant he was the highest point scorer in his class. Connor Moreau drove a comfortable second aboard his number 29 machine, while Ethan Rietdyk completed the podium in third place.

Clubman Light and Clubman Heavy were combined throughout the course of the day. Jason Woodward won in the Light’s while Alana Onley finished second. Joel Robertson was too tough to tame in the Clubman Heavy’s, driving away from the front to claim the win in the final, and receive the medal for highest point scorer in his class. He won with ease in the end ahead of a close fight for second. Ben Morgan held of a huge pack behind him to claim second place in the final, while Max Risbridger capped off a brilliant day by finishing up in third.

The Juniors final was an absolute cracker. Being the biggest field of the day you could always expect they would put on some brilliant racing, but with sixteen of them all nose-to-tail at one point fighting for the win in the final, you can see why the future of Australian Speedway looks so bright.  Starting from the front, Liam Camilleri pulled away to an early lead. Behind him, the big contenders were coming from the back and were slicing and dicing their way through the pack in order to get to the front. Highest point scorer heading into the final, Luke Sayre, was making his way through the pack slowly at first compared to others, but things started to fall the right way for him towards the end as he slotted himself into third. Camilleri was caught in the closing stages by Mathew Geering, who ended up pulling away en-route to victory. Camilleri was second followed by Sayre in third who was not only crowned the highest point scorer in his class, but also for the entire club for the day.

Katelyn Hickey was too strong in the final for KT Combined. She took the lead in the middle stages of the race and was never troubled from then on in. Matthew Ferguson and Peter Archer were having a tremendous battle for second, in the end though that went the way of Ferguson with Archer in third. James Melling was crowned the highest point scorer of the day in the KT class. Tim Baker was having some fun throughout the day aboard his Sportsman 125 Kart.


The next race meeting for the New South Wales Speedway Kart Club will be Sunday November 2nd at Nepean Raceway.

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The NSWSKC would like to acknowledge and thank all their corporate partners for their continued support throughout 2014:


Hopping’s Mowers Wescranes
On Track Automotive C&A Mobile
Sydney Speedway
Pa-Formance Motors Tony Ball Painting Services
ST Signs & Designs Karting World - Sayre Racing
State Wide Forklifts