Albany City Kart Club hold first meeting of the year as Cody Comer and Hamish Crofts dominate cadets

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Cody Colmer claimed the Cadet 12 category.
Camera IconCody Colmer claimed the Cadet 12 category. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany City Kart Club raced back into action with drivers lapping up ideal conditions for the first meeting of 2021 on Sunday.

A total of 28 drivers dusted off their karts and got back to burning rubber across five classes.

Young guns Cody Colmer and Hamish Crofts had a day to remember in the cadets; they won four out of their five races including their respective finals.

Colmer finished on 1409 points to defeat Mitchell Turner and Grady Crofts in the cadet 12 category.

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Hamish Crofts also claimed 1409 points to win the cadet 9 division ahead of Alexander Hills (1121 points) and Ben Keen (1115).

Jake Jurgielewicz won the senior Yamaha class after crossing the line first in two heats and finishing second in two others.

He collected 1278 points to down John Hamment in second on 1137 points and Brandon Elliott, third on 1061.

Elliott won the eight-lap Yamaha final by 1.064 seconds over Jurgielewicz while Hamment was third.

A consistent day from Paul Battye helped him take out the tag 125 restricted division on 1309 points ahead of Alan Griffiths (1269) and Diprose (1237).

Battye won three races including the final and placed third in his other two.

Three victories from Ben Norder helped him take out the junior category on 1341 points, defeating Seth Collins on 1233 and Riley Munro, third on 1146.

Norder had a second and third to go with his three victories, one of which was the final downing Collins and Munro.

The Albany City Kart Club’s next meeting is on February 21.

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