TILLSONBURG, ON – The track was very fast this week with great traction. One corner had a bump that made driving challenging but despite this, three of the four divisions set new track records. That means Tristan McClay, Kate Courtnage and Scott Chesterman are the current lap record holders in their groupings.
Once the racing got underway, it was the Beginners first on the track. This group is moving along nicely. # 5 Tom Pellizzari from Tillsonburg, ON has gotten fast enough that he now has to learn to choose a line around the leading driver instead of following and sometimes running into the kart. Woodstock’s # 14 Paige Smith looked to win her first race but the plan was foiled when she caught up to a lapper and the kart behind her made a pass. Her first win will be here soon enough. Sheridan, McClay and Pellizzari were the top three on the night.
The Juniors had some of the best racing of the year, again this night with hardly a caution. #93 Amber Meyer won two of the three races but still did not win overall, Jacob Sheridan taking the overall with only a single victory. Colby Bennett (#66) did not win a race but after starting from the rear every time, managed to move very close to the front and took second overall. That left Amber Meyer and # 0j Johnny Miller tied for third when the results were totaled. This group took every race to the very end and more than once did two drivers racing prevent a driver from the rear from being able to get by. Not by blocking, but just by being so fast that the third line was not a possible passing lane.
# 77x Alex Hill challenged the group to keep up and made sure she was going to finish in top spot when the points were totaled and her pair of wins, plus a second, was enough to make that possible. Bea and Kate Courtnage rounded out the top three. Leading the series is Hill but with only a 14 point lead over fourth place, the series is far from over. This is going down to the final race.
It has taken just over a year but # 19 Cody Coburn has finally got a handle on his CR500 power Outlaw. With both wins and a third in qualifying, he was easily in top spot overall for the night. Scott Chesterman just squeaked into second by a mere point over Scott Kelly of Stratford, ON. With Kelly and Coburn having a good night, they both have managed to overtake the ‘old guy of the group’ Dave Chesterman.
A reminder to the Experts that weather permitting, we run at Wonderland on Friday, August 24, 2012
Full results can be found online at www.mylaps.com.
From Dave Chesterman