2011 Race Reports††† ††††††† ††††††† ††††††† ††† (03) 9308 6644

25th/26th/27th November 2011.

South Australian Open Championships - Go-Kart Club of SA (Monarto).

This weekend at Monarto Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Leopard Heavy class.† Steven showed great pace all weekend in a top field which included the current Australian Champion.† He qualified in 6th position & then finished in 5th & 9th positions in the Heats after being forced off the track in the 2nd Heat.† He fought back well in the Pre-Final to finish in 6th place.† He then put in a great drive in the Championship Final moving up to 4th place mid race before once again being forced off the track & dropping back to 6th.† In the 2nd half of the Final he showed the true potential of his Silhouette package by setting the 3rd fastest lap of the race & moved back up to finish in an excellent 5th place.

26th & 27th November 2011

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 Qualifying & 2 Heats of 10 laps on Saturday & a Pre-Final of 12 laps and a Final of 16 laps on Sunday.† Chris Knowles raced in the Sportsman 125 Heavy class using his Silhouette T30 chassis with a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine.† In wet & tricky conditions on Saturday Chris qualified in 4th position & finished 2nd in both Heats in the 17 kart field.† Chris started the Pre-Final in 2nd position & showed good pace to once again finish in 2nd position.† This meant he once again started 2nd for the Final.† He once again put in a strong performance to finish on the podium in an excellent 3rd place.

30th October 2011

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† He finished in 3rd position in both Heats.† He started on 2nd position for the 10 lap Final & after a great battle with a group of competitors he won the race, also setting the fastest lap.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Trevor Stott was racing with a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine for the first time.† He finished in 2nd & 1st places in the Heats setting the fastest lap in the 1st heat.† This meant he started on Pole Position for the 10 lap Final.† Unfortunately some light rain at the start of the race saw Trevor run wide at turn 1 and drop a long way behind the field.† He showed what might have been by still setting the fastest lap of the race by almost 3 tenthís of a second!

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† He showed awesome speed in the tricky conditions to finish in 4th & 1st positions in the Heats, setting the fastest lap in Heat 1.† He then drove a good race in the 12 lap Final finishing in 3rd place, just missing out on 2nd place by 0.100 of a second!

25th September 2011

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† This was the ĎFeatureí class for this month which meant Qualifying, 2 Heats, Pre-Final & Final.† He showed awesome pace in Qualifying to top the time sheets by over 2 tenthís of a second.† He then finished 2nd & 3rd in the Heats & 2nd in the Pre-Final.† He started on 2nd position for the 12 lap Final & after a close race with another competitor he finished in 2nd position only 0.270sec behind the leader, also setting the fastest lap of the race.

In the Tag 125 class Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine.† He showed good speed in the Heats finishing in 3rd & 1st places setting the fastest lap in Heat 2.† Starting from 2nd position in the 10 lap Final he finished in 2nd place by only 0.273sec after leading most of the race.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He finished in 5th & 3rd places in the Heats showing great pace in the 2nd Heat by setting the fastest lap.† In the Final Keith was involved in a race long battle with a number of competitors & he made some good passing moves late in the race to finish in an excellent 2nd place.

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† He showed good speed in the Heats to finish in 3rd & 4th positions.† He started 3rd for the Final and after dropping back to 5th at the start he then drove a great race move his way back up to 3rd place at the end of the 12 lap race.

10th & 11th September 2011

Junior Sprint Classic - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

This weekend at Pucka Luke Capozza raced the Silhouette J28 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha J engine in the Junior National Heavy C&D class.† This was Lukeís first race meeting off P-Plates and he showed good speed in the 2 Heats on Saturday finishing in 5th & 8th places in the 17 Kart field.† This put him on grid 6 for the 3rd Heat on Sunday morning, but heavy rain fell at the start of the race with most of the field on slick tyres.† Luke unfortunately spun out of the race on lap 5.† The track was almost dry at the start of the 10 lap Final but most of the drivers elected to start on wet tyres, including Luke.† He made a good start from Grid 8 and showed good pace to move his way up the order, making some good passing moves to finish in an excellent 4th place.

28th August 2011

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† He once again showed the speed of this package by finishing 1st & 3rd in the Heats, setting the fastest lap in the 2nd Heat.† He started on pole position for the 10 lap Final & after taking the lead at the start he pulled away to win the race by 1.6 seconds.

