On a sunny weekend, the 2015 Super One Series kicked off at Rowrah on 25-26th April.
text Vroom / Photos © C.Walker (kartpix.net)
With a good turnout of 154 drivers racing for victory in 6 categories - Iame Cadet being the most popular - the Super One Series opener confirmed the high standards reached in previous seasons.
In Iame Cadet, AIM Motorsport’s Dexter Patterson and Fusion Motorsport’s Jonny Edgar shared the glory at Rowrah taking one final win each, Patterson leading the standings due to his two wins in the heats, as Harry Thompson took 3rd twice and sits 3rd in the championship.
Alex Lloyd took Honda Cadet by storm clinching two victories in Final 1 and 2 just ahead of his BRK Factory teammate Oliver Clarke to lead the championship standings.
Double win also for Strawberry team driver Kiern Jewiss in Mini Max after two solid heats (2nd and 1st). Tom Wood and Alex Charpentier completed the podium in Final 1, Zach Roberston and Mark Kimber (fastest lap of the race) in Final 2.
After the success at European level, Jack McCarthy built up on two solid heats in Junior Max to claim the win in Final 2 after closing the first in 3rd place. ‘O’ Plate winner Harrison Thomas took 1st and 2nd in the two finals, with York and Gamble also stepping on the podium.
In Senior Max, Gary Donnelly proved pretty much unbeatable taking one heat and two final wins, as Sam Marsh and Connor Hall swapped positions to complete the podium.
Also the gearbox class that will award the MSA Senior Championship crown, KZ1 saw the double success of Sam Webster with Scott Allen and Scotsman Shaun Slavin swapping positions on the two finals podium.
Super One Series organizer John Hoyle was elated after a smooth, successful first round.
“A massive well done to everyone at the first round of the Super One British Championships. To all the CKRC, the Super One Team, officials, Teams, Parents, families, all that help in the background, sponsors and especially the divers.
Well done to all the winners and competitors and trophy winners. If one can compete in Super One, can be competitive anywhere in the world.
Great to see privateers back in numbers, and this weekend we had more Girl competitors than ever.”