KA3 Senior Light Class – 2016 Victorian Kart Championship Round 4 at ELKC



KA3 Senior Light

James Sera entered the last round with a 29 point lead in the championship over Justin Francis, with Jordan Nicolaou, Spencer Ackermann and Cody Donald all seperated by 2 points.

Qualifying

1

34

Jordan NICOLAOU

 

00:45.042

GKCV

J & A Tuning&Shamick

VIC

2

1

James SERA

0.070

00:45.112

OAK, GKCV

JSKC Racing

VIC

3

89

Wayne BOURKE

0.091

00:45.133

OAK

Ozcool, Tonykart Aus

VIC

4

21

Benjamin MOURITZ

0.164

00:45.206

OAK

 

VIC

5

37

Jack BELL

0.219

00:45.261

OAK

Baron Engines-TonyKart Aus

VIC

6

60

Cody DONALD

0.231

00:45.273

E/LIONS

DPEKT RKC

VIC

7

19

Spencer ACKERMANN

0.414

00:45.456

GEEL

 

VIC

8

17

Jake CONGDON

0.511

00:45.553

E/LIONS

www.TUKE.com.au

VIC

9

41

Michael CARLESS

0.563

00:45.605

OAK

colda refrigeration

VIC

10

23

Jackson MOORE

0.909

00:45.951

E/LIONS

Blastrite Services

VIC

11

46

Elijah D’CRUZ

1.065

00:46.107

E/LIONS

D’Cruz Con/Pulse Tuning

VIC

12

14

Clayton RICHARDS

1.090

00:46.132

GIPP

Steve Richards Motorsport

VIC

13

59

Cameron MCLEAN

1.314

00:46.356

E/LIONS

Ringwood Kart Centre

VIC

14

31

James DI VENERE

1.579

00:46.621

OAK

 

VIC

15

83

Cooper HUDSON

2.336

00:47.378

E/LIONS

 

VIC

DNS

3

Justin FRANCIS

   

OAK, GKCV

Koda Capital

VIC

 

Heat 1
Heat 1 would see Jordan Nicolaou convert his pole position into a victory, ahead of Sera, Jack Bell and Donald.

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The KA3 Senior Light field head into turn 1 for the first time for their heat 1

 

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#34 Jordan Nicolaou leads #37 Jack Bell ahead of the rest of the field in KA3 Senior Light heat 1

 

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#19 Spencer Ackermann ahead of #1 James Sera and #37 Jack Bell in the early running of KA3 Senior Light heat 1

 

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#59 Cameron McLean ahead of #17 Jake Congdon in heat of KA3 Senior Light

 

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#46 Elijah D’Cruz races with #23 Jackson Moore in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light

 

Heat 2
In heat 2 Jack Bell showed great pace duking it out with Nicolaou throughout the race and going on to take the win with Ackermann in 3rd position ahead of Sera.

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The KA3 Senior Light field head into turn 1 for the start of heat 2

 

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#89 Wayne Bourke ahead of #60 Cody Donald and #21 Benjamin Mouritz in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light

 

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#37 Jack Bell leads #34 Jordan Nicolaou, #1 James Sera and #19 Spencer Ackermann in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light

 

Pre Final

In the pre final Sera was able to stick to the back of Nicolaou in the opening laps and went on to take the lead mid race. Bell again showing great speed was able to join the front two runners and passed Sera ont he inside into turn 1, with Ackermann also getting by Sera to take third position. 

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The start of the pre final for the KA3 Senior Light class

 

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#59 Cameron McLean takes a top 10 finish in the pre final of KA3 Senior Light

 

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#23 Jackson Moore in action during the pre final of KA3 Senior Light

 

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#83 Cooper Hudson in action during heat 2 of the KA3 Senior Light class

 

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#37 Jack Bell on his way to 2nd spot in the KA3 Senior Light pre final

 

Final

The start of the Senior Light final had to be restarted due to both lights being stuck on in the starters lights. On the restart #60 Cody Donald showed his best speed of the weekend working his way up to 2nd position with Sera dropping back to 5th. Donald briefly took the lead from Nicolaou on lap 12 only to then have Spencer Ackermann take the lead the following lap, holding on to take out a great victory ahead of Nicolaou with Sera getting back to take 3rd and secure 1st overall in the championship.

