A Final Report
We started the A Final with something a bit special: we welcomed back Ross Connolly to Brentwood Karting and he qualified on pole! Well, sort of…
Ross brought along his Junior Saloon Car which he raced in this season and lead the karts on the formation lap before the A Final started. With Ross’ car at the front of the grid, that’s as near to pole positon as Ross has got for a while at Brentwood Karting.
Ross and his JSCC car were here as we also had a special reward for one of our drivers: the day’s top scoring driver aged 14 – 17yrs would be given the opportunity to take part in the Junior Saloon Car Championship scholarship, taking place on Saturday at the famous Silverstone circuit.
Jack Adams must be feeling like the mother hen – not only is he eligible for the prize of the JSCC scholarship, but he also starts from pole position. His nearest and only rival for the prize is Jake Taplin and he makes his way into the A Final after scrapping through the B Final.
Adam Harding found himself sharing the front row with Jack after a successful campaign in the earlier heats and Jack Williamson secured the prize of highest scoring Cadet – he starts from 3rd.
Jack Williamson was the first to react swapping 3rd to 1st. The cadets will have the advantage of the line, but Jack Williamson has Jack Adams knocking. The battle of the Jacks is soon joined by a Kinch, as Kye makes it a threeway scrap at the front after a biblical start!
Also with an awesome start was Jake Taplin – he immediately gains three positons into 7th. Is the scholarship dream still alive?
Our new, and double, champion Beau Sullivan didn’t have the best start. First Joshua Patrick and now Stef Christoforou lines him up and takes his position.
The wanderer has returned! Oliver Shelton’s back and straight into the A Final. No signs of rust on our Olli! He and Towa are having their own private affair in 9th and 10th.
Ohhhhhhhh, that’s a little late! ABC and Kye’s hard work is undone after a not so great overtaking attempt falls flat at the expense of Jack Adams. It gets worse for Jack as, “What’s that coming over the mountain?” It’s Jake Taplin and through into 4th goes Jake, ahead of Jack. Now the scholarship is Jake’s to lose.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s super Beau! Beau turns superhero for Jack Adams as he now has the task of pushing Jack round the track in an attempt to catch the rapid Taplin!
Someone’s in destress and there’s smoke signals coming from the viewing area…. Not to worry, it’s Jack Williamson’s mum – the best way to deal with the pressure of your son leading by a matter of inches?
Light fag number 6 and chug, chug, chug!
Jack is dealing with the pressure slightly better than his mum, but can’t relax. With Jack Adams out of the way, the race looks to be won by a Williamson or a Harding. Adam Harding’s been keeping his cool and steadily catching our leader – the gap now down to an inch or two.
We have a new driver in 3rd! Josh Pattrick makes it a cadet kart 1st and 3rd as he sets an amazing lap time of 35.378 – recording the fastest cadet lap of the season in the process.
Also on the move is Jake Taplin -he’s looking to cement his place at Silverstone. He too sets an awesome lap – the fastest senior lap of the season with a 35.380.
Chequered flag held aloft…
The smoke signals clear to show victory for Jack Williamson – his first AllStar Cup victory! Adam Harding collects a very close 2nd place, with Josh collecting the final podium position.
A great race from Stef results in 4th, ahead of Jake, who crossing the line punching the air. Never has 5th place been celebrated so much. A trip to Silvertone is Jake’s reward.
Driver Of The Day: Jack Williamson.