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claimed a great win after 16 intense laps of competition. Tyler Chesterton had a strong race to finish a solid second while Mark Kimber completed the podium places in third. SENIOR OK For the first time at KMGP, the latest offering from the CIK saw the OK (Vortex) class in operation. While the grid numbers were disappointing, those taking part and support from Strawberry Racing made it a very exciting debut at the event. Pre Final – Fast or what!! A new circuit ‘lap record’ for Dean Macdonald – 54.99, and for sure it was the speed of the karts which impressed. We were also privileged to have CIK European winner at Genk the previous week with us – Clement Novalak to add spice. The race was a three way affair with PF expert Oliver Hodgson showing the way to Novalak and Macdonald but there wasn’t a lot in it. KMGP Final – A bit of an anti-climax as Hodgson was in total command - Lights to flag in style gave him the first OK GP title. As with the Pre-Final, Novalak and Macdonald followed home in second and third, while Luke Knott had a strong drive to finish fourth. X30 JUNIOR Pre Final – A Black & Orange threesome dominated in
the form of Team BKC, but only after a messy first lap
incident at the hairpin which demoted a racey looking
Ed Hack. Jac Maybin looked cool at the front but Oliver
York was making things difficult at half distance and
looked a strong contender. The last few laps were
hectic and experienced racer Callum Bradshaw showed why he is one of the best in this class with a measured performance to take the win. Maybin was a strong second with Team mate Sam McDonnel third. Matthew Graham had a great run gaining 11 places and finishing fourth just in front of York and Mario Mills. KMGP Final - The BKC party was nearly spoilt by Oliver York in the GP, he raced sensationally and battled hard and with skill to manoeuvre his way to the front on the Final lap. Despite crossing the 70 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

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By half second, Danny Keirle grabbed another win in X30 Senior.

line first, great disappointment as a nose cone infringement demoted him 10 seconds. So as per rehearsals, Callum Bradshaw added another title to his repertoire after holding out Jac Maybin who was runner up. Sam McDonnell was as always in the mix and completed the podium places. X30 SENIOR Pre Final – Wherever you looked, there were battles, and the race win in doubt to the flag. However if the pack contains a certain Mr Litchfield you know there is ‘class’ – he may not have been the fastest out there but his race craft is sublime – on this occasion he crafted out another win. Brett Ward was his shadow for the race and at times looked as though he had something in reserve – perhaps he didn’t want to show his hand in the Pre Final – a fine second at the flag and in Litchfield’s slipstream. Another ‘class’ act, Danny Keirle had some heart aches in the Heats but blew us all away with his breath-taking progress – a 15 place jump up the grid to finish a very strong third gave us a glimpse of what could be. Connor Hall and Derek Morgan were also in the mix and could spring a surprise in the GP. KMGP Final – 36 karts on track made this the ‘blue ribbon’ race of the day, a big crowd appreciating the skills of these kart heroes. From the off, Litchfield took control, but Keirle was probing for a way past which came after 5 laps but Litchfield responded, hitting the front again. The pack was also close at hand with Derek Morgan

HARRY THOMPSON SECURED HIS WIN WITH TWO LAPS LEFT

and Connor Hall bidding for glory. The ‘Big 2’ (Litchfield/Keirle) battle was relentless but on Lap11 it was all change as Brett Ward hit the front and looked to have timed his run to perfection – oh that is until Danny Keirle takes things up a notch. A stunning drive to overhaul Ward and Litchfield and carry him to a well-deserved GP victory. Mark Litchfield, although finishing runner up, gave everything as did Brett Ward in third – both contributing to a great Final. Mention of a couple of drivers who made dazzling drives in the Final, Matthew Hirst up 18 places and in this company that is stunning, a great fourth place at the flag, and Tom SharpeReynold up 28 places to finish sixth.

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

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