Southern Tasmanian Kart Club – Statewide Series Round 3
28 Jul 2022
The Southern Tasmanian Kart Club hosted Round 3 of the Karting Tasmania Statewide Series on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of July. Around 85 competitors gathered at the AWC Kartway to compete in the series which is in its first year back since 2019.
The third round proved to be a relatively competitive one with sixteen drivers taking wins over the two-day event as well as seven new lap records being set! All the following series points are prior to all drivers dropping their two worst races at the completion of round four.
Cadet 9 was won convincingly by Launceston Harry Warmsley who won all four races. Ayden McCullagh and Ollie Garwood battled all weekend for the other two steps on the podium with Ayden taking the spoils to finish in second and Ollie in third place. Thanks to a strong round Harry Warmsley takes a 326-point lead over Ayden McCullagh with Ollie Garwood a further 842 points back in third.
Cadet 12 was won by Burnie’s Elenah Rankin who finished all four races in the top two. Second place went to Logan Potter who was leading the points going into the final race of the day. Ayrton Myers finished the round in third place thanks to his win in race twelve jumping Hobarts Levi Bush who ended up fourth. After three rounds Elenah Rankin currently leads by 345 points over Lucas Furphy with Eli Davey in third a further 300 points behind.
KA4 Junior Light was won by Hobart’s Harry Bresnehan who won two of the four races. Second place went to Harrison Duske who finished only thirty-two points behind Harry. Third place went to Samuel Gorisch. After three rounds Harrison Duske leads Harry Bresnehan by 84 points with Mitchell Conroy a further 760 points behind in third.
KA4 Junior Heavy was won by Denzil Sargent remaining undefeated from the four races. Second place went to Hobarts Angus Milne with Isabella Mayne finishing in third proving trips to the mainland for racing has paid off. Denzil Sargent has a near unassailable lead of 1049 points over Cameron Jeffrey with Angus Milne only another 228 points behind in third.
KA4 Masters saw Andrew Walter show a clean pair of heels and win all four races to claim the round win. Daniel Willson finished in second place with James Bresnehan beating current Tasmanian Champion Malcolm Watson for third. Malcolm Watson leaves round three with a 135-point lead over Hobarts James Bresnehan with Andrew Walter rocketing up the standing into third after missing round two.
Nigel Hildyard continued his domination of TaG 125 Restricted Light winning all four races. Henry Pears finished the round in second with fellow Hobart member Joel Clements in third. Nigel leads the series by 559 points over Joel Clements with Henry Pears a further 401 points behind.
Shane Stonehouse dominated Tag 125 Restricted Medium remaining undefeated for the weekend but was made work for it in all four races. Second place went to new lap record holder Troy Sheahen who recovered from an issue in qualifying. His younger brother Allan Sheahen finished the round in third after Anthony McCullagh suffered a broken chain in race eleven which dropped him down to fourth. Shane Stonehouse leaves with an 801-point lead over Anthony McCullagh with Nigel Sheahen a further 310 points behind.
TaG 125 Restricted Heavy was won by Hobarts Damien Grimwood with David Fidler finishing in second.
KA3 Senior Light saw the biggest field of the weekend with 13 entrants. Toby Callow went undefeated on Sunday after finishing second in race nine on Saturday to win round three from Hobarts Fletcher Bellars in second. Third place went to Launceston’s William Blair who also left the round with a new lap record. Fletcher Bellars leaves round three with a 108-point lead over Toby Callow with William Blair a further 815 points behind. Former state champion Gemma Wyllie is in fourth only one point behind Will.
KA3 Senior Medium was won by Harry Ward after winning three of the four races over the weekend. Nathan Zuj finished in second with Evan Livingston finishing third after registering four top three finishes. After three rounds Nathan Zuj leads by 1083 points over Riley Newick with Daniel Hinds holding onto third place after a tough round sitting a further 134 points behind.
The final round will be hosted by the North Western Kart Club in Burnie on August 13th and 14th.