Woodthorpe Kart Club: Frantic racing at round two of championship

Shaun Lombardo (left) and Chris Beeson (right) on the front row of their grid in the 250 Gearbox race with John Faulkner on the third row EMN-160418-104911002
Shaun Lombardo (left) and Chris Beeson (right) on the front row of their grid in the 250 Gearbox race with John Faulkner on the third row EMN-160418-104911002

The threatened rain held off and all were able to use the sticky slick tyres as Old Strubby Airfield hosted round two of the Woodthorpe Kart Club Championship.

Adam Boocock, from Leeds, continued to dominate in the Bambino’s class, while five-year-old local driver Aimee Hartley maintained third place in the points.

Chloe Buckley’s unbeaten run in Cadets came to an end, but the Grimsby racer retained her championship lead despite being pressed hard by Barmston’s Jayden Emery.

In the Honda’s class Harry Woodhams scored another maximum as Yorkshire drivers filled the top three places, and in Mini-Max, Scunthorpe’s Alfie Draper stormed away at the front while Louth’s Daniel Drury battled it out with Barton’s Jack Badley for second spot.

Binbrook’s David Darnborough remains unbeaten in Junior-Max despite the best of efforts of Brocklesby’s Ben Arden.

In the Senior-Max class, Kurt Davies continues to dominate in Lights, and Jamie Draper did likewise in the Heavies as Lincoln’s Damien Mott and Louth’s Wayne Hutson fought out a close contest behind.

Grimsby’s Chad Hargreave and Strubby’s James Ashe battled it out in F100’s ahead of a very quick Katie Bourn.

Heat one of the Senior Open was red flagged after Dayle Hartley was spectacularly thrown out of his kart and over the barriers. Dayle bounced back to win the final and end the dominance of Josh Pennell (North Cotes).

Once again Charlie Fox, from Gainsborough, dominated KZ125 after Spilsby’s Chris Lake’s challenge was sidelined with overheating problems.

John Faulkner, from Coningsby, hung on to his lead in the competitive 250 Gearbox series as Boston’s Chris Beeson and Shaun Lombardo, from March, in Cambridgeshire, shared the race wins.

* Round three of the club championship takes place this weekend. Racing starts at 10am on Sunday.

Results – Bambino: (5-7yrs) 1 Adam Boocock (Leeds), 2 Lincoln Douglas (Wisbech), 3 Casey Neve (Bourne). Cadets: (8-12yrs) 1 Chloe Buckley (Grimsby), 2 Cameron Belt (Bradford), 3 Jayden Emery (Barmston). Honda: (8-12yrs) 1 Harry Woodhams (Sheffield), 2 Cameron Belt (Bradford), 3 Demi Belt (Bradford).

Mini-Max: (11-15yrs) 1 Alfie Draper (Scunthorpe), 2 Daniel Drury (Louth), 3 Jack Badley (Barton-on-Humber). Junior-Max: (12-17yrs) 1 David Darnborough (Binbrook), 2 Ben Arden (Brocklesby). Senior-Max (16+) Lights: 1 Kurt Davies (Ingoldmells), 2 Liam Neve (Bourne), 3 Sam Neve (Bourne). Heavies: 1 Jamie Draper (Scunthorpe), 2 Damien Mott (Lincoln), 3 Wayne Hutson (Louth). F100: (16+) 1 Chad Hargreaves (Grimsby), 2 James Ashe (Strubby), 3 Katie Bourn (Spalding). Senior Open: (16+) 1 Dayle Hartley (Cadwell), 2 Josh Pennell (Nth Cotes), 3 Adam Bourn (Peterborough). KZ125: (16+) 1 Charlie Fox (Gainsborough), 2 Ollie Ridout (Kings Lynn) 3 Chris Lake (Spilsby). 250 Gearbox: (16+) 1 Shaun Lombardo (March), 2 Chris Beeson (Boston), 3 John Faulkner (Coningsby).