Round 2 of 2023 Australian kart championships kicks off
The second round of the 2023 Australian kart championships kicks off this weekend at the Tiger Kart Club in Wanneroo, Western Australia.
Our Kart Class team is currently leading the AKC Teams Championship having secured two round wins and an additional three podiums at the opening round in South Australia.
KA2 was a dominant category for Kart Class in Monarto with Brad Majman leading home a Kart Class 1-2 over equal championship leader Ben Holliday. Izaak Fletcher is once again over from New Zealand aboard his Arrow Kart having qualified top 3 and finishing fifth in the final, the kiwi is a driver to look out for. Jack Szewczuk was seventh at the opening round, but showed he had the pace throughout all the races matching the leaders every outing. Our strong quarter of drivers will look to continue their strong showing in WA.
Jake Spencer went untouched in Monarto winning every race and the final to be a clear leader in the standings for TAG125. Fellow JND driver Nick Percat was P3 in Monarto and the two drivers worked well in tandem to also help our additional two TAG drivers in Jaxon Johnstone and Peter Bouzinelos. Those two drivers are inside the top 10 in the championship, and will look to use the experience Spencer & Percat bring to the table.
In Cadet 12 we have a stout lineup of drivers with Beau Casagrande (top qualifier in Monarto), Riley Harrison P5 & Dom Mercuri P6 looking to remain in championship contention. Alongside the trio will be Kiwi drivers Jackson Culver who was amongst the top 15 in Adelaide, fellow kiwi Grayson Stowe joins the team, Zac Casagrande and USA driver JohnJohn McLellan is with us having being apart of the Kart Class online program in the States.
Cadet 9 we have the QLD duo of Carter Grother & Harlen Bell. Grother was flying at Monarto and finished P3 after duking it out for the race win on the final lap. Bell joins the team having honed his skills at the ever competitive Ipswich Kart Club, and these two will look to push each other towards the front of the field.
X30 we have Peter Bouzinelos and local driver Jake Sawyer competing. Both drivers showed speed in Monarto and a top 5 is a solid goal for these two. Sawyer recently top qualified the Carnival of Karts at the same venue in X30 and won races, whilst Bouzinelos has won rounds of the AKC in KA2.
“The bar has risen after our dominance at Round 1. Expectations are now that we contend for podiums, but we still need to keep the long game of the championship in mind when racing during the heats. I’ve got no doubt we have the drivers to contend for victories, we just need to work as a team to reach that end goal” Said team owner David Sera.