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2018 Half Term Report

Posted on 11th June, 2018

Well, now that we are halfway through the 2018 season, already, let's take a look at the standings so far:

 

LIGHTWEIGHTS

Kallum Jones appears to have one hand on the trophy in the LW class, but Karl Spencer has been within reaching distance all season, despite his results saying otherwise. The same goes for Jack Warren, with all 3 drivers sharing the spoils more often than not. 

 

The reverse grid second races seem to be the points where Spencer and Warren do the catching up, with one or the other taking more points than Jones in each of these races. The class is still open as we head to Tamworth.

 

MEDIUMWEIGHTS

Guy Tolley has always been the favourite for this class, right from the day it was announced he was racing with us here at Rugby Kart Club. And he has lived up to that, taking 4 wins in the first 4 races, before struggling for pace in the next 4 races. However he kept his head, and his lead, by taking more fastest laps and currently holds a 22 point lead on the counted dropped scores. 

 

Special mentions go out to Trevor Hansford, who has made a remarkable comeback after surgery last year to be current joint runner-up with Todd White. And also to the Club's self titled 'Ginger Stig' Neil Graham, who after the first meeting chose a real challenge and dropped into the MW class from the Heaveyweights and although his results don't show outright pace, he has stayed in touch with the top 3 and currently sit 5th, only 8 points adrift of a trophy.

 

HEAVYWEIGHTS

It has been a really close season so far in the HW class. Paul Malin took an early sprint into the distance with some brilliant results but has been sidelined with illness and hasn't raced since Round 4. Newcomer David Comber then took over the lead briefly before Chris Cheetham became the new leader.

 

Cheetham has done a lot of work since January to shed over 2 stone in weight, going from one of the heaviest drivers in the class, to nearly one of the lightest. Lou Aracsi and Richard Warren have had varied results, mainly in the reverse grid races, but stay within touch. Just 2 points cover Cheetham and Comber, while a bad result from both, coupled with good results from Aracsi and Warren will bring all 4 drivers right back together again.

 

THE REST OF THE SEASON

We expect Kallum Jones and Karl Spencer to draw close to each other by the end, with Karl running under the pressure of fighting for a championship quite well in the past. Guy Tolley looks like he is almost there with his class, while we can't say who will win the HW class. It is just that close.

 

What are your predictions for the 3 classes? Comment below.

 

The next meeting is at Daytona Tamworth on June 30th at 10am. Photos will be provided by Stacey Smith (and Chris Cheetham if we do not all race on one grid). Stacey is also going to be taking her laptop to the track and is requesting footage from any drivers wearing cameras as she wants to try a project, if anyone can help at the end of the days's racing.