125cc Gearbox class put on a fantastic display for the crowd. It was the new Queensland President, Sam McFerran, winning 2 out of 3 races taking top honors. Jon Bothamley keeping him honest and picking up a win when Sam had a rare spin due to some oil in the Carosell in race 2. Veteran Phil Silcock rounded out the podium. Lindsay Jamieson in the Linra Properties Stockman/ Honda had great speed but failed to finish any race due to a niggle in the electrics and fuel system.
Was quality over quantity today at Lakeside Park with only 3 250 nationals on track. But that didn't stop the action being red hot there was nothing between them all day. Dan Lewis got to the front early in race 1 and 2 while Tim Weier and Gareth Crisp were chasing close behind. Race 3 Gareth Crisp wound up the Team AGL ADE/ Gas Gas and turned a 53.9 second lap in race 3 which he won which is very close to Dan Lewis' lap record set some time ago. Not bad considering half the track was under water a few days ago.
Live stream of R1 of the Queensland Superkart Series from Lakeside this weekend is available from the link top right of the Queensland Raceways website. 250's on Saturday and 125cc and 85cc Superkarts Sunday. http://qldraceways.com.au/
Entries for Round 1 of the 2017 Queensland Superkart Series are open and will close Thursday 23rd March. Feel free to enter for the rest of the year while you are there. Practice available all day on the Friday 31/03/17 for $80.00 for a half day and $120.00 for a full day. Entry Fee $220.00 for each event. Interstate and KA entries most welcome. 250 Superkarts race on Saturday. 125cc and 85cc Superkarts race Sunday. For further info, contact the Race Secretary on 54628472.
Over the Christmas New Years break, Morgan Park Raceway http://morganparkraceway.com.au/ was being transformed with a total resurface of the race track. Racing has been suspended for a couple of months to let the surface cure. A flat smooth Morgan Park is a great Superkart track. Look forward to going back there in the near future.