Results 20 January 2019
Results for Round 1 of the Winter 100 and 2019 Club Championship results of the finals and provisional points tables.
Some of above amended on 21.1.19
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Shenington Kart Racing Report 20 January 2019
The club was delighted with the large entry of 175 for its first 2019 meeting, and the weather was kind albeit cold, and the committee thanks all for their support. The first final of the afternoon was for 8 to 13 year olds in the 4-stroke Honda Cadet where Connor Duncan led Ethan Symonds, Sonny Smith, Mitchell Gibbons and Josh Agambar in the leading group. Duncan and Gibbons dropped back as Smith went out ahead only to be reeled in by a resurgent Duncan as Gibbons had a brief off in the chicane. As Duncan tried to get up the inside of Smith, Symonds slipped past both to lead over the finish, only to be penalised 5s leaving the order as Smith, Agambar, Symonds and Duncan. Alfie Briggs was enjoying his first Junior race at Shenington in the MiniX class and he started well in third place. Oliver Greenall pulled clear of Luke Watts at the front but by then Briggs had lost a couple of places in a move by Jack Cox. Cox would soon fall to near the back. By now Briggs had dropped to seventh but would finish sixth after Milo Pifold was penalised 5s. Watts caught and passed Greenall but the positions were reversed again by the last lap, Watts making one big abortive effort at the last hairpin but lost time, Greenall winning over Watts and Theo Micouris. In the other Cadet race for the 2-strokes, Aiden Neate enjoyed a lights to flag victory over Leo Robinson and Archie Clark. Their positions were unchanged once Robinson had leapfrogged Ella Stevens and Nathaniel Tye in the early laps. As Sam Heading led George Dimitrov and Daniel Guinchard away in Junior X30, several karts crashed bringing out the pace flags. Once the race re-started Alessandro Ceronetti set about recovering from his heat crash, and reached third place. Heading and Dimitrov were unchanged at the front, whilst Guinchard was docked a lap for overtaking on a yellow warning flag. Junior TKM was the biggest class needing a B Final to sort out the final positions and whereas Connor Kearney and Ben Watson were the initial A Final leaders, Zak Oates was soon in the mix and dicing hard. Louis Harvey joined in too and by the end Watson was defending hard over a seven kart train. Kearney lost his second place, dropping to fourth, in favour of Harvey with Oates third. Banbury’s Tom Carne did not have a happy race finishing last in the A. Rufus Hunt was in a class of his own in Senior X30 winning by a large gap over the battling Tom Nippers and Michael O’Brien. And in Libre Clive Carpenter arrowed through the TKM Clubman drivers to win on the road with Rotax power over best Clubman of Will Hullacki. A TKM Extreme front row start for James Pashley was squandered when he ran wide out of the first corner, dropping him to sixth. The lead was maintained by second row starter Spencer Stevenson who had jumped ahead of the polesitter Jack Ransom but both were leapfrogged by Joshua Sherriff. Pashley set about a recovery and by the closing stages he was reeling in the top three. Ransom put Sherriff back to third but Sherriff was soon back in front to take the win over Ransom and Stevenson whilst Pashley could not quite make an impression on them.