Cadet 12 Class – 2016 Victorian Kart Championship Round 4 at ELKC



Cadet 12 

Kobi Williams took a 21 point lead in the championship into the weekend ahead of Fletcher Harris with Kai Allen a further 19 point behind in 3rd.

Cadet 12 Qual

1

94

Kobi WILLIAMS

 

00:48.396

OAK

Drain fix A1 Engines

VIC

2

13

James WHARTON

0.018

00:48.414

E/LIONS

Shamick Racing

VIC

3

55

Fletcher HARRIS

0.091

00:48.487

ROCH,

E/LIONS

Pentair Water

VIC

4

81

Tex STARR-MCKOY

0.101

00:48.497

GKCV

Concept Cars Geelong

VIC

5

66

Will HARPER

0.239

00:48.635

GEEL

Extreme karts prokarting

VIC

6

30

Jobe STEWART

0.267

00:48.663

PORT

MAX MEDHURST CRASH REPAIRS

VIC

7

80

Nicholas SACCO

0.284

00:48.680

E/LIONS

MS HANDYMAN SERVICES

VIC

8

26

Kai ALLEN

0.289

00:48.685

PORT

A1 Engines – CRG – Shamick

VIC

9

11

Massimo CAPITANIO

0.293

00:48.689

E/LIONS

Boheme Restuarant

VIC

10

2

Joshua HOCKING

0.296

00:48.692

OAK

C.H.S Insulations

VIC

11

17

Hugo SIMPSON

0.300

00:48.696

GKCV

Next Gen Interiors

VIC

12

95

Joshua D’AMBROSIO

0.401

00:48.797

E/LIONS,

OAK

Zurich Australia

VIC

13

77

Steven TSESMELIS

0.859

00:49.255

OAK

 

VIC

14

23

Joseph FAWCETT

0.969

00:49.365

BALL

BBF Ballarat Bolts

VIC

15

24

Samuel GIBSON

0.974

00:49.370

OAK

PAGEN

VIC

16

21

Jack LAWSON

0.999

00:49.395

OAK

Jeremy Lawson Painting

VIC

17

43

Owen KEMP

1.139

00:49.535

GKCV

Manpak / A1 Engines

VIC

 

 

Heat 1
Would see a great battle for the lead between Kai Allen, Kobi Williams and James Wharton nose to tail for the whole race, Williams suffering a DNF on the last lap.

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17 Cadet 12 drivers head into turn 1 for their first heat

 

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#95 Joshua D’Ambrosio leads #43 Owen Kemp into turn 1 during heat 1 of Cadet 12

 

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It was a great battle for the lead between #26 Kai Allen, #94 Kobi Williams and #13 James Wharton in Cadet 12 heat 1

 

Heat 2
In heat 2 James Wharton was able to hold off the threat from Fletcher Harris who took second place by 1 tenth of a second over Williams who was a tenth ahead of Allen and #80 Nicholas Sacco driving well to come home 5th and in reach of the leaders.

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Into turn 1 for the Cadet 12 field at the start of heat 2

 

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Into turn 1 for the Cadet 12 field at the start of heat 2

 

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#21 Jack Lawson in action during heat 2 of Cadet 12

 

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#17 Hugo Simpson in action during heat 2 of Cadet 12

 

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#11 Massimo Capitanio leads #2 Joshua Hocking and #66 Will Harper down the main straight during heat 2 of Cadet 12

 

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#13 James Wharton eventually got past #55 Fletcher Harris to take out the win in heat 2 of Cadet 12

 

Pre Final
On lap 2 of the pre final Wharton had a big moment coming out of turn 1 putting a tyre on the dirt and allowing the trailing drivers to catch right onto his tail. Kai Allen then took over the lead mid race until Fletcher Harris had his turn running at the front. Wharton did not give up however and was able to retake the lead from Allen under brakes heading into the last right hand corner and going on to win from Allen by under 1 tenth of a second, with Harris a second behind in 3rd and Kobi Williams not having a great run down in 9th.

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Cadet 12 drivers form up ready to take the start of their pre final

 

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Into turn 2 for the Cadet 12 on the opening lap of their pre final

 

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The Cadet 12 class restarts their race single file after a red flag stoped the race during the pre final

 

 

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It was a great battle for the lead between #13 James Wharton, #55 Fletcher Harris, #26 Kai Aleen and #94 Kobi Williams, with Allen and Wharton coming together at turn 1 in the closing laps

 

 

Final

With Harris having a clean run in all 3 previous heats and Williams suffering some bad luck the championship points would have been close heading into the final race. 

On lap 4 of the final an incident involving #11 Massimo Capitanio and #80 Nicholas Sacco brought out the red flag bunching the field up again for a single file restart with the race reduced to 13 laps.

On the restart Wharton lead away Harris and Allen with Jobe Stewart in 34th and Williams back in 5th.

