DRAMA AS CAPE KART TITLES ARE SETTLED
The 2013 Western Cape karting championships came to a dramatic head at Killarney on Saturday as certain classes literally fought until the last turn to settle the titles.The tightest chase went down in the Cadet class where eight-year olds Joseph Oelz and Tate Bishop went into the first race on even points and fought wheel to wheel for six laps until a controversial incident, which saw both off the track and scrambling to get back on. That left the way open for title outsider Troy Dolinschek to win from Sebastian Swanepoel as Oelz fought back to fourth behind Lee George.
South Africa’s Cris Morgado Wins Karting World Championship for a Record Fourth Time.
South Africa’s Cristiano Morgado won the DD2 Master’s Class in the world’s most competitive karting series in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA yesterday (Saturday, November 16, 2013).
In beating out 72 other champion karters in his class from all parts of the world, the 34-year-old from Durban became the first driver to win four World Championships in the Rotax Max Challenge Finals, a series that has been running since 1999. Morgado won the Senior Max class in 2003, and since 2011 he has been the World DD2 Masters Rotax champion.
AND THEN THERE WERE SIX
Jordan Sherratt (Jnr Max) and Ryan Frost (DD2) had to compete in the last chance race to make it to the Finals today. Jordan winning his heat and Ryan finished second.
After the last chance heats yesterday, sadly DD2 Masters drivers Conor Hughes, Lourens van Rensberg and Richard van Heerde have been knocked out of the event.
Senior Max driver Luke Herring although quick in the last chance race missed the cut.
Congratulations to the drivers that have made the final. Good luck for today!