Thompson wins red flag hit Honda Cadet at Buckmore
A massive entry of 47 karts were in what is the UK’s largest kart class, and so Joshua McLean did well to top that list in qualifying over Ivan Lomliev and Open Champion Wesley Mason whilst championship leader (yes, again) Harry Thompson was 9th.
Oliver Bearman, Lomliev and Thompson took heat wins putting Bearman on pole for the first final. Mason led six laps then just after Bearman relieved him of that lead another red flag decided the Clerk of the Course to finish the race early when Mason rolled out of the front group. Thompson had followed through from 2nd, Mason demoted to 4th behind Lucas Ellingham.
Bearman took up the lead of the second final after yet another red flag stoppage and was challenged repeatedly by first trading it with Mason, who a little later fell to the back, then the canny Thompson jumped into the lead with four laps to run. He held on as Ben Kasperczak prised past Bearman for 2nd. Caden McQueen had been running 4th but fell back to 9th, then promoted to 6th as Owen Tolley, Casper Stevenson and Reggie Duhy were all excluded for not obeying flag signals.
Thompson has a healthy lead in the points over Kasperczak.