Allen was on the charge taking over 2nd place and then briefly into the lead only for Wharton to take it straight back. On the next lap Harris and Allen got by Wharton only for Allen and Wharton to over take Harris and then on lap 6 heading into turn one Wharton and Allen had a coming together with Wharton suffering a DNF in the sand trap. This left the championship contenders in Harris and Williams to fight it out for the title, Williams getting into the lead with 4 laps to go only to have Harris get back in front the following lap. Williams gave it one last try pulling out of the draft has they headed to the checkered flag but it was Harris who held off to take the win by 0.049 of a second ahead of Williams, with this one position and time difference being the decider in the championship.

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The two championship contenders #55 Fletcher Harris and #94 Kobi Williams fighting not only for 1st and 2nd for the round victory but also for 1st and 2nd in the overall championship.

 

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The moment that decided the Cadet 12 championship, this is it whoever gets to the line first is state champion. #55 Fletcher Harris crosses the line .049 of a second ahead of #94 Kobi Williams to clinch the championship by a single point.

 

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The top 3 placegetters for Round 4 of the Victorian Kart Championship at the Eastern Lions Kart Club, Cadet 12 class from left 2nd place Kobi Williams, 1st place Fletcher Harris, 3rd place Jobe Stewart.

 

Cadet 12 Final

1

55

Fletcher HARRIS

13

9:42.753

 

00:48.198

4

ROCH,

E/LIONS

Pentair Water

VIC

2

94

Kobi WILLIAMS

13

9:42.802

0.049

00:47.954

6

OAK

Drain fix A1 Engines

VIC

3

30

Jobe STEWART

13

9:46.104

3.351

00:48.550

6

PORT

MAX MEDHURST CRASH REPAIRS

VIC

4

66

Will HARPER

13

9:48.881

6.128

00:48.725

12

GEEL

Extreme karts prokarting

VIC

5

17

Hugo SIMPSON

13

9:53.438

10.685

00:49.057

8

GKCV

Next Gen Interiors

VIC

6

81

Tex STARR-MCKOY

13

9:53.615

10.862

00:48.726

9

GKCV

Concept Cars Geelong

VIC

7

2

Joshua HOCKING

13

9:58.240

15.487

00:48.980

5

OAK

C.H.S Insulations

VIC

8

95

Joshua D’AMBROSIO

13

9:58.500

15.747

00:49.281

9

E/LIONS,

OAK

Zurich Australia

VIC

9

43

Owen KEMP

13

9:58.712

15.959

00:48.990

11

GKCV

Manpak / A1 Engines

VIC

10

24

Samuel GIBSON

13

9:58.765

16.012

00:48.945

5

OAK

PAGEN

VIC

11

21

Jack LAWSON

13

10:05.602

22.849

00:49.710

6

OAK

Jeremy Lawson Painting

VIC

DNF

23

Joseph FAWCETT

12

9:07.453

 

00:48.998

9

BALL

BBF Ballarat Bolts

VIC

DNF

26

Kai ALLEN

9

6:49.080

 

00:48.236

3

PORT

A1 Engines – CRG – Shamick

VIC

DNF

13

James WHARTON

6

4:02.372

 

00:48.234

3

E/LIONS

Shamick Racing

VIC

DNF

80

Nicholas SACCO

0

       

E/LIONS

MS HANDYMAN SERVICES

VIC

DNF

11

Massimo CAPITANIO

0

       

E/LIONS

Boheme Restuarant

VIC

DNF

77

Steven TSESMELIS

0

       

OAK

 

VIC

 

 

Cadet 12 Class Championship Trophy Presentation

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The top 3 place getters in Cadet 12 of the 2016 Victorian Kart Championship, from left 2nd place Kobi Williams (250 points), 1st place Fletcher Harris (251 points), 3rd place Kai Allen (203 points).

 

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Fletcher Harris 2016 Victorian Kart Championship Cadet 12 State Champion holds the prestigious blue plate

 

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2nd place Kobi Williams gets ready to pop the cork and celebrate the end of the championship

 

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Kai Allen celebrates his third position in the Cadet 12 class

 

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Fletcher Harris goes Daniel Ricciardo shoey style and celebrates his Cadet 12 State Championship win by drinking the sweet taste of success from his own boot!

 

Cadet 12 Final Championship Standings

1 Fletcher HARRIS 251
2 Kobi WILLIAMS 250
3 Kai ALLEN 203
4 James WHARTON 182
5 Tex STARR-MCKOY 168
6 Nicholas SACCO 131
7 Joshua HOCKING 122
8 Jobe STEWART 120
9 Angus GIFFIN 105
10 Will HARPER 94
11 Hugo SIMPSON 91
12 Hugh BARTER 86
13 Corbin BAILEY 69
14 Massimo CAPITANIO 51
15 Damon WOODS 35
16 Joshua D’AMBROSIO 33
17 Matthew DOMASCHENZ 30
18 Samuel GIBSON 21
19 Owen KEMP 17
20 Jaxon JOHNSTONE 16
21 Jack LAWSON 14
22 Joseph FAWCETT 13
23 Ethan CHURCH 13
24 Steven TSESMELIS 10
25 Aythyn ROBOTHAM 4
26 Zaiden BARRY 3
27 Owen KEMP 2
28 Beau RUSSELL 1
28 Paige RISTEVSKI 1
29 Chloe POTTER 0
29 Matthew HILLYER 0
29 River JACKSON 0

 

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