KA3 Senior Light Class – 2017 Victorian Kart Championship Round 4 at ELKC



KA3 Senior Light Class

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A large field of 24 drivers lined up for the start of the TAG 125 Light class heat 1 including Australian champion #1 Matthew McLean and state champions #94 James Sera and #34 Jordan Nicolaou. (pic by Tim Francis)

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Qualifying

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#94 James Sera (OAK/GKCV/GEEL) set the pace in qualifying posting a time of 44.742 only .120 tenths of a second ahead of #1 Matthew McLean (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) and #18 Jack Martin (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) 3rd only .178 tenths off pole. To show how close the competition was in the KA3 Senior Light class 5 tenths of a second separated the top 5 and 1 second separated the top 20 drivers. (pic by Tim Francis)

Pos

Kart Driver

Diff

Best

Club

Sponsor

State

1

94

James SERA

 

00:44.742

OAK, GKCV,

GEEL

MKC

VIC

2

1

Matthew MCLEAN

0.120

00:44.862

OAK

DPEKT, thydesigns

VIC

3

18

Jack MARTIN

0.178

00:44.920

OAK

Ormiston Martin

VIC

4

59

Cameron MCLEAN

0.302

00:45.044

E/LIONS, OAK

Australian Excavations

VIC

5

89

Wayne BOURKE

0.329

00:45.071

OAK

Ozcool, Tonykart Aus

VIC

6

34

Jordan NICOLAOU

0.369

00:45.111

GKCV

J & A Tuning&Shamick

VIC

7

43

Taine VENABLES

0.388

00:45.130

GKCV

Pace Images

VIC

8

21

Benjamin MOURITZ

0.413

00:45.155

OAK

 

VIC

9

15

David HUEZO

0.443

00:45.185

OAK

Dad 🙂

VIC

10

14

Leigh NICOLAOU

0.486

00:45.228

GKCV

Shamick/J&A Tuning

VIC

11

6

Adam PASEK

0.507

00:45.249

OAK

Nordic Elevators

VIC

12

37

Jack BELL

0.516

00:45.258

OAK

Baron Engines-TonyKart Aus

VIC

13

86

Nicholas TREBILCOCK

0.523

00:45.265

ROCH

RKC

VIC

14

97

Jake CONGDON

0.579

00:45.321

E/LIONS,

OAK

MKC, TUKE

VIC

15

66

Tayla HEATH

0.585

00:45.327

GKCSA,

MGKC

Penrite Oils, MFK

SA

16

73

Harrison CARR

0.586

00:45.328

GEEL

JDE Professional

VIC

17

40

Bryce WOOLLARD

0.601

00:45.343

OAK

Pro Karting

VIC

18

41

Michael CARLESS

0.678

00:45.420

OAK

COLDA REFRIGERATION

VIC

19

53

Riley MEENS

0.921

00:45.663

OAK

 

VIC

20

10

James BARNES

1.033

00:45.775

OAK

 

VIC

21

83

Cooper HUDSON

1.158

00:45.900

E/LIONS

 

VIC

22

2

Jai SPAREY

1.334

00:46.076

OAK

DSI

VIC

23

7

Christian VIGGIANO

1.755

00:46.497

GIPP

Dynamic Powder Coaters

VIC

24

27

Cameron HUTCHISON

1.925

00:46.667

OAK

APH MOTORSPORT, SONIC, M&D

VIC

 


Heat 1

 

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#94 James Sera and #1 Matthew McLean get out to an early lead in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#89 Wayne Bourke (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) was on the pace all weekend constantly challenging the leaders and going on to take 3rd in heat 3 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#59 Cameron McLean (ELKC/OAK) showed some great speed qualifying 4th in KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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The leaders #94 James Sera, #89 Wayne Bourke and #1 Matthew McLean head out of turn 1 in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#14 Leigh Nicolaou (GKCV) with the trailing pack following went on to finish 8th in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#18 Jack Martin qualified 3rd but slipped to 9th in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#43 Taine Venables (GKCV) qualified 7th and went on to finish 7th in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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It was great clean racing at the front of the KA3 Senior Light pack between #94 James Sera, #89 Wayne Bourke and #1 Matthew McLean. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#94 James Sera looks down the inside of #1 Matthew McLean into turn 1 for the lead during heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#34 Jordan Nicolaou ahead of #37 Jack Bell and the trailing pack in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light going on to finish 4th. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#66 Tayla Heath (GKCSA/MGKC) races with #97 Jake Condon in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#94 James Sera powers out of turn 1 and onto victory in heat 1 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)


Heat 2

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The KA3 Senior Light heads into turn 1 for the start of heat 2. (pic by Tim Francis)

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After qualifying inside the top 10 #15 David Huezo gets caught onto the back of #59 Cameron McLean in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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After qualifying inside the top 10 #15 David Huezo gets caught onto the back of #59 Cameron McLean at the start of heat 2 while #43 Taine Venables takes to the grass to avoid the tangle in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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15 David Huezo suffers a DNF early in heat 2 of KA3 Senior light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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Great wheel to wheel racing in turn 2 between #1 Matthew McLean and #94 James Sera in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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After qualifying 12th #37 Jack Bell (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) picked up speed as the weekend went on putting in a great drive in heat 1 and 2 to come through to 6th, and 4th in heat 3 and the final

