Bumper kart wars at Killarney

2013-05-07 09:55

Lap records, close racing and a good deal of bumper bashing was in order at round three of the WP karting championships on Saturday (May 4).

In the primary school Maxterino 60cc class, Charl Visser, Giordano Lupini and Jason Coetzee kept their noses clean to step onto the podium after what can only be described as a fraught day’s racing.


The first two races were won by JP Hamman – breaking Lupini’s first heat class lap record on his way to the second win, but an incident with Dario Busi saw Hamman out of race three and Busi penalised to let Visser, Lupini and Coetzee take overall class glory.

Various Maxter drivers were set back in a day of penalties but it was a great result for Visser who took a maiden win after his kart was rebuilt out of bits overnight following a practice crash on Friday (May 3).

Joseph Oelz continued his domination of the baby Cadet class, which had its lap record broken twice by Troy Dolinschek as he chased Oelz down. It was also a day of domination in the high school Junior Max, open Senior Max and Clubmans classes.


Umpie Swart won a fine trio of Junior 125cc races ahead of Kohen Bam and after Delano Fowler fell off twice while chasing for second. Fowler held it together to beat Bam to the bridesmaid spot in race three.

Luke Herring had to work harder for Senior 125cc honours as driver of the day Hylton Pieters kept him honest throughout, while Clubmans Cate Walker simply drove off into the distance in all three races.

The Cape’s karters will take a two-month break before returning to Killarney for round four at the end July.