Meet gives valuable practice for series final

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Mitchell Turner leads the cadet 9 field into the first corner.
Camera IconMitchell Turner leads the cadet 9 field into the first corner. Credit: Laurie Benson

Local drivers had some valuable practice ahead of next month’s South Eastern Zone Series final, to be held at Albany City Kart Club, when a small but competitive field of drivers took part in the July club meet on Sunday.

Drivers from all around WA will converge on Albany in the first week of August to complete the four-leg series and ACKC members took the opportunity to fine-tune their machines before the major meet.

Greg Cross was impressive in the sportsman KA3 heavy division, winning the five races to top the points standings with 1084 points.

Newcomer Michael Stephen also put in some solid laps to finish second overall with 862 points, while Howard Heerey tasted success in one race and was third with 831 points.

KA3 senior medium driver Howard Heerey.
Camera IconKA3 senior medium driver Howard Heerey. Credit: Albany Advertiser

Paul Battye was the sole driver in the Tag 125 heavy class, taking overall honours.

In the Tag 125 restricted medium class, Graham Treloar took a clean sweep of victories to prove too strong for Timothy Harris.

Kane Badger also took the chance to sharpen his lap times in the KA3 junior division as the only entrant at the meet, while Sonya Delamotte produced a strong day of racing to win the KA3 senior medium class.

Tag 125 restricted medium driver Graham Treloar.
Camera IconTag 125 restricted medium driver Graham Treloar. Credit: Albany Advertiser

In a competitive field, Delamotte scored two wins and three second placings to finish with 1337 points and edge out Heerey (1305 points) and Battye (1173).

In the cadet 9 division, it was Mitchell Turner who took top honours with three race wins from five starts.

Turner collected 1373 club championship points to defeat Harrison Beres (1337) in a tight result. while Cody Colmer (1051) and William Panizza (1024) were close behind.

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