AMP Karting Series: Round Seven
Lo206 Junior Final
Alyssa Vascocu led the field to green and maintained the lead on the opening lap as Olivier Piatek and Noah Ryan battled over second. Ryan made a good run up the hill at the exit of turn two and moved firmly ahead of Piatek.
Ryan passed Vascocu at the line of lap one thanks to a good exit coming out of the final corner. The top two created a gap over the rest of the field as Vascocu patiently waited for an opportunity to make a move for the lead.
Logan Buice began pressuring Piatek for third as the two battles tightened. Vascocu had a look at Ryan at turn nine but was unable to make the move stick. During the middle stages of the race, both battles calmed as the drivers waited for an opportunity gain a position.
In the closing stages of the race, Buice spun at the entrance to the final corner, ruining his chances at a podium. With two laps to go, Ryan made a poor exit coming out of turn four which allowed Vascocu to get a run on the back straight and make the pass for the lead. She held it together on the last lap and took the checkered ahead of Ryan and Piatek.
TaG Senior and Master Final
Leonardo Oliveira started on pole and made a fantastic start that allowed him to open a four-second gap over Daniel Perez, who fought his way up to second from eighth. Jose Garcia dropped to fourth after starting third and began pressuring Donald Davis for the last spot on the podium.
Garcia spun on lap four and dropped to eighth as the rain intensified. He immediately began making up for the mistake and recovered to finish sixth. Out front, Oliveira and Perez finished a commanding 1-2.
After dominating the prefinal Chad Lee started on pole ahead of John Stapleton and when the green dropped Lee made an excellent start. It was all erased when he got to turn four and spun on the damp surface allowing the entire field by as he got restarted. Stapleton inherited the lead as a couple more drivers were caught out by the slick conditions at turn nine.
The top five tightened up as Stapleton maintained the lead with Jason Bane right behind as Lee chased them down by several seconds a lap. With three to go, Lee caught the pack and immediately started picking drivers one at a time.
At the beginning of the final lap, Lee was directly behind Stapleton and he went around the outside of turn two which allowed him to get a better exit and retake the lead following his spin on lap one. Lee cruised to the win as the rest of the drivers battled for the final two spots on the podium.
Stapleton’s front right wheel came off at the final corner which allowed Bane to get by but Stapleton managed to get his three-wheeled kart across the line to take third.