MKC Belated Club Day Report.
Author: Steve Polak

 

 

With the motto ‘better late than never’ we thought we’d put together a brief but hopefully still interesting Club Day write up for last month, given that it is club day again this coming weekend. So here goes with Steve’s Superfastgetitoutoftheway March Club Day Report!

 

 

 

MKC drivers had a ripper last club day with our own Josh Brooker having a corker of a debut in the increasingly competitive Clubman Superheavy. Josh poled the class (as it was feature) and racked up three wins to blitz the class. Chris Heraud came home in second with Mick Fisher grabbing third. There was plenty of good racing and it was great to see Anthony Lantouris returning after a long break.

 

 

 

Clubman Light was also populated by a decent number of drivers with MKCs Adam Hughes taking the win from two much improved drivers. Trevor Allen came home second and relative newcomer Nicholas Bates managed to score his first trophy grabbing a deserved third. Well done to Nicholas, we suspect this won’t be the last time you grab a podium spot. Adam also managed to move fairly quickly getting down to 41.7 second lap time in the second heat.

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile over 35s was a HUGELY entertaining battle with lots of race winners and Rod Capuano taking the first heat. The ‘Prez’ Adam Bourke then came first in the second heat before Phil Smith managed to maximize his points and the win in the final to take the day. This didn’t tell half of the story though as the battling up and down the pack was superb with Dave Yuill and Peter Gooch both figuring in the proceedings.

 

 

 

In the Junior ranks there was some great racing with MKC drivers amongst the tick of it. Ben Capuano and Michael Carless both got onto the podium in Junior National Heavy scoring second and third respectively. While Bradley Jenner managed to hold off Matthew Mclellan to win light. Of special note was the race debut of Alan Wong, one of the keenest new karters we have seen in a long time. His first meeting on ‘P’s was a success with three finishes.

 

 

 

 

Rookies was also quite intense nearly 20 drivers battling it out. Blaine Densely got the win at Oakleigh this time around. However because it was a Saturday Night event there it gave Dylan ‘Boof’ Slitts the chance to run at Morwell the next day where he also secured a win, his second in a row in Gippsland.

Midgets was also very exciting at Oakleigh with South African import Nicholas Sims really starting to make his mark, qualifying second with a time of 48.3 and managing to secure second for the day too. The increasingly confident Nikki is well in the hunt for that first elusive win, as he grows in confidence with every event. His MKC Blueprinted Comer looked the goods and his smooth driving on the infield was hard to fault. It was also great to see Brigette Cantarella and Cooper Bass both have successful runs, inching closer to her first run ‘off Ps’.

 

 

 

In the 125s there was plenty of top racing too.

TagR was MASSIVE with 27 (count them!) starters and some spirited racing. Phil Smith managed to take two wins for the day, just beating home Daniel Phivopolous and it was great to see Jay Charlton’s return with a very impressive 4th place in his new Monaco X1 chassis. The rest of the top ten in TagR was well populated by MKC drivers with 9 out of this group being customers. The running order reads 5th Stephen Zourkas, 6th Robert Bonazinga, 7th Bou Spithoven, 8th Hayden Sinclair, 9th Peter Gilbee and 10th Matthew Gilbee. A lot of big smiles all round from this group.

 

 

 

Leopard Heavy was also a good hit out for some of the more experienced guys with Michael Griffiths clean sweeping the day ahead of current champion Richard Camilleri, who scored consecutive 2nd places ahead of Dave Tolley, who did a terrific job to place third. It was also good to see TagR experienced Leon Tarrant have a go in the ‘proper’ 125 action and do quite well in his brand new MKC prepared X1 and engine combo.

 

 

 

Leopard Light saw a decent battle between Adam Hughes in his Tecno  and Michael Phillips. Hughes took two wins to grab the day.

 

 

Last but not least Luke ‘Dicko’ Dickson continued what is becoming a regular trend by jumping on the podium in Rotax Pro behind Paul Rpdgers and Dominic Lostitch, who finished first and second respectively. Luke battled hard during the day and got his setup right for the final, making passes and just securing the spot.

 

So all in all it was a great club day and with this weekend looming it will be interesting to see how the drama unfolds yet again. See you at the track.