S1 Rotax returns to Fulbeck with wins for Edgar, Turney and White
The Rotax classes competed at Fulbeck, where they haven’t visited as part of Super One for some years. The wins went to Jonny Edgar in Minimax, Joe Turney in Junior Max and Josh White in Senior Max.
Owen Johnson held onto fastest qualifying time over Dexter Patterson and Jonny Edgar, with Edgar going onto win both heats and lining up on pole for the first final with Lorcan Hanafin alongside.
Although Hanafin held 2nd off the start, he faded back to 6th and Klaas Kooiker held station behind Edgar for the duration.
In the second final Jenson Butterfield and Clayton Ravenscroft briefly held 2nd, with Ravenscroft even swiftly trading the lead with Edgar before it settled down. Edgar then led the rest of the race, punctuated by a full course black and yellow, with Kooiker 2nd and closing in during the neutralised period, although he had to retrieve that position from Ravenscroft. The latter had been defending a long train but once Kooiker was through, Tom Canning and Butterfield followed.
Five karts had 10s penalties for displaced front fairings. Edgar now lies 15 points behind Butterfield.
Rory Hudson snatched fastest qualifying time from Myles Apps and Joe Turney, with Hudson then taking both heats, the second by quite a margin.
Hudson then led the first final for a few laps before crashing out so Turney took over until the chequered flag. William Pettit, Jonathan Hoggard and Mark Kimber all followed but Axel Charpentier was excluded from 8th for driving standards.
As Turney pulled out a 4s gap in the second final, he left Hoggard and Pettit trading second until Tyler Chesterton split them. Pettitt was dumped to the back of the group for 4th whilst Charpentier recovered to 8th again.
Turney now goes three points ahead of Hoggard in these ABkC National Championships.
Josh White made a clean sweep of all results, from TQ through the two heats and both finals.
Josh Collings had been a challenger until the first final where he could only run in 6th then was excluded from the meeting along with Ben Davis for re-attaching their front fairings at the end. Josh Skelton was 2nd from Harrison Thomas.
White had a scare at the start of the second final when Thomas dived into the lead, but normal order was soon restored. Thomas fell to 3rd, then 4th and finished 5th. Skelton had hooked behind White and stayed with him until the end the rest 6s in arrears. James Johnson settled into 3rd over Charlie Turner. Jack McCarthy had a subdued meeting, finishing only 7th then having a 10s front fairing penalty to drop three places. He is 11 points behind White in the standings.