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#19 Spencer Ackermann leads the field at the start of the final for the KA3 Seniuor Light class

 

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#1 James Sera came home in 3rd position in the final of KA3 Senior Light which secured him 1st place overall in this years championship

 

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The top 3 placegetters for Round 4 of the Victorian Kart Championship at Eastern Lions Kart Club, from left 2nd place Jordan Nicolaou, 1st place Spencer Ackermann, 3rd place James Sera.

 

 

KA3 Senior Light Final

1

19

Spencer ACKERMANN

18

12:47.044

 

00:44.802

8

GEEL

 

VIC

2

34

Jordan NICOLAOU

18

12:48.553

1.509

00:44.608

17

GKCV

J & A Tuning&Shamick

VIC

3

1

James SERA

18

12:48.729

1.685

00:44.840

9

OAK, GKCV

JSKC Racing

VIC

4

37

Jack BELL

18

12:48.821

1.777

00:44.780

8

OAK

Baron Engines-TonyKart Aus

VIC

5

60

Cody DONALD

18

12:48.821

1.777

00:44.716

4

E/LIONS

DPEKT RKC

VIC

6

21

Benjamin MOURITZ

18

12:49.070

2.026

00:44.826

13

OAK

 

VIC

7

89

Wayne BOURKE

18

12:52.277

5.233

00:45.076

13

OAK

Ozcool, Tonykart Aus

VIC

8

59

Cameron MCLEAN

18

12:54.595

7.551

00:45.232

5

E/LIONS

Ringwood Kart Centre

VIC

9

41

Michael CARLESS

18

12:57.563

10.519

00:45.260

14

OAK

colda refrigeration

VIC

10

17

Jake CONGDON

18

13:01.707

14.663

00:45.316

7

E/LIONS

www.TUKE.com.au

VIC

11

23

Jackson MOORE

18

13:05.351

18.307

00:45.370

9

E/LIONS

Blastrite Services

VIC

12

83

Cooper HUDSON

18

13:05.439

18.395

00:45.458

11

E/LIONS

 

VIC

13

46

Elijah D’CRUZ

18

13:09.843

22.799

00:45.643

14

E/LIONS

D’Cruz Con/Pulse Tuning

VIC

14

31

James DI VENERE

18

13:09.913

22.869

00:45.550

7

OAK

 

VIC

15

14

Clayton RICHARDS

18

13:13.343

26.299

00:45.690

13

GIPP

Steve Richards Motorsport

VIC

DNS

3

Justin FRANCIS

0

       

OAK, GKCV

Koda Capital

VIC

 

 

KA3 Senior Light Class Championship Trophy Presentation

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James Sera is presented with his 1st place championship trophy in the KA3 Senior light class

 

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The top 3 placegetters in the 2016 KA3 Senior Light class of the Victorian Kart Championship, from left 2nd place Jordan Nicolaou, 1st James Sera, 3rd place Spencer Ackermann.

 

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Celebrations underway in the KA3 Senior Light class with Jordan Nicolaou, James Sera and Spencer Ackermann

 

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James Sera celebrates with Spencer Ackermann on the podium for the KA3 Senior Light class

KA3 Senior Light Final Championship Standings

1 James SERA 240
2 Jordan NICOLAOU 212
3 Spencer ACKERMANN 207
4 Cody DONALD 179
5 Justin FRANCIS 153
6 Jack BELL 147
7 Benjamin MOURITZ 136
8 Michael CARLESS 130
9 Harrison CARR 110
10 Cameron MCLEAN 87
11 Matthew MCLEAN 77
12 Elijah D’CRUZ 73
13 Andy SIMPSON 73
14 Jake CONGDON 69
15 Simon FALLON 54
16 Wayne BOURKE 34
17 James DI VENERE 32
18 Clayton RICHARDS 29
19 Jackson MOORE 22
20 Chris BURKE 20
21 Adam PASEK 18
22 Cooper HUDSON 11
23 Angelo D’ETTORRE 8
24 Adam DAVIES 5
25 Mark APPLEBY 5

 

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