The first round of the 2016 Austrans Country Series was held at the South West Kart Club on February 14. Some 200+ competitors across 16 classes were on hand for the start of the series.
Brayden Flood (#23) fending off Jimmy Mason (#74) for the lead in heat 1 in TAG Restricted Light
The biggest field of the day: 32 TAG 125 Lights head into turn 1 with Kyle Rethus out in front where he would stay all day.
Bradley Marsh-Stepney (#24) hot on the tail of Jordan Rae (#9) racing in TAG 125 Light
Henry Johnstone (#93) off pole in KA3 junior before going on to take out the final after strong heats.
Mick Angwin (#73) making a pass on Andrew Hayes (#15) for the lead in TAG Restricted Super Heavy
Jacob Dowson (#98) with a dominant clean sweep of the day in KA3 Senior Light
Aaron Jackson (#13) with a stellar drive in KA3 Senior Heavy, catching and passing some of the Senior Light field.
Jay Coul (#42) , Henry Johnstone (#93) and Jason Bowyer (#73) would finish 3,1,2 in the final of KA3 Junior
Andrew Stubbs (#55) trying to hold off Steven Malkin (#12) in TAG 125 Restricted Masters
Ian Branson (#26) leading karting legend Remo Luciani (#20) in KA3 Masters
A first corner drama unfolds as karts scramble to avoid a stationary in turn 1 in Cadet 9
Jaxon Cox (#31) having a great weekend in KA3 Junior Light with a classy clean sweep
Carnage unfolds in turn 2 in Cadet 12
Bronson Boult (#71) on a hard charge in Cadet 12- Going on win the final and also pick up the junior Kerbrider of the day prize
Kings of Cobden – Brothers Scott King (#4) and Adam King (#3) blitz the field in TAG 125 Heavy
Matt De Stefano taking a win in TAG 125 Restricted Heavy
A plaque of appreciation was given to AUSTRANS for their long running support of the series, the plaque was accepted by Michael Angwin on their behalf.
Full results from the round are available in the results section.
Reminder that this series has a drop Round so drivers that were not at Round 1 it is still possible to achieve maximum points towards the championship over the next 5 rounds. See the Country Series page and flyer for further details, or visit the official Country Series website at http://victoriancountryseries.com/ for further details. Round 2 is at the Portland Kart Club on the 10th of April 2016.
Series proudly brought to you by AUSTRANS, Kerbrider, KFC (Hamilton, Portland, Warrnambool and Horsham stores), RaceCulture, Remo Racing, AllStar Graphics, BBF Ballarat Bolts and Fasteners and our Seires supporters Wimmera Design and Print, Southern Karts, R+A Benson Mechanical, Elijah Sportspower.