It’s never an easy end to the Brentwood Karting Race League Championship, rain, and lots of it was the spanner in the works for this week
Jessica White was the bright spark on an otherwise dark day, she secured pole position for her group.
Oliver Flashman! Oliver Flashman! Oliver Flashman! Someone has had their breakfast! it wasn’t Harley as he had to settle for a 2nd and 3rd in the heats, most drivers would be over the moon with such a result but for Harley this could be considered a “less than perfect day” Just like the weather, The Flash was storming! Winning both the heats! Oliver Zimmerman was another driver on the move dethroning Harley’s second position in heat two to cross the line a few feet behind “Flashers” Fraser Brunton! Fraser Brunton! Fraser Brunton! Pole Position! Heat Win! Heat Win!
These blogs are becoming easy if you guys (and girls) keep letting the same drivers win each race, although Fraser didn’t have it easy as Kye Kinch, Oliver Shelton and good old “Henry George” kept Mr Brunton honest.
Jessica White found herself prepped and ready on the back of the A Final grid after winning the B Final.
Oliver Flashman! Fraser Brunton! Oliver Flashman! Fraser Brunton !Oliver Flashman.
The A Final was a battle between these two, both wanting the “Rain master Badge” as some of the usual “heavy hitters” either found themselves in the B Final or engaged in battle somewhere in the A Final.
A great battle erupted as both Flash and Brunton took turns in taking the lead, Flash again with his now trademark overtaking Lunge at Bubba’s Bend. Mr HG, Henry George to you and I, was the only driver within reach of the front two as he again outdrove his experience.
The chequered flag waved and Fraser Brunton grabbed the win with Flash 2nd, a reverse of last week’s result. Mr HG filled a great 3rd with Harley kept a distance 4th! but today was Harleys day, How? Harley’s sensible approach of just securing points resulted in his points lead now be unattainable, even if he stays at home looking for a better breakfast! Harley Carleton CHAMPION… I can imagine there are the few parents right now double checking.
I’m right (as usual), no need. Looking at the championships top 2, Harley outscored Flash 5 times in the first 6 rounds before the tide turned and Flash has now outscored Harley in the last 4 rounds, A great battle between these two, but now, eyes turn to the battle for 3rd! Mr HG and Kye Kinch are the two in contention.
Driver Of The Day: Fraser Brunton
Championship Top 3!
Harley Carleton: 305
Oliver Flashman: 276
Henry George: 257
And for those of you who did check the points between Harley and Oliver, as you can see, I was correct.
This was going to be one to watch!
Championship leader, since week 3, way back in August is Adam Harding, the inexperienced Senior League Rookie has multiple champion Jack Goldsmith gunning for him and, it’s raining! Jack is in the posh seats today, you know the ones that are at the back of the Cinema, that you don’t pay for, but sit in once the film as started and you realise they are still empty
Pole Positions were won by Alfie Wratten and Sam Basstoe, but could they convert them to a race win as again, the Senior Grids were bursting 29 drivers this week!
Alfie Wratten did record a win in heat 1 and this was the race where he didn’t start from pole, a dominate victory by 17 seconds, surly starting from pole position would be even easier for Alfie?
Jack Goldsmith filled 2nd position behind the disappearing Alfie with our South African friend Taylor Norton returning to Brentwood and finishing3rd. Our Championship leader still had a race finishing 6th, he’ll need to do slightly better in the next race for the all-important A Final.
Alfie likes a challenge, he didn’t win from pole, that position was filled by Jack Goldmsith, maximum points from this race, where’s Adam? 6th again! Ouch! Not wanting 1st Alfie crossed the line in 2nd with Chris Carleton 3rd.
Mr Luff, fresh from Kimbolton win scored an impressive victory in heat 1 and didn’t surprise anyone when he done the same in heat 2! Sam Basstoe crossed the line 2nd with last weeks winner Georgie Anker 3rd. Sam Bassote again scored 2nd in heat 2 with an impressive drive from Katherine White who filled 3rd… Onwards to the A Final. An A final which did included a relieved Adam Harding after getting there hard way, through the B Final, this is a good thing as he had fresher knowledge on the wet circuit, which was now drying fast.
Matt Luff starts from pole, A comfortable…. Hang On,, Matt’s off on his own and Alfie takes the lead. Adam wasn’t waiting around he’s already passed Katherine, Chris Carleton and Taylor Norton. Jack Goldsmith has the fast starting Georgie for company as Jack Adams takes a spin, that’s another position for Adam, he already 6th. Matt Luff’s topple wasn’t a big one as he paases the impressive Alfie to retake 1st, Alfie now has Current champion Jack for company.
Matt did hang on for another impressive win leaving the battle for 2nd to be won by Jack Goldsmith who just pipped Alfie who settled for 3rd with Georgie 4th ahead of Adam.
Damage limitation in the A Final from Adam who saved his best result for the race with the most points, but with a different of 13 points scored between Jack and Adam today next week is going to be stressful, I’d suggest Adam’s mum stays at home.
Driver Of The Day: Alfie Wratten
Championship Top 3!
Adam Harding: 181
Jack Goldmsith: 176
Georgie Anker: 166