FIRST PAST THE POST: #Team 5051R clinched overall victory at the Gympie 7 Hour endurance karting event.
FIRST PAST THE POST: #Team 5051R clinched overall victory at the Gympie 7 Hour endurance karting event. Contributed

Kart track glory

IN what was their second appearance of the year at the Cooloola Kart Track, the #50 Team 5051R drove away with the glory.

Part of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Queensland Endurance Kart Championship’s seventh and penultimate round, the Gympie 7 Hour weekend began with #27 Resi Sales Racing team topping the time sheets with a 45.732 second lap around the 750 metre Cooloola Kart Track. Later on Saturday afternoon, the ‘1 Hour’ sprint race, which decided the starting grid for Sunday’s race, saw pole-sitter #27 Resi Sales Racing score a commanding victory.

Sunday’s ‘Gympie 6 Hour’ saw # 27 Resi Sales Racing battle it out with #661 PDS Grand Prix and #152 Phantom Racing. By the 145th lap #50 Team 5150R worked its way to the front, and for the remaining distance the lead swapped in a see-sawing battle between the three .

The # 50 Team 5150R built up a steady lead to the fall of the chequered flag, completing a total of 429 laps.

The #661 PDS Grand Prix finished on the lead lap, some 36 seconds behind the winner. This once again consolidated their lead in the Queensland Championship point standings battle over the #50 Team 5150R.

One of the most impressive drives of the weekend was the # 152 Phantom Racing team,rounding out the podium in third place with 428 laps completed at the finish and also recorded the fastest lap of the race with 44.704 seconds. The eighth and final round of the Powered by Honda ProKart Australia Queensland Championship will be fought out on Saturday, November 13 at Raleigh International Raceway, near Coffs Harbour. The Raleigh 6 Hour will be the final rounds for both the national and NSW championships.

Full results from the Gympie 7 Hour can be found at www.mylaps.com

Gympie Times


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