6th round PCI-Karting Championship Report
Abbeyfeale, 30th September
Abbeyfeale is in County Limerick as you know and one of the nicest places you could come to and I always like going there with the mountain scenery around the area, not like the alps or anything like it but nonetheless cheery if you would like to use this therm. Tom from Abbeyfeale Raceway is one of the easiest going “Dude’s” around and coming there always makes me wanting to relax and makes it so easy for us to have fun.
This session was a wet, drying out, wet again one, with the track being a little tricky in sections but a real nice track once you get used to, it is a great track and plenty of action in various turns were in store for us. During practice we all had spins as the track was slippery and one turn at the start they had changed to a more manageable from a turn to a sweeping corner at full throttle, which made all the more interesting.
In the race we had a returning shower which made the drying out track slippery again and Andy again as last season had trouble with his Kart during the race and had to return for a new one as I had during qualifying. The race was combative and positions changed quite a few times and Ciaran I think drove one of his best races as Jacub and Ben battled upfront. Jacub recorded the fastest lap during the race and took revenge to last year when Ben beat him to it. There was a few spins here and there and I found it particularly difficult with my kart as it was spinning more so when I was trying to keep it tight, with the track being unforgiving.
It led to the following results:
Jacub 1st 17 points with fastest lap
Ben D. 2nd 24 points and joker played
Ciaran Fl. 3rd 10 points
George 4th 8 points
Andy 5th 6 points
It leaves the Leader board with:
1st Peter S. 75 points joker played in round 4 Galway
2nd Jacub 63 points joker played in round 5 Watergrass Hill
3rd George N. 58 points joker played in round 5 Watergrass Hill
4th Ben D. 44 points joker played in round 6 Abbeyfeale
5th GarC 40 points joker played in round 4 Galway
6rd Colm F. 36 points
7th Ciaran Fl. 34 points joker played in round 2 Kiltorcan Ballyhale KK
8th Connie 24 points joker played in round 5 Watergrass Hill
9th Andy 22 points joker played in round 6 Abbeyfeale
10th Brian K. 15 points
11th PJ McA. 14 points joker played in round 4 Galway
12th Willy B. 10 points
13th Paul S. 8 points
13th Billy N. 8 points
14th Mervin 6 points
15th Alex 3 points
The Championship as you can see is nicely heating up and with 2 races remaining at this stage all places are to play for.
It leaves me only to thank everybody once again for coming and turning this into a fantastic day out again. Some food was taken in, in some Hotel down the road where the banter was widespread until we eventually made our way home.
Hope to see you at the next one,
Many thanks, George