AMP Karting Series: Round Eight

The final race of the AMP Karting Series capped of an excellent season of racing. Here a few of the best races from round eight.

TaG Junior/Senior/Master:

Daniel Perez started on pole alongside Matheus Prates and was able to stay ahead despite getting twitchy through turn one. Everyone behind the leader made it through the opening lap cleanly. 

The top two immediately pulled away from the rest of the field but the battle for third between Jose and Bobby Garcia remained close. Jose stayed within striking distance through the opening laps.

Perez continued to set the fastest laps of the race and extend his lead out front. Prates race ended early due to a technical issue that promoted Bobby and Jose Garcia into second and third. Jose finally made his move on Bobby under braking into turn two on the final lap. 

TaG Cadet and Rookie:

Luke Giglio started on pole ahead of Austin Warner and Kai Mars. They held position on lap one but on lap two Giglio ran wide at the exit of turn two which allowed Warner to get alongside as they went back up the hill. 

Warner tucked back behind Giglio as they prepared for turn four and the top five drivers remained single file along the back straight. Mars got a run on Warner through the esses and made the move on the inside of turn 14 which left Warner out of position for turn 15. Warner dropped to 4th at the line.

Giglio started to pull away as they battled behind. Mars faced pressure from Bowen Greene and Matteo Ruggiero and Greene made the move to take second. Mars retook second a couple of laps later at turn nine. 

Greene and Ruggiero made their way past Mars going into turn 15 as they continued to battle over the podium positions. Mars made a couple of moves and was back in second as they continued to swap positions every lap. 

On the final lap, Greene tried to cover off the inside of turn nine but Mars’ top speed was too much and he made the move for second. Greene managed to get a better run out the final corner to take second over mars by a kart length as the top three were separated by a couple of tenths. 

Shifter Final:

Raiden Nicol started on pole after a dominant showing in the prefinal but Chad Lee and John Stapleton made a better start and passed the 14-year-old at the start. Nicol caught Stapleton on lap two and passed him on the back straight. 

Nicol wasted no time in passing Lee at turn four and began to extend his lead. Stapleton suffered an issue with his right rear tire just as he began to catch Lee. 

Lee retired from third on the final lap with a clutch failure as Nicol continued to set sub-50-second laps and take the victory.