KARTING: Rugby Kart Club start season at Whilton Mill

Rugby Kart Club at Whilton Mill
Rugby Kart Club at Whilton Mill

Drizzle and temperatures of 4C for round one

Rugby Kart Club

Round One: Whilton Mill

Temperature: 4C, drizzle.

The 2016 season kicked off at the fast Whilton Mill circuit in Daventry with overcast skies on Saturday. Old faces and newcomers alike took to the track, Lightweights first, followed by Mediumweights and Heavyweights grouped together for Group 2.

In the Lightweights, Karl Spencer chose to defend his 2015 title by winning both of his races. In second was newcomer Andrew Strike while third place was shared by Ross Barnacle (race 1) and Robert Lewis (race 2). Spencer has a 14 point lead.

In the Mediumweights, Trevor Hansford did the double by winning both races for his class, while Jason Whittle and Paul Low shared the spoils through both races for second and third places. Hansford takes a 17 point lead going into round two.

In the Heavyweight group, Chris Cheetham won both of his class races finishing ahead of Andrew Fellows in both.

Michael Cort finished third in race 1 while newcomer Joshua Parker took third place in the second race. Cheetham leads by 39 points by virtue of playing a double points ‘joker’ in his second race.

Round two is at Daytona Tamworth on March 12.