COOKING COETZEE

1 Jason Coetzee dominated Junior Max on Saturday. Image Mark Zeeman CopyThe rest of the Western Province Junior Max karting pack may have had issues while chasing, but one young man left all the trouble behind him at Killarney on Saturday.

Championship leader and 2014 SA Maxterino champion Jason Coetzee put his RKT Kosmic onto pole position Saturday morning before driving off into the distance, setting the fastest lap in each race to secure two more pole positions and leaving the rest to war in his wake in all three heats.

"My weekend started well by being fastest in warm up and qualifying to put it on pole." Jason explained. "That gave me a lot of motivation through the day.

"I won all three heats and managed to turn in the fastest lap each time so that I was on pole for the other races too, but most importantly, I have now extended my championship lead. "I want to thank my mentor and trainer Kohen Bam and Henry Bam and my father, who prepared me a super fast kart to drive and Ettiene Roos of the Roos Kart team.

"I must also say well done to my friends and rivals, Sebastian Boyd, Andrew Rackstraw, Dario Busi, JP Hamman, Daniel Duminy and the rest," Jason concluded. "I suppose I also need to thank them for battling so hard behind me - that actually made my job all that easier - next time it may not be so simple!"

The Cape Junior Max kids - quite plausibly the most competitive class in SA racing right now - race again in the sixth round of the WP Championship at Killarney on 27 August.