SYKC round 5 – Wombwell kart circuit

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Ryan Turner had a massive 11.68 seconds over the rest of the Senior Max field

Ryan Turner reinforced his lead of the Senior Max category in round 5 of South Yorkshire Kart Club’s championship at a sunny Wombwell kart circuit.

Turner, from Jump, qualified in grid 3rd for the Senior Max final, soon working his way into the lead at the start, passing Chesterfield’s Michael Parker who had qualified in 2nd.

Turner led the whole 20 laps with Parker following closely behind and setting the fastest lap in his chase, running together for the entire race, the pair were just 0.68 seconds apart at the flag, the pair’s lead by race end was a massive 11.68 seconds over the rest of the field.

Doncaster’s Maciej Hodura, who had qualified 4th, suffered a mishap on the opening lap when a trip over the kerbs launched him into the tyre barriers and he failed to finish: as one onlooker commented, “he’s just found out his brakes don’t work when he’s flying through the air!”.

Honda Cadet pole-sitter Jayjay Cook from Barnsley led the first 9 laps of the race in a close battle with Daniel Holdsworth, who took over the lead on lap 10.

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Jayjay Cook [21] spins in his chase for the Honda Cadet lead

Cook did not let up and chased after Holdsworth, but on the penultimate lap he made a mistake and spun down to third, although the top three were so far in front of the rest that Cook still had a 5 seconds margin to 4th.

Novice racer Max Cotton, from Sheffield, qualified and finished 6th, enjoying a constant battle with four other racers over 5th place.

A serious crash punctuated the Mini Max race when Barnsley’s Cole Kilner and Sheffield’s Callum Hattersley clashed over 3rd place, with Hattersley’s kart landing on Kilner’s shoulder trapping him in the kart.

At the restart, Hattersley started 5th and held the position to the flag, behind him Barnsley’s Matthew Hudson qualified 6th and gained places to take 4th at the flag.

But it was local team Mark Baines Motorsport (MBM) that had the best results with a 1-2-3 finish for winner Oliver Smith, Jack Martin the W plate holder, and Rob Parker.

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Mark Baines Motorsport’s Mini Max winner Oliver Smith leads home team-mate, Jack Martin for a 1-2-3 finish

Further glory came for MBM when River Hughes won the Junior X30 race by a 2.38 seconds margin advantage, while Doncaster’s Stephen Dixon, who had qualified on pole, had problems causing him to fall back through the field to 5th and eventually stopping on lap 7.

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River Hughes drifts to a 2.38 second Junior X30 race win margin

Fellow Donny lad Cameron Coombes, qualified and held 3rd position until mid-race where he took 2nd and held it to the flag.

Joe Dale from Barnsley took 4th mid-race having qualified in 5th, and fallen back to 6th.

Rotherham’s Jessica Heppenstall retired while running in 10th place.

In the Senior X30 race Chesterfield’s Justin Clarke qualified 3rd enjoying a tight battle for 2nd, but missed out to finish 3rd, as MBM’s Daniel Kilburn finished in 4th.

Garry Butcher, from, Wombwell’s qualified 8th, moving to 6th, but failed to finish, while Chesterfield’s Steven Glossop qualified 10th but could not take part due to engine problems.



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