2008 Race Reports (03) 9308 6644
29th & 30th November 2008.
Gold Cup - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road).
Silhouette Race Karts team test driver Glenn Riddell competed in the annual Gold Cup which was run over 2 days with 3 heats of 8 laps, a pre-final of 12 laps and a Final of 15 laps. He competed in the Senior National Pro class using the Silhouette J28 chassis. Unfortunately Glenn was unable to compete on the first day of competition due to prior commitments. This meant he missed the first 2 heats. He started the 3rd heat on Sunday morning in 8th place and carved his way through the field to win comfortably. This meant he also started the pre-final from 8th and once again he worked his way through the field to take a hard fought win. He started from pole position for the 15 lap Final and after leading for every lap he was passed with half a lap to go and narrowly missed out on victory by finishing a close second.
31st October - 2nd November 2008.
2008 Tasmanian Championships
Silhouette Race Karts team test driver Glenn Riddell competed in the 2008 Tasmanian Championships held from 31st Oct - 2nd Nov in Burnie, Tasmania. Glenn competed in the Senior National Light & Heavy classes using the Silhouette J28 Chassis & Yamaha J engines prepared in-house by Silhouette Race Engines. Glenn qualified in fourth position in both classes missing out on Pole Position in Senior National Light by less than 0.1 sec! Unfortunately Glenn was involved in a pile-up at the start of the Senior National Light Final which eliminated him from the race. He was able to show the full potential of the Silhouette J28 in the Senior National Heavy Final by finishing an excellent 2nd place.
5th October 2008.
Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road).
Today Silhouette Race Karts team test driver Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette J28 chassis in the Senior National Pro class. Showing great pace in the sunny conditions Glenn turned his front row starting position in Heat #1 into a convincing win. Starting at the rear of the field in Heat #2 Glenn carved his way through the pack to take another win. Starting in pole position in the Final, Glenn had a race long battle with another competitor & narrowly missed out on victory finishing one kart length behind in second position.
29th June 2008.
June Club Day - Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club.
Silhouette Race Karts would like to congratulate Jordan Kaye on an excellent result in the Junior National Light class. In his first race meeting in the newly released Silhouette J28 chassis Jordan caused a stir by finishing the final in 2nd place only 0.1 second behind the leader.
24th February 2008.
Feburary Club Day - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road).
Today Silhouette Race Karts team test driver Glenn Riddell raced our new prototype Silhouette chassis for the first time in the Senior National Pro class. 2nd & 4th place finishes in the two 8 lap heats placed Glenn on grid 3 for the 12 lap final. In the Final Glenn moved into the lead at the start of lap 5 and pulled away to stretch the lead out to about 10 kart length's at the finish to give our new chassis a winning debut!