Kart Wars in Perfect Cape
Perfect conditions at Killarney played host to a fine day’s racing highlighted by lap records, close racing and a good deal of bumper bashing in round 3 of the WP karting championships on Saturday.
Karting Action Returns to Killarney
The Cape karting fraternity is raring to return to Killarney for the second round of the 2013 WP karting championships this weekend following a two-month break since the last regional races. With this weekend’s points counting to national championship too, the action in all classes should be even more fraught than usual.
Record entries delivered top racing at Cape round of SARMC karting nationals
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The 2013 South African Rotax Max Challenge kicked off with local drivers reigning supreme at a bright and breezy Killarney in Cape Town on Saturday amid all the regular fraught national karting championship action.
KZN star Luca Canderle was the man to beat in the incredibly tough field of DD2 gearbox class runners but was ultimately sidelined on an infringement, handing victory to Pretoria’s Ryan Frost. This is a great start for Frost to his national campaign having just recently moved up from the Super Rok class. DD2 Masters winner Leeroy Poulter won race 3, despite carrying the 7kg weight penalty (Masters class), and ended second overall for the event ahead of Chad Daniel and Justin Allison. Rotax DD2 is the fastest growing karting class in the world and this trend is showing here too with 22 starters on the grid.
Cristiano Morgado qualifies for World Finals through Florida Winter Tour
The DD2 Masters championship was won in fine style by Cristiano Morgado with Scott Campbell in second. Both of these drivers will be going back to the Grand Finals. For Cris, he'll have a chance to make history by being the first to claim four Grand Finals World Championships.
For Scott, he'll also be making history. As the world's most experienced Grand Finals driver, every time he competes there he sets the bar even higher. 2013 will mark his 10th appearance and we wish him well as a representative of the Florida Winter Tour. Third in the championship went to Juan Font who used his final day podium to move up in the standings.