Triple winners all the way in KZN karting
The KZN Kart Club’s late winter Rotax Max regional delivered a fine day of racing highlighted by dominant performances across the board on Sunday.
Local hotshot Brent Walden made the premier DD2 gearbox class his own with a trio of wins to take the day while over-32 DD2 Masters man Jonno Pieterse played interference with youngsters Nicholas Wuite and Riley Horner in an interesting day long dice for second. Fifth overall, Shane Foley was second in Masters on a count-back after ending even on points with Alistair Mingay, with Richard van Heerde, Richard Horner and Chris Grobbelaar in pursuit.
Ever popular Max Masters for the bigger and older guys who still want to race a chain driven solid axle kart thrilled as always, but nobody could do much about Allan John Rice trotting to a triple victory on the day. He left a tight battle in his wake as Peter John Garbutt emerged second from Alan Johnston, Robin Jeffrey, Yashil Ghazi, Shaun Yeld and James Stewart.
Yifan Li continued the dominant trend with a Senior Max triple over the tussling Corban Spies and Juandre Nel, Jonno Pieterse, Hannah Daniel and Louden Bamford. And Dhyvien Naidoo similarly did the under-15 Junior Max triple over Uzair Khan, Maahir Wahab, Jonno Wilson, Travis Yield and Dylan Watkins. Not to be outdone, Travis Mingay took all three under 13 Mini Max wins from Kyle Spies, Harry Rowe, Troy Pieterse and Sebastian Geldenhuys.
Ryan Falconer took Under 11 Micro Max and Kayden Pistauer Bambino honours, while Andrew Nivison was the only driver not to win all three races en route to popular 4 Stroke Sprint honours, but race 3 winner Kyle Nivison at least kept it in the family ahead of Peter John Garbut, Byron Campbell, Steve Christy and Lisa Mingay overall.
Rotax Max’s next regional stop is a double header this Saturday 20 August, with Gauteng action at Zwartkops and a Cape round at Killarney.