Strong results for kart club
TWELVE Lismore Kart Club members travelled to Tamworth recently to compete at the final round of the Northern Zone over two days of competition.
The series has seen drivers travel to Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Grafton before the final round in Tamworth. Overall series winners in each class won a new driving suit from the major sponsor Bartercard.
The youngest club members competing dominated the Cadet 9 category, with Kayden Thompson taking four out five races while brothers Braith and Jake Santin got in on the action.
Braith set a new lap record in the first heat of the weekend while Kayden managed to win both the weekend and the overall series.
Braith was able to hold his brother out for second and finished the series second overall.
Jake kept third for the weekend but just missed the podium for the overall series, finishing fourth.
In Cadet 12, Drew Bidner started the first race well along with fellow club member Kye Suffolk but engine gremlins saw Drew's first race end early.
Support from other club members enabled Drew to compete for the remainder of the meeting but the first race incident impacted his overall result.
Both Drew and Kye raced well in a strong field of nine drivers. Kye made consistent improvements throughout the weekend and just missed the podium with a fourth for the weekend.
Overall series results saw both boys missing the podium after a hard-fought series, Drew fourth and Kye fifth overall.
KA4 Junior Light was a competitive field. Lismore Kart Club only had one club member travelling to the rounds and the competition was just as tough in the finalround with Sam Seccombe finishing third overall.
KA4 Junior Heavy was unfortunately a small field like all the rounds, and for Jakob Lesha that meant the heavy drivers were put out with light drivers at each round of the series.
Jakob drove hard mixing it with some of the light drivers and finished first overall.
KA4 Senior Light was a family affair at most of the rounds and Tamworth was not going to be any different.
The youngest of the Nommensen family, Dmitri, took four straight wins before holding back in the final to make for a very close finish in the final for the top three positions.
Older brother Curt was not so lucky with a mechanical failure in the second heat.
Final positions were Dmitri first, Curt second and Dean third, however in the overall series it was Curt first, Dmitri second and Dean third.
The Tag 125 Restricted Light saw Cameron McPherson take the win in the first heat only to suffer engine issues, which affected his result.
He still finished the round second and the series third overall.
The TAG 125 Light featured Jodie Nommensen back in the seat of a kart for the third time this year and she finished the round third and second overall for the season.
The next Lismore Kart Club meeting is on November 12.