Edgecombe lands superb Dunkeswell victory
PUBLISHED: 11:27 07 September 2011
The latest news from the world of karting at Dunkeswell.
The weather forecast said overcast but dry but this, after all, is Dunkeswell!
After a dry Saturday practice, Sunday morning saw ominous clouds were heading towards the circuit and the regular competitors started to prepare for the sporadic heavy showers that influenced the meeting!
The cadets were first to test the weather and Alex Quinn demonstrated his skills in both the dry and wet taking wins in the first two heats.
However, in heat 3, Izaac Channing re-established himself by taking the win with Quinn second. The final was dry and Channing battled with Quinn for the lead, taking it on lap 3 and holding it to take the win.
Quinn was second and Brandon Patrick took the final step of the podium. In the Minimax class Connor Hall, recently moving up from cadets dominated the grid taking all 3 heats and the final with James Moorcroft in second and Sam Stephens in third.
It was the same story in the Junior Blue class as Ryan Edgecombe did the same but created an exciting final when he dropped to the back of the pack with a carb problem, only to battle back and take the chequered flag. Nathan Booth and Ellis Jackson rounded off the podium.
Sole TKM driver Alex Thomas enjoyed a good final mixing it with the minimax boys. The close racing experienced in the Junior Rotax class continued in this round with Tyler Weedon taking the honours in heat 1.
Heats 2 and 3 were dominated by Harrison Wignall who elected to go out on slicks a gamble which paid off as the track dried quicker than anticipated.
In the final it was Wignall who had a peerless drive storming from the back of the pack, having been excluded in heat 1 for a technical infringement, to take the lead by lap 6.
Equally fast was James Johnson who took second with Sam Morgan in third.
The Senior Max grid was boosted by the migration of Colin Davis and Stewart Baker who elected to shed some weight and drop down from the 177 grid.
It was a decision that paid off as they dominated the heats with Davis taking two wins to Bakers one. In the final, Davis came out on top with Baker in second. Matt Parker took third.
The 177’s with Davis & Baker going AWOL was dominated by Matt Isgrove and Darren Lane who finished first and second respectively in the heats. In the Final, Isgrove took an untroubled win with Lane also unchallenged in second.
Paul Evans came from 6th to take a well earned podium in third. Last up were the 250N grid with Andy Gulliford, Stuart Mansell and Frazer Everett all taking a win in the heats.
However, Everett was to come out on top in the final fighting off a strong drive from Mansell with Jack Packer claiming the last step on the podium. All in all an excellent weekend of close clean racing with several championships still up for grabs.
Final Results & Standings
1. 22 Izaac Channing Zip
2. 29 Alex Quinn Project 1
3. 81 Brandon Patrick Project 1
1. 17 Connor Hall Tony
2. 21 James Moorcroft Tony
3. 24 Sam Stephens Alonso
1. 9 Ryan Edgecombe Mac
2. 74(N) Nathan Booth Lynx
3. 23 (N) Ellis Jackson Lynx
1. 16 Harrison Wignall Alonso
2. 35 James Johnson Kosmic
3. 41 Sam Morgan LH
1. 71 Colin Davis Tony
2. 95 Stewart Baker CRG
3. 76 Matt Parker Alonso
1. 25 Matt Isgrove Tony
2. 28 Darren Lane Storm
3. 66(N) Paul Evans Storm
1. 55 Frazer Everett Cyclone
2. 21 Stuart Mansell Anderson
3. 23(N) Jack Packer Cyclone
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