Entertaining Karts at Killarney

The second round of the 2013 Western Cape karting championship went down at Killarney on Saturday where full fields provided the regular scintillating action and its associated drama with several drivers dominant on the day.
 
The primary school Maxterino races were won by TonyKart duo Dario Busi and Giordano Lupini, but that is only half the story. Although Busi and Charl Visser were first and second in the first race from Ike Klaasen in and again ahead of JP Hamman in third race, Busi and Visser were penalised for a startline transgression in race 2, which Lupini won from Tyler Croy and Klaasen. That left Busi to take an eventful overall win from Visser, Croy, Klaasen, Lupini who was delayed by first lap dramas in the other races and Hamman, who had a troubled day at the office.
 
David Perel prevented Chad Daniel from scoring all three DD2 gearbox wins in the quickest class of the day when he sneaked the final race win, but Daniel duly won the day from Perel and an impressive young Luke van Rensburg who beat Perel to second in Race 2. Luke’s dad Lourens took the DD2 Masters win after his two wins broke the tie with second placed Johan Hamman on Lourens’ two race wins.
 
Umpie Swart (Indy Oil Birel) made sure the high school Junior Max races were a straightforward affair as he dominated the class from Julian van der Watt and Delano Fowler. Brothers Kohen and Henry Bam sandwiched promising SAKRA youngster Almero Henning in fourth, fifth and sixth.
 
The open Senior Max races saw similar domination when Luke Herring (Zanardi) disappearing into the distance to three comfortable wins from Hilton Pieters and an unusually off-form SA Junior Max champion Eugene Deneyssen. Jonathan Aberdein, Jody van Schoor and Steven Wells were fourth fifth and sixth.
 
In the baby Cadet class young Joseph Oelz made up for a difficult race last time out to score a perfect trio of victories as he made that class his own, leaving Tate bishop and Troy Dolinschek to fight over second and third, with Bishop fighting back to end second for the day after a first race problem. Sebastian Swanepoel, Kyle Visser and newcomer Lee George were fourth, fifth and sixth.
 
The Cape Clubmans races saw ‘Princess’ Cate Walker storm to a trio of wins with her Indy Oil TonyKart from Gordon Midgley and Morne Oosthuizen in the first two races and Mark Manson third in race 3. Walker won Class A, Paul Fraser Class B after Oosthuizen of the class and Faheem Meyer took Class C.
 
A pair of fun parents and mechanics races won by former karters Justin Jacobs and photographer Mark Zeeman rounded off a great day’s racing day.