31st July 2011

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Tag 125 class.† He finished 2nd in both Heats, setting the fastest lap in the 1st Heat.† He started on 2nd position for the 10 lap Final & took the lead at the start.† He then controlled the pace at the front to edge away from the pack & take the win by 1.2 seconds.† This win also gave him the overall win on the day.

In the Clubman Heavy class Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He once again showed superior speed in the 1st Heat to take the win by almost 4 seconds, setting the fastest lap.† Unfortunately he snapped a chain on the 1st lap of the 2nd Heat resulting in a DNF.† Starting from 7th position in the Final he then proceeded to carve his way through the field, taking the lead on lap 5.† He then went on to take the win, setting the fastest lap in the process.† He ended up 4th on points for the day as a result of the 2nd Heat DNF.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He showed consistent speed all day to finish in 3rd place in both Heats & once again finish 3rd in the Final for another podium result.

We would also like to congratulate Mason Thomas on his 1st place in Clubman Light & Nathan Compagnino on his 3rd place also in Clubman Light both powered by Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engines.

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† He showed strong speed in the 1st Heat to finish in 3rd position & then backed this up in the 2nd Heat by winning the race by 3 seconds.† He started 2nd for the Final and drove a great race to pressure the leader for the entire 12 lap race to finish in a strong 2nd place.

26th June 2011

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Tag 125 class.† He won both Heats setting the fastest lap in both races.† He started on pole position for the 10 lap Final and had a race long duel with another competitor before re-taking the lead with 1 lap to go to win the race & take a clean sweep of wins for the day.

Glenn also raced the Clubman Heavy class in the Silhouette C30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He showed good speed in the Heats to finish 3rd in the first Heat & then he won the 2nd Heat also setting the fastest lap.† This meant he started the Final on pole position but unfortunately he was taken out by another competitor on the opening lap of the race.

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† He showed consistent pace in the Heats to finish in 4th & 5th places.† He saved his best performance for the 12 lap Final to once again finish on the podium in 3rd place.

29th May 2011.

Club Day - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

Today at Pucka Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine in the Tag 125 class.† He finished 5th in the 1st Heat & then won the 2nd Heat setting the fastest lap.† He started on pole position for the 10 lap Final but dropped back to 4th at the start.† He then showed superior speed to make his way back into the lead on lap 5 & then pulled away to win by 1.2 seconds, 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.† He once again showed this package is the one to beat by finishing in 1st & 3rd places in the Heats, setting the fastest lap in both races.† He had a slow start in the Final but once the Kart came on he set a blistering pace to reel in the leader & take a comfortable win.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He showed good pace in the 1st Heat finishing in 3rd place but unfortunately he didnít finish the 2nd Heat getting caught in a turn 1 pile-up.† He then finished in a strong 4th place in the Final which still gave him enough points for 3rd overall on the day.

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† In damp & slippery conditions in the 1st Heat he unfortunately ended in the gravel trap resulting in a DNF.† He recovered well in the 2nd Heat on a dry track to win the race leading from start to finish.† He also showed good pace in the 12 lap Final to once again finish on the podium in a strong 3rd place.

7th & 8th May 2011.

Golden Power Series Round 2 - Gippsland

This weekend at Gippsland Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Super Heavy class.† He was consistent in the Heats finishing in 6th & 7th places.† He started 7th in the Pre-Final but some minor changes to the setup had him showing good pace moving up to 5th at the finish.† The rain came down for the Final & Keith put in an excellent performance, adapting well to the tricky conditions to finish the race on the podium in an excellent 3rd place.

2nd & 3rd April 2011.

Golden Power Series Round 1 - Rochester

This weekend at Rochester Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† He showed good pace in the Heats to finish in 2nd & 5th places.† This meant he started 3rd in the Pre-Final.† Glenn had a good battle for the lead during the Pre-Final re-taking the lead on the last lap to take the win.† In the 12 lap Final Glenn dropped back to 2nd place at the start.† He took the lead on lap 5 and pulled a small gap which he held to the finish to take the victory, also setting the fastest lap of the race.

In the Leopard Heavy class Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine.† He also showed good speed in the Heats to finish in 2nd & 3rd places, setting the fastest lap in Heat 2.† In the Pre-Final Steven overcame a slow start to catch the leading pair finishing in 3rd place & once again setting the fastest lap.† In the Final the top 3 Karts were nose to tail for the entire 12 lap race putting on a good display for the spectatorís with Steven finishing in 3rd place only 0.4 seconds behind the winner.†

27th March 2011.

