King dominates wet race

Bramwell King showed his skills in the wet after a flag to flag win at Hampton Downs. Rookie Kaleb Ngatoa held onto second for most of the race but was shuffled to fourth on the final run to the line by Arran Crighton and Matt Podjursky.

The wet conditions didn’t take long to catch someone out as Alex Hawley and his teammate made contact resulting in Hawley getting stuck in the gravel trap. Unable to get going again, a safety car was called to retrieve him.

Meanwhile rookie racer Kaleb Ngatoa displayed his skill in the wet, moving up to third from sixth before the safety car intervention. Upon the restart on lap four, Ngatoa sat a long way behind the leading pair of King and Podjursky and appeared to lose any hope of a win.

It didn’t take long for Ngatoa to make up that gap and move into second, putting Podjursky within striking distance of championship rival Arran Crighton. The three then shuffled positions again see Crighton finish second ahead of Podjursky and Ngatoa. The rookie appeared to struggle on the final corner and was unable to fend off a run by the pair.

Callum Crawley and Liam Foster battled it out all race for fifth position, while Reece Hendl-Cox and Dylan Smith fought for seventh not far behind them. Crawley crossed the line fifth ahead of Foster while Hendl-Cox beat Smith to the line, Smith taking eighth after starting 12th.

Chris Symon and Travis Day finished a distant ninth and tenth followed by Ian Foster, Ron Carter and Amy Smith. The trio fought it out in the final stages of the race, coming past the crowd three wide most of the way.

  • Val March 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Sounds like another close one ! Keep going Arran !

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