2010 Race Reports††† ††††††† ††††††† ††††††† (03) 9308 6644

All Star Series 2010.

On Friday 10th December the Victorian Karting Association held its annual presentation night.† The awards for the 2010 All Star Series were presented during the evening.† Silhouette Race Karts would like to congratulate Steven Riddell on winning the 2010 All Star Series in the TAG Restricted class.† He dominated the 4 round series winning every round in conditions that varied from hot & sunny at the first round at Todd Road to cold & wet at Pucka for the last round.† His average winning margin for the 4 Finals was 5.6 seconds!† If you want a winning advantage over your competitors then come in & have a closer look at the Silhouette T30 today.

Club Championships 2010.

Silhouette Race Karts & Silhouette Race Engines would like to congratulate the following drivers on their results in the Club Championships in 2010.

Eastern Lions Kart Club.

TAG Restricted

1st Place - Steven Riddell† Silhouette T30 & Silhouette Race Engines Leopard X30

Clubman Super Heavy

2nd Place - Keith Hamann† Silhouette T30 & Silhouette Race Engines Yamaha S

Clubman Heavy

3rd Place - Glenn Riddell† Silhouette C30 & Silhouette Race Engines Yamaha S

Go-Kart Club of Victoria

TAG Restricted

2nd Place - Chris Knowles† Silhouette T32 & Silhouette Race Engines Leopard RL

Junior National Heavy

3rd Place - Liam Brooks† Silhouette Race Engines Yamaha J

27th & 28th November 2010.

Club Finals - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

This weekend at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† He showed the pace of the Silhouette T30 chassis by setting the fastest lap in Qualifying to start the Heats on Pole Position.† The first 2 Heats were held on a wet track on Saturday & he finished in 2nd & 1st places.† The Pre-Final & Final were held on a dry track on Sunday. Starting the Pre-Final from Pole Position he dropped back to 2nd at the start, regaining the lead half way through the race he then pulled away to take the win setting the fastest lap of the race.† He then dominated the Final leading from start to finish to win by almost 5 seconds, once again setting the fastest lap of the race.

In the Clubman Heavy class Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† Glenn qualified in 4th position & then showed good pace in the wet heats finishing in 2nd & 3rd positions.† He started on 2nd position for the Pre-Final on a dry track & took the lead at the start, after a good battle he went on to win the race.† This meant he started on Pole Position for the Final & once again he took the lead at the start.† Glenn & another competitor then pulled away from the rest of the field & after swapping the lead on several occasions Glenn pulled off a great passing move to re-take the lead with half a lap to go to take the victory.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He qualified in 4th position & showed good pace in the wet Heats finishing in 3rd & 1st places.† This meant he started on Pole Position for the Pre-Final & he went on to finish in 2nd position.† Keith then once again finished in 2nd position in the Final.† Well done.

Champion of Champions Race - Steven Riddell raced in the annual Champion of Champions handicap race which was the last event for the Club Finals.† Driving his Silhouette T30 chassis with a Silhouette Race Engines prepared restricted Leopard X30 he got a great start making up several positions on the run out of the grid & up past the canteen for the first time.† He then continued to show great pace & skill, carving his way through the field to be in 2nd place at the start of the last lap.† He caught the leader with half a lap to go & then made a daring outside passing move entering the last corner to take the win & the title of Champion of Champions for 2010!

27th & 28th November 2010.

Gold Cup - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

This weekend at Todd Road was the annual Gold Cup which was run over 2 days with 3 heats of 8 laps on Saturday & a pre-final of 12 laps and a Final of 15 laps on Sunday.† Chris Knowles raced in the TAG Restricted class using his new Silhouette T30 chassis with a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine.† In tricky conditions in the Heats on Saturday Chris finished 1st, 4th & 2nd in the 18 Kart field.† Chris started the Pre-Final in 2nd position & after dropping a few positions in the first few laps he showed good pace to come back through to finish in 2nd position.† This meant he once again started 2nd for the Final.† At the start Chris maintained his 2nd position as he & another competitor pulled away from the rest of the field.† He followed the leader closely until he lost time late in the race while trying to lap a slower Kart.† He was unable to close the gap over the last couple of laps but still finished in a strong 2nd position almost 12 seconds ahead of 3rd place.† Well done Chris on another podium finish.

