Sunday 22nd May seen Tullyallen Kart Club host their much anticipated second round of their 2016 championship, this was held at Whiteriver Karting, Co. Louth. Weather reports suggested downpours late afternoon so all club officials were prompt in getting racing done and dusted long before grey skies were upon us. However in a turn up for the books, especially in Ireland, we had sunshine all day thus providing for some blisteringly fast times on the track.
Ballyclare’s Luke Agnew continued his consistent form following on from his podium finish at Round 1, Luke finished the day with two heat wins and a win in the final. A super day for the six year old who was followed over the line by second place Callum Doak and Kenzie McNally in third. The bambino class is proving to be one of the most popular classes within TKC at present with an entry list of 13 competitors on Sunday. Very impressive for a new class introduced to TKC in 2016.
Junior Cadet Iame
The Junior Cadet Iame class seen a mighty battle produced for the race win between #19 Jake Cudden and #44 Andei Dabija, Cudden led the the final race for the majority of the duration until Dabija attacked on the final lap producing some high class overtaking to pip Cudden at the chequered flag. Dabija winning by a mere 0.304 tenths of a second!! Alex O’Grady. rounded off the podium in third.
Junior Cadet Open
Lewis Duff took a dominant win in the Junior Cadet Open class final from championship contender Gavin Dewart in second place. Both boys were joined on the podium by girl racer Letisha Conn who produced an excellent drive to bring home her first TKC trophy, her Dad Stephen was a very proud dad indeed.
Senior Cadet Iame
Phenomenal racing was seen in the Senior Cadet Iame class between brothers Rian O’Boyle and Peadar O’Boyle. The final was hair raising stuff as both brothers fought for the top step of the podium in what what a spectacular battle. It was Peadar however that came out on top this time with Rian second and Fionn McLaughlin finishing third.
Senior Cadet Open
It was a win in the Senior Cadet Open class for #65 driver Robert Orr who was a force to be reckoned with for young Cian Stanley whom finished second.
The Mini Max final saw Sean Purcell stand on the top step of the podium after a dominant win over Jack Irvine and Hasely Crawford. The boys were all smiles on the podium as they showed off their new silverware that they will add to their trophy collections.
Junior Max saw the stand out performance of the day from Galway’s Aoife Melia as she became the only driver of the Junior Max field to challenge a blisteringly quick Jack Hall. Aoife closed a significant gap in the final to Hall and produced a spectacle as many awaited for her to make her move for the lead, sadly Melia ran out of laps but still her efforts did not go unnoticed as at prize giving Aoife was announced as TKC Driver of the Day, well done Aoife. Both Hall and Melia were joined on the podium by Anton Martin in the #21 kart.
Senior Max 165
Senior Max 165 demonstrated a show of supreme class from Shane Mullins, the Galway man was in a class of his own winning all heats and finals from rival Oscar Mangan and third placed Simon Bowhan.
Senior Max 180
Ardee’s Domhnall Lennon took the spoils in the Senior Max 180 final, finishing ahead of Andy Duff and third placed Frank Joyce. Frank was delighted to be back on the podium following on from a successful Round 1 event in Athboy, Well done Frank!
Tullyallen Kart Club would like to thank everyone who helped the club and assisted with what was a highly successful and enjoyable day for all. Round 3 of the 2016 championship takes place at Midland Karting, Edgeworthstown. Entries are now open for this at www.tkartclub.com and anybody interested in starting karting (from age 6 and up) who would like to know more please send us a message on Facebook and we will give you all the help and advise that you need. Like and share our NEW Facebook Page at Tullyallen Karting to be in with a chance of winning a TKC 2016 Championship t-shirt!