Seaton kart ace impresses in latest outing at Dunkeswell

PUBLISHED: 07:47 06 July 2015 | UPDATED: 07:47 06 July 2015

Seaton karting ace Ryan Edgecombe

Seaton karting ace Ryan Edgecombe

Seaton driver, Ryan Edgecumbe improved on winning the last round of the Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club Rotax 177class by taking the chequered flag in three heats and the final in the June round, writes Jim Bee.

Despite some strong opposition the 17-year-old proved he had a wise racing head on his young shoulders. In heat one on a wet track and second on the grid, Edgecumbe managed to get past the pole sitter on lap four and took the win by some four seconds as well setting the fastest lap with a 57.3. In heat two the circuit had dried enough for slicks and Edgecumbe, starting seventh, launched himself off the start to sweep through to third by the end of first lap. It took him another twolaps to break into the lead where again he was untouchable setting the fastest lap with a 48.3. Heat Three and Edgecumbe starting from fourth this time found himself having to work for his hat trick of victories as he took on two very experienced drivers. It was sheer speed that saw him take the lead on five and with the flag in sight beat his own fastest lap by 0.01 of a second.

With three wins under his belt Edgecumbe had earned himself pole position for the final grid of the day. Taking full advantage of the number one spot he made a clean getaway and benefitting from the battle for second going on behind him managed to break free and enjoyed an untroubled run to the flag. Edgecumbe now leads the 177 class by 14 points and, with three rounds to go, is hoping to extend that lead over the coming months.

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