In the Rookies class the surprise packet of the weekend was definitely Elijah DíCruz, powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha J engine.† In his first race meeting off P-Plates he showed great skill in the wet & tricky conditions on Saturday.† He finished 2nd, 3rd & 2nd in the 3 heats including setting the fastest lap in Heat 3 by over 1 second!† He backed this up with 3rd in the Pre-Final but unfortunately missed out on a podium position in the Final finishing in 4th place after another good drive.

13th & 14th November 2010.

Golden Power Series - Round 5 - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

This weekend at Pucka Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Super Heavy class.† With no testing after only picking up his new Silhouette T30 a couple of days before the meeting he stunned the field by winning the 1st Heat in tricky, damp conditions.† He then showed good pace to finish 3rd in the 2nd Heat & 3rd again in the Pre-Final.† Keith got a great start in the Final, taking the lead into the 1st corner.† He then showed great pace & consistency to pull out a small gap over the rest of the field which he held to the chequered flag to win the Final.† The Team at Silhouette Karts would like to congratulate Keith on winning his first race meeting on debut in the Silhouette T30.

9th October 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† He once again showed good pace in the Heats by finishing in 1st & 2nd places, setting the fastest lap in the 2nd Heat.† He started the Final from Pole Position & pulled away at the front to win by almost 2 seconds, once again setting the fastest lap of the race.

We would also like to congratulate Keith Hamann on his 2nd Place in the Clubman Super Heavy class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.

26th September 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† He showed good pace in the heats to finish in 3rd & 1st places setting the fastest lap in both races.† He then pulled out a comfortable lead in the Final until the last lap when an electrical problem caused him to drop back to 5th place at the finish.† He still set the fastest lap of the race & had enough points to finish 2nd overall for the day.

29th August 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† He once again showed superior pace by winning both heats & setting the fastest lap in both races aswell.† He then dominated the Final from start to finish winning by over 9 seconds & set the fastest lap of the race by over 1 second to take a clean sweep of wins for the day.

We would also like to congratulate Keith Hamann on his 2nd Place in the Clubman Super Heavy class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.

Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine in the Tag Restricted class.† In the Heats he showed good pace to finish in 2nd & 4th places, setting the fastest lap in the 2nd heat.† In the Final Chris once again drove a good race to finish in 2nd place once again setting the fastest lap of the race.

We would also like to congratulate Liam Brooks on his 3rd Place in the Junior National Heavy class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha J engine.

31st July & 1st August 2010.

All Star Series - Round 4 - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

This weekend at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† Steven was looking to put in a good performance on his home track & he didnít disappoint.† He dominated the last round of the series winning both Heats on a dry track on Saturday & then backing this up by winning the Pre-Final & Final on a wet track on Sunday.† He set the fastest lap in every race & won the Final by over 11 seconds.† This meant he won every round of the series and is also the overall winner of the 2010 All Star Series in the Tag Restricted class.† Well Done!

In the Clubman Heavy class Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† Glenn could only manage two 7th place finishes in the Heats in tricky conditions.† After dropping back to 10th at the start of the Pre-Final, he then showed great pace to storm his way through the field to finish in 4th place.† The 16 lap Final was held on a mostly wet track with some dry patches but also some rivers running across parts of the track!† Starting 4th he was unfortunately forced off the track at the first corner & he dropped to the back of the field.† He then showed good pace to work his way through the field to finish in 5th position setting the fastest lap of the race.

25th July 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† He once again showed that the Silhouette T30 is the chassis to have in this class by winning both Heats comfortably.† He then led the Final from start to finish winning by over 4 seconds & set the fastest lap of the race to take a clean sweep of wins for the day.

In the Clubman Heavy class Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† Glenn showed good pace in the heats finishing in 3rd & 2nd positions.† He started on 2nd Position for the Final & took the led at the start.† He then showed the full potential of the package to pull away & take the victory by over 2 seconds.

We would also like to congratulate Keith Hamann on his 2nd Place in the Clubman Super Heavy class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.

Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine in the Tag Restricted class.† In the Heats he showed good pace to finish in 2nd & 3rd places.† This meant he would start the Final in 3rd position.† Chris took the lead on the first lap & from then on he dominated the race.† He greeted the chequered flag at the end of the 12 lap Final to win by an amazing 6.7 seconds.† The team at Silhouette Karts would like to congratulate Chris on another win.† Well Done!

We would also like to congratulate Liam Brooks on his 3rd Place in the Junior National Heavy class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha J engine.

17th & 18th July 2010.

All Star Series - Round 3 - Oakleigh Kart Club

This weekend at Oakleigh Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† Steven continued his good form from the first 2 rounds by finishing 2nd & 1st in the two heats held on Saturday.† This meant he started the Pre-Final on pole position & he won the 14 lap race comfortably by over 5 seconds setting the fastest lap of the race.† In the 16 lap Final he led from start to finish to win by over 3 seconds and once again setting the fastest lap of the race.† Well done on another excellent effort

27th June 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† Glenn once again showed the Silhouette C30 is the Kart to have in this class by winning the 1st & 2nd Heats.† He started on Pole Position for the Final & after being challenged early in the race he was then able to pull away & take the victory and a clean sweep of wins for the day.

In the TAG Restricted class Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine.† With 1st & 2nd places in the first 2 heats he started on pole position for the Final.† He dropped back to 2nd place at the start but regained the lead before the end of the 1st lap.† He then showed superior pace to pull away for a comfortable win.

We would also like to congratulate Keith Hamann on his 2nd Place in the Clubman Super Heavy class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.

Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard engine in the Tag Restricted class.† In the 1st Heat he started at the back & showed good pace to finish in 4th place.† In the 2nd Heat he started in 2nd place & after a tough, close race he took the win.† This meant he would start the Final in pole position.† Chris had a good battle for the lead with another competitor during the 1st half of the Final but was able to re-take the lead & pull a comfortable gap over the rest of the field to take the win.† The team at Silhouette Karts would like to congratulate Chris on his first overall win.† Well Done!

30th May 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† The 1st Heat was held on a wet track & Glenn showed the Silhouette chassis can handle all conditions by taking the win.† The 2nd Heat was held on a dry but cold & slippery track & he also won this race.† He started on Pole Position for the Final & led front start to finish to take a clean sweep of wins for the day.

Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard engine in the Tag Restricted class.† In the 1st Heat he showed great skill by winning the race on a wet & slippery track with slick tyres!† In the 2nd Heat he finished in 7th place on a dry track.† Starting in position 4 for the Final he had an early battle with another competitor for 3rd position but in the second half of the race he was able to pull away and finish in a comfortable 3rd place.† Well done on another podium position!

In the Clubman Light class Rhys Harrod was having his 1st race in the Silhouette C28 chassis.† After only driving the Kart for the 1st time the day before Rhys used the Heats to acclimatize himself to the Kart finishing in 8th & 5th positions.† After making some chassis adjustments & rectifying an engine issue Rhys showed excellent speed in the Final by powering his way up to 3rd place at the finish.† Well Done!

8th & 9 May 2010.

All Star Series - Round 2 - Geelong Kart Club

This weekend at Geelong Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† Steven once again showed that Silhouette Race Karts are the Kart to have in this class.† Starting the 1st Heat in 8th he stormed through the field to finish in 2nd position setting the fastest lap of the race.† In the 2nd Heat he started in 7th & once again stormed through the field to win the race & set the fastest lap.† In the Pre-Final he started on pole position & after a battle on the first lap he then controlled the pace from the front to win the 14 lap race by over 2 seconds. In the Final he once again started on pole position & lead the race from start to finish showing the full potential of the Silhouette T30 by setting the fastest lap & winning the 16 lap race by over 5 seconds!† Well done!

In the Clubman Heavy class Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† Glenn showed good speed in the Heats finishing in 6th & 3rd positions.† Unfortunately he was unable to start the Pre-Final due to a broken chain in the formation laps.† This meant he would have to start the final in 18th position.† In the 16 lap Final he survived a first lap incident in which he lost a lot of time to then power his way through the field to finish in 7th position.

