KARTING: Perfect weather for second round of series

Light weights: Chris Pease, Bob Moss, Karl Spencer, Andrew Strike
Light weights: Chris Pease, Bob Moss, Karl Spencer, Andrew Strike

Rugby Kart Club

(PICTURES BY ANDREW FELLOWS)

Mediumweights: Slawek Piskorz, Andrew Spencer, Nigel Brown

Mediumweights: Slawek Piskorz, Andrew Spencer, Nigel Brown

Round 2

Venue: Daytona Tamworth,

Saturday, March 12

Round 2 saw us visit Daytona Tamworth for the second time in RKC history, and we were blessed with a glorious day, perfect for racing, writes Chris Cheetham.

Heavyweights: Chris Cheetham, Matthew Spencer, Paul Malin

Heavyweights: Chris Cheetham, Matthew Spencer, Paul Malin

Championship leaders were aiming to improve their standing with good results early on in the season, while those further down were hoping for a swift change of fortune. Drivers were all out on track together, allowing for a 28-driver grid, spread across the three usual classes.

LIGHTWEIGHTS

Reigning champion Karl Spencer won both of his races, making it a full house this season with four wins from four races. His 100-point tally gives him a 37-point lead over second placed Andrew Strike. The other podium finishers were Bob Moss (second in race 1), Adam Boon on his return to RKC (second in race 2), Andrew Strike (third in race 1) and Chris Pease (third in race 2).

MEDIUMWEIGHTS

Championship leader Trevor Hansford was unable to race due to illness, so the spoils would be guaranteed to go to someone else after Hansford dominated the previous round. Andrew Spencer duly took up position by winning both races in the Mediumweight class. With Spencer missing the first round, he would therefore only tie with Hansford in joint second place. Newcomer Slawek Piskorz came second in both races, while another newcomer Nigel Brown finished third in both. Jason Whittle, who won the Heavyweight Championship last season, finished fourth in both races which was enough to give him the championship lead by 7 points.

HEAVYWEIGHTS

Chris Cheetham dominated the first round of the season and was hoping to just maintain the lead he had. As it happened, his nearest rival Andrew Fellows had a shocking round and it fell to Paul Malin, back from an operation last month, to take the challenge to Chris. Ahead of them, Matthew Spencer won both races. Cheetham and Malin finished second and third in both races, Cheetham ahead in race 1 before swapping places for race 2. This gives Cheetham a 56 point lead from Andrew Fellows, extended from 39 points. Spencer jumps into third place just 2 points behind Fellows.

The next round of the championship takes place at Sutton Circuit in Leicester on April 16. To book in with us, simply email Club Organiser Clark Cowell at clarkmcowell@talktalk.net stating name and weight in kilos (so we can put you into the right class). Membership is free.

Standings

Lightweights:

Karl Spencer – 100 points

Andrew Strike – 63 points

Bob Moss – 41 points

Chris Pease – 41 points

Mediumweights:

Jason Whittle – 57 points

Trevor Hansford – 50 points

Andrew Spencer – 50 points

Heavyweights:

Chris Cheetham – 108 points

Andrew Fellows – 52 points

Matthew Spencer – 50 points