|What||Western Province Karting Final Round 6 Report|
|Where||Killarney Kart Track, Cape Town|
|When||Saturday 7 November 2020|
|Community||Cape Town, Western Province.|
First wins for Thomas, le Riche & Beaumont
The rain gods played the game and kept Killarney dry just long enough for the sixth round Western Province Rotax Max Challenge Karting Regionals to deliver fast and exciting action on Saturday. A full program saw a few expected results, but more than one racer left the Cape Town track delighted with best-ever performances and first wins under the belt.
Jason Coetzee took two wins to one to beat newly crowned South African champion Sebastian Boyd to premier class DD2 gearbox honours. That did little to help Coetzee close the gap on Boyd in the regional title race as Sebastian continued his preparations for DD2 Grand Finals in Portugal in January.
A delighted Andrew Thomas not only won his first-ever DD2 Masters race in Saturday’s second heat, but he did enough to take the day overall. Title fighters Jason Greyling and championship leader Conor Hughes shared out the other wins to second and third ahead of Jared Jordan and Robert Peche.
It was a good weekend for the Visser boys — elder brother Charl and the rest of the Senior Max field benefited Tate Bishop taking an early race 1 shower to win the second race. He beat Jason Coetzee, Storm Lanfear, Andre le Riche and the returning Kohen Bam overall. His race 2 exit did little to SA champion Bishop’s WP title lead. He won the other two heats, while his null score freed up a second place from his dropped worst results.
Younger Visser brother Kyle cemented his under-15 Junior championship lead with a couple of wins and a second to take the day. The happiest kid in that class was however an elated Andre le Riche, who took his first win in race 2 en route to second overall. Brother Kyle le Riche also impressed with a final race win en route to third ahead of Ethan Stier and Matthew Wadeley, who both had podiums on the day too, and Reza Levy.
Levy meanwhile consolidated his under-13 Mini Max title advantage with fourth on the day as he left Ethan Deacon and Joshua Smit to fight it out behind Joaquin de Oliveira, who streaked to a trio of race wins to take the day. Jordon Wadeley and Jude Stuart rounded out the top six.
Keagan Beaumont was another driver to deliver a first win and then another, to take the day too. Runaway championship leader Reese Koorzen consolidated his title lead with a final race win, a second and a third ahead of Jordon Wadeley, who was on the podium all day long too. Dale Hobbs, Joshua Smit and Sabelo Ntuli closed off the top six.
Aiden Beaumont and Kai van Rensburg arrived at Killarney even points in their epic baby Bambino championship duel and both won again. Beaumont did so twice however, to take the day and take a three-point lead home. Michael Danks, Siyabonga Ntuli, Sebastiano Human and John Norman were next up.
A number of Cape Town’s karters will make the trip to Alberton’s Formula K Raceway in search of wildcard tickets to Portimao’s ‘Olympics of Karting’ at the Rotax Max African Open this weekend. The seventh and final round of the WP follows on 28 November.
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