25th April 2010.

Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard engine in the Tag Restricted class.† In the 1st Heat he showed the full potential of this package by taking the win.† We would like to congratulate Chris on his first race win, Well Done!† In the 2nd Heat he finished in 8th place after a tough race.† Starting in position 4 for the Final he unfortunately had to avoid an incident at the first corner which meant he dropped back to last place.† Showing great speed & determination he charged back to 6th place at the finish.† Better luck next time Chris!

In the Junior National Heavy Class Liam Brooks raced using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha J engine.† He showed consistent pace throughout the day to place 3rd in the 1st & 2nd Heats.† He then followed this up with another 3rd in the Final.† Well Done!

24th April 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† He once again proved that the Silhouette package is the one to beat in this class by winning all 3 heats in variable conditions.† Well Done!

We would also Like to congratulate Keith Hamann on his 3rd Place in the Clubman Over 40ís class powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.

2nd - 4th May 2010.

2010 National Championships

Silhouette Race Karts team test driver Glenn Riddell competed in the 2010 National Championships this weekend held at the Eastern Lions Kart Club track at Puckapunyal.† Glenn competed in the Clubman Heavy class using a Silhouette C30 Chassis and in the Senior National Heavy class using the Silhouette J28 Chassis.† He was powered by Silhouette Race engines prepared Yamaha engines in both classes.

In Senior National Heavy Glenn showed some good speed including setting the fastest lap in Heat 1.† In the Final he was involved in a tough battle at the front of the field & ended up finishing in 5th position.† Well Done!

In a huge field of Clubman Heavy Glenn qualified 16th out of 48 drivers.† In the 3 Heats Glenn showed some good speed but was unfortunately involved in a number of incidents which meant he was only able to finish one heat in 8th position.† This meant he would have to start the 16 lap Final in 40th position!† In the Final Glenn was finally able to show the potential of the Silhouette C30 by charging through the field, getting up to 16th postion on the last lap.† Unfortunately on the 2nd last corner a passing move for 15th position resulted in Glenn spinning out of the race.

13th & 14 March 2010.

All Star Series - Round 1 - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

This weekend at Todd Road Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† In his second meeting & still on P-Plates Steven once again showed that Silhouette Race Karts are the Kart to have in this class.† Starting last in every race due to being on P-Plates he set the fastest lap in both heats to come through the field to finish in 5th & 4th.† In the Pre-Final he once again set the fastest lap finishing in 2nd place by only 0.119 second!† In the Final he once again carved his way through the field, setting the fastest lap of the race, to take the victory by over 2 seconds.† Well done!

In the Clubman Heavy class Glenn Riddell debuted the new Silhouette C30 chassis which has just been released powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† After a difficult Heat #1 where he finished in 11th position he showed the potential of the new chassis by finishing in 3rd place in Heat #2 only 0.367 second behind the winner.† Unfortunately he was involved in an incident at the start of the Pre-Final which resulted in a DNF.† This meant he would have to start the final in 16th position.† Showing that the new chassis will be a force to be reckoned with he recovered from a poor start to charge his way up to 8th position at the finish, setting the fastest lap of the race.

28th February 2010.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the TAG Restricted class.† In his first meeting in 15 years & despite being on P-Plates Steven showed the superior pace of his Silhouette package in the first 2 heats to win them both in convincing fashion.† Unfortunately he fouled a spark plug at the start of the 3rd heat and didnít finish.† His wins in the first 2 heats still gave him enough points to take 1st place overall on the day.† Well done!

 

31st January 2010.

Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road)

Today at Todd Road Silhouette Race Karts team test driver Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C28 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class in extremely hot conditions.† In his first meeting in the class Glenn showed some good pace by finishing 2nd in both heats.† He dropped back to 3rd at the start of the Final but fought his way back to 2nd place matching the pace of the leader towards the end of the race.

 

In the TAG Restricted class Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard engine.† In his first race meeting off p-plates he showed good speed in the heats by finishing in 4th & 5th places in a big field of 18 drivers.† Starting in position 2 for the Final he shot to the lead at the start of the race & after a good battle he finished an excellent 3rd place at the end of the 12 lap Final.

 

 

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