News Archive: April 2015
SKUSA SuperNats XIX Las Vegas/November 18/22, 2015
Dear all UK IAME competitors,
as announced in December, the SKUSA SuperNats XIX (Las Vegas/November 18/22, 2015) will host the IAME NORTH AMERICAN CUP.
The IAME classes are as follows: IAME Mini (MINI USA), Junior TaG (Leopard), Senior TaG (X30) and Master TaG (X30).
As you all know, this unique Karting event gathers each year around 500 drivers, so the definition of the schedule of the meeting is a very hard duty and the entries are usually completed in less than two hours from the opening of the entries (August 10th for this year).
Due to the entries limitation in each class, the organization has asked us to inform them about the number of drivers that we expect to join the race from outside US, so that they can adjust the schedule accordingly and possibly add extra slots in one class or another.
X30 Tour Race 2 – Kimbolton
Anderson Chilcott, Eddie Hack, Ben Wooldridge and Yukinori Isshii all emerged as Heat winners but it was Angus Fender who claimed pole position for the “A” Final. With the race underway Fender quickly established a lead of some 25 metres before Mario Mills moved his way up passing Alfie Brown & Eddie Hack to assume 2nd place, closely followed by Wooldridge. Fender kept a gap even with the hard charging Mills who started to close, Wooldridge driving a solid race with a couple of laps remaining nipped past Mills and this brought Anderson Chilcott into contention. These three had quite a tussle before Wooldridge eventually claimed 2ndplace by no more than a yard. The gap between Mills and Chilcott, though, could be measured in mere inches, with Mario eventually getting the verdict. 50 metres further back, Elliot Harvey, Joshua Thompson, Bryony King and Eddie Hack were involved in an equally close dispute over 5th place.
SENIOR X 30
Andrew Rees-Reynolds, Danny Keirle, Tom Prior and Stephen Letts were all Heat winners. For a large part of the “A” Final it looked as though Jacob Stilp was cruising to victory after he replaced Oliver Hodgson up front. Once Keirle took over 2nd spot, however, he gradually began to close in and the chequered flag must have come as a relief to Jacob as Keirle required one more lap to have a passing moving on Stilp. Derek Morgan resisted the efforts of Hodgson to claim 3rd spot. The first Round winner Mark Litchfield had struggled for grip all weekend but he managed to finish 6th behind Letts. Fastest man in the final Gus Lawrence managed a strong 7th place overall.
The Tour Race One- PFI
56 entrants in this class produced yet another record for the PF circuit. Lewis Taylor, Alfie Brown and Eddie Hack all dipped under the 1 minute mark in Timed Qualifying. Next up came Nicholas Taylor, Callum Bradshaw and Mario Mills. Lewis Taylor won his Heat followed by Hack and Bradshaw. Brown picked up the win next time out, with Mills finishing 2nd ahead of Ben Wooldridge, but there was disappointment for Nicholas Taylor who retired from this race after completing just three laps and he had to qualify via the “B” Final.
In the “A” Final LewisTaylor was unable to capitalise on his pole position as Brown, Bradshaw and Joshua Simms all moved ahead of him. Brown was especially quick off the mark and he enjoyed a lead of almost 30 yards after just one lap had been completed. Bradshaw retired from 2nd place on lap 2, leaving Hack to take up the chase ahead of Taylor and Simms. Taylor went past Hack shortly afterwards and gradually Brown’s advantage began to disappear. Simms joined in the fun and it was anyone’s guess which of these four drivers would eventually come out on top.
With just over a lap remaining Taylor hit the front, closely followed by Hack. This little battle brought Anderson Chilcott and Ethan Hawkey into play as they began their final tour. Coming out of the right hand hairpin Brown pulled off a daring manoeuvre that brought him up to 1st place. Hack was badly compromised and dropped down to 5th. At the line it was Brown who celebrated victory ahead of Taylor, Hawkey, Chilcott, Hack and Simms. Around 50 yards behind this pack came Saul Robinson closely followed by Bryony King, Josh Rafferty and Yukinori Ishii.
Mark Litchfield and Jacob Stilp posted identical times in the Qualifying sessions. Gus Lawrence, Levi King, Lucas Vaus and Tom Prior made up the top six, but it was a shock to see Oliver Hodgson down in 19th spot. Heat 1 resulted in a narrow win for Litchield ahead of Lucas Vaus, Some 50 yards behind this pair came Philip Rawson with Hodgson just a few feet behind. Stephen Letts won the next Heat followed by Chris Trott and Jacob Stilp. Dan Stocks had the honour of winning PF’s first ever “C” Final and then pulled off a stunning drive in the next one, missing out on a top four qualifying place by just one or two yards as he finished behind Ayrton Hirst, James Corpe, Glenn Guest and Scott Jeffs.
Mark Litchfield made sure that the “A” Final didn’t get too exciting. From pole position he stormed off into an early lead, with Chris Trott trying desperately to keep him in his sights. Lucas Vaus should have started off from 3rd position but failed to make the rolling lap. Trott was soon overtaken by Stilp, who eventually succumbed to Oliver Hodgson. Although Oliver managed to match Litchfield’s pace, the leader had already extended his advantage to some 50 yards by then. Trott finished behind Stilp in a lonely 4th position, Philip Rawson, on the new Fullerton kart, finished in 6th spot behind Stephen Letts, with Danny Keirle, Levi King, Matt Dickinson and Charlie Bingham making up the top ten.
NOMINATED PETROL STATION Rd2 KIMBOLTON
IMPORTANT– Information for all competitors. The 2nd round of the LGM series at Kimbolton will be using a nominated petrol station the details are as follows:-