28th of October, Kart City Raceway Santry Dublin
This was the first time we visited Kart City Raceway in Santry since the changes had taken place to the track some time ago and with Mick reporting to me re the newly laid out track I decided this should be a venue we have to go to, especially since it is in Dublin where a lot of our PCI Members and Friends are.
It is an easy accessible venue from the M50 as if you were to go to the airport and with work still on-going to its amenities, the track was ready to go for us, be it though another wet day in the offing as we braced for an eventful session. GarC was back in action after getting a taste of married live and we wish him the very best and his wife to a happy life ahead. This time though GarC brought his Dad who hasn’t been Karting for some time but as it turned out he hadn’t lost any of his competitive skills and could give any of us a run for his money.
As you can well imagine it being a new track for us who have never been there and the wet weather we had plenty of drifting and spins while we were trying to get the hang of it. Mick was nursing an injury so he was taking pictures and gave general support to us as we all tried to better ourselves during the qualifying heats.
During the race it was the usual battle for positions with spins on turn 3 which resulted that I could make up a couple of places as Jacub and Peter battled ahead of me and I had no chance getting close and contented with driving a safe race having fun on my own as the battle was raging behind me. I didn’t see all of it but Andy, GarC and Willy were exchanging places on numerous occasions with Willy being the worse for it as he run in 6th in the Final.
It resulted with the following classifications from the Final
1st Peter 15 points
2nd Jacub 14 points with Jacub recording the fastest lap
3rd George 10 points
4th GarC 8 points
5th Andy 6 points
6th Willy 5 points with joker played
This now clears a few doubts of who is going to win the Championship and where the rest of us will lay to fight for on another day.
It leaves the Leader board with:
1st Peter S. 90 points joker played in round 4 Galway
2nd Jacub 77 points joker played in round 5 Watergrass Hill
3rd George N. 67 points joker played in round 5 Watergrass Hill
4th GarC 48 points joker played in round 4 Galway
5th Ben D. 44 points joker played in round 6 Abbeyfeale
6rd Colm F. 36 points
7th Ciaran Fl. 34 points joker played in round 2 Kiltorcan Ballyhale KK
8th Andy 28 points joker played in round 6 Abbeyfeale
9th Connie 24 points joker played in round 5 Watergrass Hill
10th Willy B. 20 points with joker played in round 7 Santry
11th Brian K. 15 points
12th PJ McA. 14 points joker played in round 4 Galway
13th Paul S. 8 points
13th Billy N. 8 points
14th Mervin 6 points
15th Alex 3 points
With GarC trading places (4th) with Ben and Andy dropping Connie to 9th, Willy picking up momentum and getting into the top ten, while Peter bedding his lead in the Championship, it looks like the hottest battle is for fourth and I can’t wait to see Ben and GarC at the next outing in Whiteriver Park.
Leaves me only once again to thank everybody for coming and great to see Mick and seeing him loosing tons of weight, so look out there is another lightweight on the horizon.
Hope to see you soon,
Many Thanks, George