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.† He once again showed good pace in the Heats by finishing in 2nd & 1st places.† He started the Final from Pole Position & led from start to finish to win the 10 lap race by 5 seconds, setting the fastest lap of the race.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He also showed good pace in the heats finishing in 1st & 2nd places.† He started the Final on Pole Position & had a race long battle in the lead group of 4 Karts.† An attempted passing move for 2nd on the last lap didnít quite work out & he crossed the finish line in 4th place, He still had enough points for 2nd overall on the day & also set the fastest lap in the Final.

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† In the Heats he showed good pace finishing in 1st & 3rd places.† In the Final Chris started in 2nd position & had a good battle for the lead for the entire race, finishing in a close 2nd place.

11th/12th/13th March 2011.

Victorian Open Championships - Go-Kart Club of Victoria (Todd Road).

This weekend at Todd Road Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† In an extremely competitive field of 30 drivers which included the current Australian champion aswell as a host of current & former State & National champions Glenn qualified in 8th position.† He finished 10th & 9th in the two Heats which gave him grid 9 for the Pre-Final.† After losing a few positions early in the Pre-Final he recovered well towards the end of the 14 lap race to move back up to 8th position.† This meant starting on grid 8 for the 20 lap Championship Final.† Glenn got a good start in the Final moving up to 6th place.† This then became 4th when two competitorís crashed at the start of the second lap.† Glenn showed the full potential of his Silhouette package by moving into 3rd place on lap 15 and was closing the gap on second place over the remaining laps showing some great late race pace to finish on the podium in an excellent 3rd place at the end of the 20 lap Final.

Glenn also raced in the Senior National Heavy class aboard a Silhouette J28 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha J engine.† He qualified fastest by 0.204 sec.† This meant starting on Pole Position for the Heats.† He went on to finish 1st & 2nd which meant once again starting the Pre-Final on Pole Position.† After a close battle throughout the 14 lap Pre-Final Glenn Finished in 2nd position.† At the start of the 20 lap Championship Final Glenn & another competitor pulled away from the rest of the field.† Towards the end of the Final Glenn was unable to challenge for the win but finished in a strong 2nd position to once again be on the podium.

In the Leopard Heavy class Steven Riddell raced the Silhouette T32 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard X30 engine.† In his first race meeting since moving up from the Restricted 125 class Steven showed some good pace to Qualify in 9th position.† Unfortunately he didnít finish the 1st Heat but bounced back strongly in the 2nd Heat to finish in 7th position.† This meant he started the 14 lap Pre-Final from grid 9 & he once again showed good pace to move up to 6th place only to encounter an electrical problem on the last lap but he was still able to finish in 7th position.† At the start of the 20 lap Championship Final Steven lost a few positions but drove well showing some good pace to move back up to 8th position by the end of the race.

27th February 2011.

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.† He once again showed good pace in the Heats by finishing in 2nd & 1st places.† He started the Final from Pole Position & pulled away to win by 1.5 seconds, setting the fastest lap of the race.

In the Clubman Super Heavy class Keith Hamann raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine.† He also showed good pace in the heats finishing in 2nd & 3rd places.† He then finished 3rd in the 10 lap Final.†

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

Today at Todd Road Chris Knowles raced the Silhouette T30 chassis using a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Leopard RL engine in the Tag 125 Heavy class.† In the 1st Heat he unfortunately had a DNF but he recovered well to finish 3rd in the 2nd Heat.† In the Final Chris started in 8th position & drove a great race to power his way up to 3rd place at the finish of the 8 lap race.

19th & 20th February 2011.

All Star Series - Round 1 - Eastern Lions Kart Club (Pucka)

This weekend at Pucka Glenn Riddell raced the Silhouette C30 chassis powered by a Silhouette Race Engines prepared Yamaha S engine in the Clubman Heavy class.† Glenn showed good pace in the Heats finishing in 3rd & 5th places.† This meant he started 5th in the Pre-Final but he dropped back to 9th on Lap 3 while trying to avoid a collision ahead of him.† Despite having some damage to his Kart he was still able to make his way up to 4th place at the Finish.† Glenn got a good start in the Final running in the lead group of 3 Karts as they pulled away from the rest of the pack.† Glenn had a chance at victory on the last lap with an outside passing attempt on the second last corner, but it didnít come off & meant that he had to settle for 3rd place with just 0.106 second covering the top 3 Karts.

 

BACK