TITLE CHASE SET FOR A FITTING FINALE
The battle for two of the three pro championships in the 2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series presented Castrol EDGE will go down the wire in Port Melbourne in Victoria tomorrow.
A mere one-point separates Patrizicorse’s Kyle Ensbey and Energy Kart driver Chris Hays at the top of the Pro Gearbox (KZ2) standings while JAM Racing’s Adam Hughes holds a 12-point buffer over Daniel Rochford in the Pro Light (KF1) standings.
Ensbey and Hays were never far apart throughout today’s qualifying and heat race action which saw the CRG pair of Jason Pringle and Matthew Wall qualify one-two.
Hays won two of the three heat races, his second coming after Wall was handed a 10-second penalty for a starting infringement, to secure pole position for tomorrow’s opening final.
Hughes was consistent throughout today’s three Pro Light (KF1) heat races to maintain a slender gap between himself and Rochford in the chase for the James Courtney trophy.
Top Kart driver Joseph Mawson upstaged the championship contenders in the final 16-lap heat race to take the win.
In the Pro Junior (KF3) ranks, Canberra’s Cameron Hill enters tomorrow with the knowledge that he has an insurmountable lead in the title chase. Victory in the third heat race moved him 66-points clear of his nearest rival, Jake Coleman.
Queenslander James Greenwood won two heat races in the Yamaha Clubman Challenge to seal the series win while the battle in the Junior National titles are still very open between Jayden Ojeda and William Hawkes.
In the Australian Leopard Challenge it was James Sera and Ben Stewart who shared the honours in the Light category while Michael Griffiths and Hamish Leighton set the pace in Leopard Heavy.
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