By Steve Chapman, Nov 28 2018 01:13PM
Saturday testing went well after a damp start, everyone seemed very happy with their performance which gradually improved as a dry line developed on what started as a very damp track.
Heat 1 Joshua Leivers led away from Flynn McClumpha but the stars from the Championship soon burst through to the front. Harry Carter was off like a rocket from grid 6. Harry taking third on lap 2 and bursting past 2nd place Lucas Romanek and the leader, Joshua, on lap three. From then on Harry just pulled away. The last lap was most exciting. A five-way battle for 5th, which had raged throughout the race, was finally settled with a flurry of overtaking. Brandon from 8th went past 3 drivers to take 5th, Flynn running in 7th took 6th. But that was not all as up front, once again on that last lap, Ben Cox came from 4th to 2nd demoting Joshua and Lucas who had been swapping places in a great battle. The result a first three of Harry, Ben and Joshua. Ben setting a fastest lap of 53.90.
Heat 2 With Yas Harris not taking his pole position, the start was totally manic, half the grid went backwards whist half the grid went forwards. End of the first lap it was Tom Ralston from grid 5 in the lead from, Lucas (grid 10), Brandon (grid 6), and Harry (grid 7) and the biggest leap forward from Joshua (grid 12) next up. Lucas and Tom seemed to be constantly swapping places until Tom went off on lap five. Otherwise the poor starters slowly climbed back up, but nothing spectacular went on. The result Lucas from Pedro Oliviera, and Joshua, with a fastest lap and new lap record of 52.48 for Ben.
The Final - Lucas led away from pole, to be constantly harried throughout the race by Joshua and Ben, who seemed to be always either passing each other or about to be attempting an overtake Lots was going on further back, after a flurry of places changing in the first few laps there were more at half way and even more as the race moved towards a close. I think everyone involved in the race, except the leader, had at least one overtaking success. Our winner of the final race of the year already crowned as our Champion was Lucas, from multi lap record breaker throughout the year Joshua, and our “rain master” Ben. Fastest lap went to Joshua with a 52.56.
Well that is it after a magnificent 2018 season Lucas is moving into the Protrain first team to drive an X30 whilst Ben and Ash along with Alex are moving on into TKM all using the new Gillard TKM chassis. But that is what we do, build young racing drivers who carry on enjoying their racing TOGETHER!