The Championship Finals are underway at the 51st Australian National Sprint Kart Championships are underway at the Monarto Karting Complex in South Australia.

A wrap from Saturday’s action can be found here.

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Race Order
1. Leopard Heavy
2. Junior National Heavy
3. Leopard Light
4. Clubman Super Heavy
5. Senior National
6. Junior National Light
7. Clubman Heavy
8. Junior Clubman
9. Clubman Light

51st Australian National Sprint Kart Championships
Monarto Karting Complex, South Australia

RESULTS: Final (16 laps)

Leopard Heavy
1. Kris Walton
2. Matthew Wall
3. Brendan Nelson
4. Paul Pittam
5. Lee Mitchener
Race Notes: Shamick Racing’s Matthew Wall took advantage of his front row start by leading the field through turn one ahead of his Arrow karts counterpart Brendan Nelson. Kris Walton slotted into third. On lap two Walton relieved Nelson of second place and Lee Mitchener followed him through. Walton closed the gap to Wall before taking over the front running on lap five. He then held a four-kart buffer over Wall for the ensuing laps before showing superior speed to clear away from the quartet behind him.

Junior National Heavy
1. Jordan Boys
2. William Hawkes
3. Nicholas Rowe
4. Zac Phillips
5. Bryce Fullwood
Race Notes: The top five runners were led by Nicholas Rowe in a freight train for the first half of the Junior National Heavy final. Rowe led Jordan Boys who was followed by Braydon North, Zac Phillips and William Hawkes. The top five raced nose-to-tail for the majority of the race with Boys and Rowe swapping the front running. As Hawkes and Rowe battled for second on the last lap it allowed Boys to distance himself and claim the win.

Leopard Light
1. David Sera
2. Josh Tynan
3. Ben Stewart
4. James Sera
5. Jesse Elliott
Race Notes: After showing some impressive speed during Saturday’s pre-final, local driver Josh Tynan continued this form into the opening few laps of the Leopard Light to upstage his more fancied rivals. Tynan led James Sera, David Sera and Ben Stewart. On lap five David Sera moved into to second place and set about finding a way past Sera, it only took a lap and he was into the lead. Sera and Tynan opened a five kart-length gap between them and third place James Sera by mid-race distance. The experience of Sera shone through as he opened a buffer over Tynan to win his 13th national championship.

Clubman Super Heavy
1. Paul Pittam
2. Scott Simpson
3. Ben McKinlay
4. Andrew Cash
5. Mason Barbera
Race Notes: South Australian pair Paul Pittam and Andrew Cash led the field away in the Clubman Super Heavy final at Monarto. The Omega Karts pilot led Cash, Scott Simpson and Ben McKinlay. Simpson showed his superior speed mid race to find his way into the lead and as the top four battled, it allowed Blake Mooney into the front-running freight train. Over the final few laps Pittam edged away from Simpson to clam his maiden national championship.

Senior National
1. Jason Newman
2. Jay Schrodter
3. James French
4. Oliver Etter
Race Notes: Arrow Karts driver Brock Plumb led Sean Butcher and Jason Newman in the early laps of the Senior National final. The top five were separated mid race when Trent Rogers and Sean Butcher came together while squabbling over the second position. After crashing out, the pair had a heated discussion which resulted in some physical contact between them On the track Plumb was shadowed by Matthew Waters for the remainder of the race. After an intense battle Plumb and Waters came together allowing Newman to sneak through for the win. Bradley Anderson, who crossed the line fifth, was later excluded for a technical infringement.

Junior National Light
1. Bryce Fullwood
2. Dylan Hollis
3. Jayden Ojeda
4. Tyler Morrison
5. Reece Sidebottom
Race Notes: Northern Terriotorian Bryce Fullwood was the favourite to win the national championship last year on his home track but he had South Australian Luke Marquis steal his limelight. This year, it was his time to shine with a dominant victory. Dylan Hollis finished second, narrowly ahead of Jayden Ojeda and Tyler Morrison.

Junior Clubman
1. Joshua Denton
2. Nicholas Rowe
3. Damon Strongman
4. Jake Klein
5. Braydon North
Race Notes: Jake Klein took advantage of his pole position to lead the field through the opening turn but it wasn’t long before Nicholas Rowe took over the front running. Damon Strongman joined the duo to make it a three-way battle for the lead. Joshua Denton then made it a four-way battle by lap five. With Denton closing in third, Rowe made a move for the lead. Denton then followed Strongman when he passed Rowe on the final turn. In the closing laps Denton moved to the front and held on for a popular victory.

Clubman Heavy
1. David Sera
2. Kris Walton
3. Kip Foster
4. Matthew Wall
5. Leigh Nicolaou
Race Notes: After enjoying victory in Clubman Heavy earlier in the day, David Sera was determined to make it 14 national championships when lining up on pole position in the Clubman Heavy category. The Arrow karts driver battled with Kris Walton during the early laps as Leigh Nicolaou slotted into third place. Western Australian Kip Foster held down fourth place ahead of Matthew Wall and Remo Luciani. Walton and Sera had the pace of the field, even as they battled for the lead. With five laps remaining Foster moved into third as Wall began pressure Nicolaou for fourth spot. With two laps remaining Sera made his move for the lead and despite Walton’s best efforts he was unable to stop Sera from claiming title number 14.

Clubman Light
1. Jake Coleman
2. Jesse Elliott
3. Aidan Wright
4. James Sera
5. Luke Marquis
Race Notes: Cairns driver Aidan Wright took full advantage of his front row start to move into the lead while polesitter Luke Marquis and pre-event favourite James Sera were caught in skirmishes in turn one. Wright led former Junior Clubman champion Jesse Elliott for the first half of the race. As the race continued, CRG driver Jake Coleman had superior speed and simply drove off into the distance after passing Elliott and Wright.

*All Results are provisional