Hurricane Bertha makes conditions tricky for karts

The trophy winners with their awards.
The trophy winners with their awards.

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With a yellow weather warning in place caused by Hurricane Bertha, Boyndie awoke to benign conditions and sunshine.

This was the fourth round of club championships, and feature trophies of the day were the Mike Philip Trophy (junior driver who impressed the marshals and officials) and the September Cup (in August) (driver to score least points on the day).

In the Honda Cadets class, Abbie Munro immediately was able to open a ten-metre gap and took the chequered flag.

A chasing group of three formed were Craig Mann, Aiden Welch and Ben Macleod.

On lap six Welch moved to second. Cameron Ross was closing in on the trio and when he did catch them wasted no time in cutting his way through to second.

Ross maintained second to the flag. Third was Craig Mann followed by Ben MacLeod and Aiden Welch.

In the Junior Max/Mini Max, Elliot McIntosh, from the outside of the front row, took the early lead from Jack Gordon.

A sprinkle of rain caused the drivers to slow. Robbie Souter was caught out and spun into the thick grass.

Gordon got through into the lead and as the track dried opened a five second gap at the chequered flag. McIntosh took second ahead of Abigail Ross.

In Mini Max Cameron

Ross finished ahead of Lewis Miller.

Just as the karts left dummy grid in the Senior Max event there was another splatter of rain. This came into play at the Moravian corner and a number of karts lost adhesion and slid wide.

At the end of the first lap the

order was David Eason, Ross Shearer, Chloe Scott, Connor Wilson, Lewis McNab and Neil

Maclennan.

On the second lap Eason ran wide at Moravian due the throttle cable problem causing the throttle sticking wide open. A quick fix got him back into the race but lost seven places. Scott took the lead.

There was a five-kart train consisting of Scott, Shearer, Wilson, McNab and Maclennan. Scott came under pressure but coolly held out for the victory from Shearer and Wilson.

In the KZ2 UK (Gearbox), Scott Byiers, from pole position, took the early lead from Walter Wallace and David Kellock. A ten-metre gap opened between the three drivers. Wallace began to eat into Byiers lead and caught him with four laps to go.

Immediately he made his move at the end of Boyndie Straight and took the lead. Kellock closed in on the leaders. Wallace took the victory

followed by Byiers and Kellock.

Sheila Cumming presented trophies for GKC in the clubhouse after the meeting.

The next race meeting takes place on Sunday, August 24.

See website www.grampiankartclub.com for more details.