All the barbecues may be packed away and in the shed for another year and trips to the beach now just a distant memory;
there is still one thing to do on a Sunday,
The Brentwood Karting Race League.
We find the returning Joshua Pattrick ruling the roost in the Cadet Championship with a healthy lead.
After missing the summer championship Josh dusted off his race suit and returned to the action for this season.
There was no rust on Josh, A win on the first week has already been followed up with another 2 victories which has resulted in a comfortable 21 point lead at the summit of the championship.
2nd place in the championship is held by current Champion Ellis Sandford.
After an awesome summer championship Ellis is still on top form as he looks to retain his title. A win on week 2 and the current fastest lap has kept Ellis looking like Josh’s most likely challenger.
Completing the podium positions at the half way stage is Nathan Crowley. A super consistent first half of the championship from Nathan sees him with the best dropped scores from the top three, a hugely improved performance from Nathan can he interfere with the top two positions as the championship continues.
Just off the podium lies another former champion, Beau Sullivan.
When Beau isn’t at Brentwood he’s racing his own karts, as a result he has missed 3 of the 7 weeks, so a great performance to still be sitting in 4th, a win on week 6 has kept him just within touch of a potential podium placement in the next few weeks should he string together a consistent run of Brentwood weeks.
Completing the top 5 places is Miguel Onyekweli, another strong run of scores keeps Miguel well clear of 6th placed Gus. Several high scores along with a dominate week win in the pouring rain on week 5 really shows his class, this is sure to be Miguel’s final championship in the Cadet League before progressing to the Senior Championship.
Looking further down the championship there are several “Ones To Watch” New comer Ben Cooke is one particular driver, Ben’s scored better and better each week and is now within touching distance of a top 10 position.
William Murphy and Oliver Bowen are another two drivers really finding their feet in the Championship, they’re both fighting for 7th position and only separated by a single point.
The Championship is certainly hotting up as we pass the half way point.
Current Champion Stef Christoforou continues to be cream of the crop sitting pretty at the summit of the championship.
After just beating Oliver Flashman to the post last season on the final race of the championship Stef has lead this season’s championship since round 1. A massively impressive campaign took shape as Stef was the quickest driver to adapt his driving style top match new Sodikarts we now use.
Three week wins on weeks 1, 3 and 5 gave Stef a very early comfortable lead, its not all been plain sailing for Stef as the fly in his championship ointment is Jack Adams.
Like Stef, Jack very quickly found his feet in the new karts and over the past three weeks has outscored everybody and also gained 29 points on Stef’s lead and finds himself in 2nd position within just 5 points. Jack is taking part in his final year at Brentwood so it’s all or nothing for Brentwood’s “seasoned” racer. With Jack being one of the heaviest drivers in the championship sitting in 2nd is no easy task and his fastest lap time of 35.0 is impressive also.
17 points behind Jack is former Cadet Champion Peter Knight. Never far from any championship lead is Peter Knight and this season is no different, 2 weeks wins are under Peter’s belt as he filled the podium position last week knocking another former champion, Kye Kinch down to 4th.This is one of the closest battles in the championship as just 3 points separate 3rd placed Peter, 4th placed Kye and 5th placed Oliver Flashman who finished last season as runner up.
The Senior Championship is always super competitive with 4 of the top 5 drivers already current, former or multiple champions, Jack Adams being the odd one out and currently he’s outscoring everybody!
With champions and impressive drivers littering the championship table it’s difficult to pick out the “One’s To Watch” any one in the top 10 are more than capable of winning a championship and just outside the top 10 we find experienced karter but Brentwood new boy Lewis Appiagyei with some impressive scores already, consistency will be the key for Lewis and he finally joins a competitive championship 🙂
Furhter down the order and getting faster each week we find Ethan Wood and Tyreese Fenton, two drivers who have progressed from the Development Club into the Race League.
You can find all the info you need about the Brentwood Karting Race League online.
All Photos: Sprocket Photography