STOP THAT KID! Troy Dolinschek has won 18 of 18 races so far during the 2014 karting season. Image: Mark Zeeman
What: WP Regional Kart champs Round 6
Where: Killarney Kart Circuit, Cape Town
When: August 23 2014
CAPE TOWN, Western Province - Round 6 of the Western Province Regional Karting championship proved a rough and tumble affair at a sunny Killarney on Saturday with more than enough action across the board.
Nowhere was that more apparent than in the High School 125cc Rotax Junior Max class where Kohen Bam (Kosmic) and Delano Fowler (TonyKart) got up close and personal on more than one occasion in their battle for glory with Henry Bam never far away from the action.
Kohen ended up on top for the day with a couple of wins over consistent Fowler and Race 1 winner Henry Bam, with Kohen Bam now ahead of the level-pegged Fowler and Henry.
The action was just as fraught in the midfield where Dario Busi (TonyKart) emerged third after a workmanlike weekend ahead of the duelling Chadley Swartz (Kosmic), Giordano Lupini (Zanardi) and Isabelle Fowler (TonyKart) in a tighter tussle both on track and for title position with the unlucky Dino Stermin (Zanardi) who was eliminated twice on Saturday.
There was just as much action in the open Rotax Max Challenge 125s where Luke Herring sped off to his customary wins in the opening two races to leave Jurie Swart, TonyKart drivers Jono Aberdein and Eugene Deneyssen, Joshua Dolinschek (Kosmic) and Julian van der Watt (Zanardi) battling over the scraps.
But Herring hit trouble in Race 3 to drop a couple of laps back as Junior Max winner Kohen Bam (Zanardi) emerged from nowhere to drive off into the distance as the rest fought hard over second. Bam was however later excluded to see Aberdein take the win from Deneyssen and Dolinschek, but Herring still had enough points in hand to win the day from Aberdein and Swart to take his healthy title advantage to 35 points over Van der Watt and Swart.
The Primary School Maxterino 60 karts delivered their regular thrills with the top group able to be covered by a blanket throughout the weekend as Charl Visser emerged victorious winning two races to one over similarly mounted championship leader JP Hamman.
Little Joseph Oelz ended a brilliant third from Zanardi quartet, Storm Lanfear, Kai van Zyl, Tate Bishop and Tyler Croy after Aidan Strydom (TonyKart), was demoted from third for an underweight kart.
Upcountry visitors Arnold Neveling and Luca Canderle were set for an easy Rotax DD2 gearbox class 1-2 before Canderle and local championship leader Jonathan Thomas came together in the final to allow Neveling to take three wins on the trot and let Stephen Wells through to second and take top local honours 2-1 over Thomas with Luke van Rensburg next up.
Johan Hamman took an easy DD2 Masters win in his unlikely quest to catch title leader Jacques de Bruyn and second man Vic Houdoul, who followed him home in that order each time.
The baby Cadet class continued to be a case of who came second as the dominant Troy Dolinschek sped to another trio of wins to now make it 18 out of 18, ahead of Kyle Visser, with the ever improving Valentino Hoffman third from Jason MacBeath, Joaquin de Oliveira and Malan Louw.
Dale Fourie claimed all three Clubmans victories from Paul Fraser and Mark Manson, while James Fraser continued his tight battle for Class B honours beating Dylan Mitchell two wins to one and Christopher Vrettos sped to three Class C wins over Mike Cook.
The penultimate round of the WP Karting championship should prove brilliant as championship chases start to come to a head at Killarney on September 12.