Podium success for Lucas Vaus

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KART racer Lucas Vaus, 11, from Louth, was back on the podium at PFI International Kart Circuit Brandon near Grantham to secure a great win along with breaking the lap record that has stood since 2009.

Vaus along with all the front runners were putting in some very quick lap times during the Saturday practise sessions; this was mainly due to the unusual hot weather.

The hot weather continued during the race day on Sunday, Vaus took the win in heat 1 with a time of 53.11 sec, only 0.12 secs off the lap record.

Vaus also took the win in heat 2 with Eddie Hack from Birmingham taking the win in heat 3.

Vaus qualified to take pole position for the 18 lap final with Hack on 2nd and Flashman Finneran from Kent taking 3rd on the grid.

After six laps the top four drivers eased away from the field and pulled a lengthy gap, the race was then between Hack and Vaus who traded places several times.

Hack took the lead on lap 13 with Vaus retaking the lead on lap 15; both Vaus and Hack were pushing each other so hard that on lap 16 Vaus broke the lap record with a time of 52.97 with an average speed of 44.78mph.

Lap 17 then saw Hack set a new time of 53.88 beating Vaus’s time, the last two laps were very close and exciting racing with Vaus taking the win, Hack finishing 2nd and Flashman Finneran from Kent taking 3rd place.