Changeable conditions and uncertain results in X30 at Super One
Temperatures were unseasonably cold but the racing was hot at the high level Gloucestershire circuit amid the heart of the Chilterns as the X30 classes competed for the IAME International Final entries.
Gordon Mutch had been fastest in the TQ but slipped a little in the heats, won by Jake Douglas and Ethan Pitt. A three way fight for the lead between Pitt, Douglas and Mutch became a five-kart battle when Harrison Smith and Angus Fender joined in. But Smith was forced to retire whilst Mutch took advantage of the interference behind to ease away for the win. The very wet track suited Fender better as he leapfrogged Douglas and Mutch for the second Final win. Behind Mutch and Pitt, Harry McQuillan moved up a few places for 4th, beating Douglas.
Like the Juniors the Senior X30s are battling for places in the X30 International Final later in the year. Sam Marsh won both heats from Matt Davies albeit Davies had been faster in the time trials. But Davies’ challenge in the first Final was almost immediately thwarted when he was forced to stop. Marsh took full advantage, never headed as Scott Mackrell and Brett Ward fought over 2nd. Charlie Bingham made a challenge on Matthew Hirst for 4th but ended bouncing along the grass for only 10th. Still wet for the second Final with a racing line starting to dry from the half way point. Mackrell made a break over Marsh who had his rear filled by Ward until Collings came up to split them.