A Final Report
Round 1 of the Winter Championship and the winter weather greats us once again at Lakeside Karting, real karting weather!
There’s always only one cock in the hen house and that mantel fell once again to Jack Goldsmith and he grabbed it with both hands, taking pride of place on pole position for the A final.
Donny Bolt just edges Jonathan Seekings to the front row leaving Jonathan to share row two with Lee Chapman.
A great start from Donny results in Jack’s 1st place under threat but not for long, door well and truly closed as the pack enters complex and it’s Jonathan Seeking who makes the most of the opportunity and collects 2nd place
Three into one doesn’t fit…. Jonathan Seekings finds this out at his own expense handing 2nd to Lee Chapman and filling a lowly 9th position.
Going his own way is Jack Goldsmith, he has a huge lead as the pack behind continue squabbling for position totally removing the pressure from what is quickly becoming our runaway leader.
Top heavyweight driver, James Alford is still defying the odds and now has his sights set on Dovydas and Joe Crane as the three look for a top 5 finish, they are soon all joined and passed by the recovering Jonathan Seeking as he steams back through the field in hunt of as podium position.
It’s a frantic pace at the front from Jack Goldsmith, he isn’t relaxing with a comfortable lead, he’s still pushing, the nearest driver to his pace is Donny Bolt and the charging Jonathan Seekings.
Lakeside rookie, Liam Hamblin has his own private circuit, he’s a mile clear of the competition behind headed by Mark Smith and currently closing the gap to James Alford ahead.
Adrian Conweh has Barrington Smith and Cameron Alston for company as this trio look to not be the “One At The Back” It’s Cameron with the bit between his teeth, passing Adrian and slowly but surely pulling clear.
Lee Chapman’s becomes Mr Lonely, with Liam now on the chomping on James’ bumper bolts, Lee now has a 13 seconds gap ahead and a 9 seconds gap behind as 2nd place looks all but guaranteed.
Jack Goldsmith get his championship challenge off to the best possible start and collects a win for round 1, 3 months clear of a great 2nd placed Lee Chapman.
3rd Place is gratefully collected by Donny Bolt who weathers the Jonathan Seekings storm holding him off the final podium position.