280 drivers compete in Superprix at Shenington
Amongst a massive entry of 280 drivers for the club’s premier annual event, televised for MotorsTV and airing on 8th August, the Honda Cadet class was by far the largest with KZ UK also needing a B Final.
Drivers and guests enjoyed the bar, live music and barbeque on Saturday evening whilst the youngsters had fun on the Bucking Bronco.
All class winners except Junior X30 and TKM Clubman also won the right to use the MSA E Plate everywhere, as English Champion, for the next year. The TKM Clubman gets the SP Plate to use at Shenington.
Despite the big entry drivers had 34 minutes of racing and 20 minutes of practice. Historic and Legend karts put on daily track demonstrations with about 70 on the track out of the total display nearing 100 karts. They have their own marquee and displays.
The club wishes to thank all the sponsors – Whelen Europe, Spellfame Karting, NFU Mutual, JAG Engineering, Dunlop, Jade Karts, MK Racing, AFR, Zipkart, Tal-Ko, 210 Challenge, British Historic Kart Cub and Grand Prix Models. Sarah Garner of Whelen Europe presented the trophies including up to three in some classes for novices, fastest laps in each class courtesy of Bryan Riman and the perpetual SuperPrix trophies. Strawberry Racing sponsored the new E Plate trophies for the OK and OKJ classes. Daniel Guinchard, 3rd in Honda Cadet, won the Gil Rixon Driver of the Day award after his gritty drive.
- Wesley Mason had to fight hard to regain the front on the last corner after a fierce battle with both Archie Brown, finishing 2nd, and Theo Micouris in Honda Cadet. Daniel Guinchard joined the threesome on the last lap and had the better of Micouris, who fell to 6th.
- In the IAME Cadet class Jamie Mead got the upper hand on race long rival Arvid Lindblad at the last corner, Reggie Duhy 3rd in a six kart train over the line.
- A smaller Junior Max grid was won by Tommy Foster after starting 3rd whilst in the concurrent MiniMax Oakley Prior outwitted the ABkC Open champion Jenson Butterfield on the last corner.
- In Junior X30 Evan Cook leapfrogged Matthew Biry early in the race and stretched a gap soon closed by Luke Whitehead, Biry 3rd some way behind and challenged by Harry Restall.
- James Pashley lost the Junior TKM lead to Joe Taylor in a trading scrap but Joe Fowler bypassed both for the win, another for the local Jade team. Pashley had to settle for 3rd behind Abbi Pulling whilst Taylor fell to 8th.
- Scott Allen guested in the KZ UK class and started the final from pole but soon succumbed to Ben Blick at the first hairpin. Allen squeezed up the inside on the next lap to take back the lead and despite the close attention of Blick for the duration Allen took the win and the English (E) championship. James Glenister maintained 3rd from Adam Glear after Matt Sherwen fell several places.
- Lee Stamp had little trouble keeping Richard Morris at bay in the 250 National class, like the KZ UK a round of their national Super 4 championship.
- The 210 Challenge round was won by a fast starting Tom Whyte but Banbury’s veteran driver Tony Bury had slotted into second at the start. His son Dan Bury was past on the next lap and chasing the leader whilst Tony Bury fell to a splendid 4th albeit behind Adam Woodward.
- Shenington’s Andre Marot sponsored the TKM Clubman class and promptly won the final, albeit after a strong fight with James Cayzer. That allowed Chris Yates and Ayrton Wynell-Mayow to close at the end.
- Once Matthew Taylor had found a way past Stratford’s Tom Owen in TKM Extreme, he was able to pull away for the win. Harry Moore just pipped Jack Griffiths and Sam Fowler for 2nd with Owen in 5th.
- The meeting also hosted the second round of the MSA British Kart Championship, find out more here.
- Superprix photo gallery