Zak O’Sullivan takes a sensational Kartmasters IAME victory
A who’s who of Cadet drivers was always going to ensure this class was super competitive. In general, we had some excellent racing but on a couple of occasions the old chestnut ‘loading’ raised its head and spoilt several Heats. (It is expected that the CIK type push back nose cone system will be in place in 2017 to prevent these issues!)
A B Final was required which went pretty much to plan – Van Knapton taking the win along with five others who qualified at the back of the Prefinal.
Things hadn’t gone his way in the Heats and Bray Kenneally had to work hard to take an excellent win, Joshua Rattican helped him on his way and slipstreamed him over the line in 2nd. Harry Thompson had the lead in the early stages but had to be content with 3rd. One to watch was Zak O’Sullivan who was on fire as he made up 11 places on the grid and ended up an excellent 8th.
As expected the Final was a stunner. 14 laps of intense battling and all the names you would expect in the lead pack. As always, Harry Thompson looked a potential winner, but despite leading the first three laps he became engulfed in the pack. Another potential winner, Bray Kenneally, hit the front and it did look like for many laps he had control but Maxwell Dodds and Joseph Taylor had other ideas.
The four-way scrap got intense with two laps to go and more so on the last lap. Defensive driving and position grabbing slowed this bunch down and, from almost nowhere, on the last few corner, Zak O’Sullivan breezed by them all to grab a sensational victory!