Round 3 of the Central Coast Speedway Kart Club Championship was held at Gosford Showground on March 21.
The Twilight round is one of the highlights of the annual racing calendar, with racing starting at lunchtime and the finals held under floodlit conditions. Round 3 saw a plethora of drivers racing without P plates for the first time, while the grandstand had many an inquisitive visitor from the recent Central Coast Regional Show watching racing. Cadet 9 saw the return of outstanding young racer, Blaxx Caton, and he didn’t disappoint, with four wins from 4 races and a perfect 100 point round. Mark Angilley and Dylan Kelly fought hard for second and third respectively on the day.
Special mention to, Abellah Debono, with a solid 4th in heat 2. Round 2 champion, Luke Angilley, and, Joey Bisset, led the way in Cadet 12, winning two of the races each on the night, and Angilley ultimately winning the night overall. The consistency of, Jarrod Garland and Jacob Hensby, was to be admired, with three seconds and three thirds respectively, the former taking out third place on the night. The improvement over a race meeting always demands attention, and, Leah Kelly’s, run of 6th, 5th and 5th, before a 4th in the feature race, was a quality effort. Junior KA4 was fiercely contested between, Jac Laneyrie, Nathan Thompson and Joel Buettel. Buettel took overall meeting honours with two race wins, with a race win each to Laneyrie and Thompson.
KA3 Medium was always looking like being a highlight if the pre-race banter at the race briefing was anything to go by. A small field of four put on a great show, with an epic battle between father and son, Phillip and Bubba Farrow. Gosford Speedway is no stranger to family warfare on wheels, and after two wins to each, it was ultimately Phillip who took meeting honours from, Craig Blanch, and Bubba third. KT lights once again had everyone rushing to the fence to watch. This category never fails to deliver and, Nick Gilbert, Sean Morley and Gary Morris, all claimed race wins. While these gentlemen saluted the chequered flag, it was a mighty overall performance from, Caitlin Genner, that claimed the ladies their first CCSKC round win of the year.
Caitlin produced two fine seconds and a third to leave the boys in her dust and take the number one podium spot. In KT Medium, rookies, Andy Duncan and Paul Zaia, were able to play with the big boys at the pointy end of the field for the first time, after graduating from P plates. Both were able to gain the 4th place in a heat on the night. But the real story here is, Jason Bisset, who put on an absolute masterclass of speedway karting and a perfect record of four race wins on the night. Michael Russell and Wayne Hosie consistently produced the minor placings behind the Bisset express.
Source: Media release, May 1 Paul Zaia, Central Coast Speedway Kart Club