The Awning Company Super One Series starts a new season at the Rowrah kart facility with a new record of 206 drivers. An exciting battle is already started.
The first round of the Super One 2016 season got off to a tremendous start at Rowrah, in Cumbria’s Lake District, arguably one of the most technical circuits in the UK. Racing conditions for the record entry of 206 in Britain’s premier and only recognised British and National Series were perfect troughout all the weekend.
MSA British Cadet Kart Championship for IAME Cadet
Harry Thompson took an eight point lead from the first round after two narrowly won victories: in the first one he grabbed the first place passing Barnard on the last lap, and the second one he was closely pursued by GP plate driver, Taylor Barnard right from the word go.
ABkC National Championships for Honda Cadet
The same Harry Thompson won also the first final within the Honda Cadet category, passing first under the chequered flag ahead of Ben Kasperczak and Cadet McQueen Thompson started from the pole the second final, but he unfortunately dropped to sixth on the last lap. Gibson took the chequered flag ahead of Kasperczak who was later excluded for “driving in a manner incompatible with general safety” therefore, Caden McQueen took second and Archie Brown was third.
ABkC National Championship for Mini Max
Both Mini Max finals were exceptionally close, especially between Jonny Edgar and Tom Canning who disputed the victory hard. Canning ended the race, the same way he had started it in P1. Edgar took 2nd and after closing the gap on the last lap, Strawberry Racing driver, Lorcan Hanafin finished in 3rd. Jenson Butterfield had an amazing drive in final two, making up 15 places to finish 4th after an unfortunate final one.
ABkC National Championships for Junior TKM
Bradley White started on pole for final one and was challenged on several occasions by Kristian Brierley but had all the answers required. However, final two was a different story. White lost the lead in the opening laps as Brierley took over and led the grid of 19 until the end with Abbi Pulling on his tail. Some last lap over taking and place changes saw Brierley take the win ahead of Joe Fowler in second and Pulling a close third. White finished fourth.
ABkC National Championships for Junior Max
KR-Sport dominated in final two with Jonathan Hoggard finishing first and Joe Turney runner-up. Hoggard took the lead from third on the grid straight away winning by just under 2 seconds. Behind him was William Pettitt for most the race, before Turney usurped the ‘O’ plate champion to third at the end. Two drivers fell foul of the new 10s penalties for incorrectly positioned front fairings.
ABkC Championships for TKM Extreme
Christopher Whitton took pole for final one but it was Matthew Taylor who took the win, putting him on pole for final two. Taylor made a brilliant start and held on to the lead for half the race, before Whitton found his way through. He led for a few laps but Taylor was not prepared to settle for second and eventually re-took the lead and victory! Whitton finished a solid runner-up and in third was reigning champion Matt England.
After a battle with Josh Skelton, Jack McCarthy won final one and took his place at the front of the grid in final two. He couldn’t hold on to pole for long as Charlie Turner took the lead within the first lap but it wasn’t long before Josh White negotiated his way to the front and brought the win home for Coles Racing. McCarthy finished in second and Turner third.