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#94 James Sera and #1 Matthew McLean are joined by #18 Jack Martin for a 3 way battle for the lead in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#18 Jack Martin goes wheel to wheel with #94 James Sera at turn 2 and takes the lead of the KA3 Senior Light heat 2. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#86 Nicholas Trebilcock comes out of turn 2 with #83 Cooper Hudson in close pursuit in KA3 Senior Light heat 2. (pic by Tim Francis)

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For his first season in the senior ranks #18 Jack Martin (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) showed some great speed and skill in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light as he heads through the bus stop in front of the spectator area in the lead. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#18 Jack Martin takes his first senior victory at state level in heat 2 of KA3 Senior Light winning by .172 of a second from #94 James Sera. (pic by Tim Francis)

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The KA3 Senior Light drivers pull in to be weighed at the conclusion of heat 2 with dark skys looming in the distance. (pic by Tim Francis)

 

Heat 3

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#94 James Sera (OAK/GKCV/GEEL) pulling the gloves on ahead of heat 3 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#1 Matthew McLean (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) gets ready to head out for heat 3 of KA3 Senior Light. (pic by Tim Francis)

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The KA3 Senior Light grid gets ready to head out for heat 3. (pic by Tim Francis)

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The KA3 Senior Light field heads out of turn 1 and 2 at the start of heat 3 with #15 David Huezo unluckily getting caught up in an accident with #66 Tayla Heath but both continue on. (pic by Tim Francis)

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The KA3 Senior Light field heads up the hill into the left right bus stop during heat 3. (pic by Tim Francis)

 

Final

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#1 Matthew Mclean (Oakleigh Go-Kart Racing Club) went on to take victory in damp conditions in the 18 lap final of KA3 Senior Light only .2 of a second ahead of #89 Wayne Bourke with #94 James Sera 2.8 seconds behind in 3rd, #37 Jack Bell driving well to come through to finish in 4th and #43 Taine Venables coming through to finish 5th. (pic by Tim Francis)

 

Final Video Highlights

 

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Presentations for the top 3 placegetters in the KA3 Senior Light class from Round 1 of the Victorian Kart Championship at the Eastern Lions Kart Club on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April.
1st #1 Matthew McLean (Oak, DPEKT, thydesigns)
2nd #89 Wayne Bourke (Oak, Ozcool, Tonykart Aus)
3rd #94 James Sera (GKCV, Geel, MKC)

Random Tyre Draw
The lucky random draw tyre winner for this class was James Sera!

 

Presentation Highlights

 

Final results

Pos

Kart

Driver

Laps

Total

Diff

Best

In Lap

Club

Sponosr

State

1

1

Matthew MCLEAN

18

14:48.234

 

00:51.529

17

OAK

DPEKT, thydesigns

VIC

2

89

Wayne BOURKE

18

14:48.521

0.287

00:51.005

18

OAK

Ozcool, Tonykart Aus

VIC

3

94

James SERA

18

14:51.124

2.890

00:51.463

18

OAK, GKCV, GEEL

MKC

VIC

4

37

Jack BELL

18

14:56.060

7.826

00:51.246

18

OAK

Baron Engines-TonyKart

Aus

VIC

5

43

Taine VENABLES

18

14:56.473

8.239

00:51.391

17

GKCV

Pace Images

VIC

6

34

Jordan NICOLAOU

18

14:58.437

10.203

00:51.465

18

GKCV

J & A Tuning&Shamick

VIC

7

14

Leigh NICOLAOU

18

15:00.189

11.955

00:52.172

12

GKCV

Shamick/J&A Tuning

VIC

8

41

Michael CARLESS

18

15:02.028

13.794

00:51.389

18

OAK

COLDA REFRIGERATION

VIC

9

40

Bryce WOOLLARD

18

15:03.647

15.413

00:51.414

18

OAK

Pro Karting

VIC

10

2

Jai SPAREY

18

15:04.338

16.104

00:51.489

18

OAK

DSI

VIC

11

66

Tayla HEATH

18

15:07.186

18.952

00:51.183

18

GKCSA,

MGKC

Penrite Oils, MFK

SA

12

97

Jake CONGDON

18

15:08.730

20.496

00:51.761

17

E/LIONS,

OAK

MKC, TUKE

VIC

13

6

Adam PASEK

18

15:09.316

21.082

00:51.826

17

OAK

Nordic Elevators

VIC

14

73

Harrison CARR

18

15:12.118

23.884

00:52.004

17

GEEL

JDE Professional

VIC

15

59

Cameron MCLEAN

18

15:12.935

24.701

00:52.343

17

E/LIONS, OAK

Australian Excavations

VIC

16

10

James BARNES

18

15:16.639

28.405

00:52.209

18

OAK

 

VIC

17

21

Benjamin MOURITZ

18

15:18.303

30.069

00:51.081

18

OAK

 

VIC

18

53

Riley MEENS

18

15:22.741

34.507

00:51.730

17

OAK

 

VIC

19

7

Christian VIGGIANO

18

15:29.149

40.915

00:51.692

18

GIPP

Dynamic Powder Coaters

VIC

20

83

Cooper HUDSON

18

15:30.707

42.473

00:51.928

18

E/LIONS

 

VIC

DNF

15

David HUEZO

2

1:03.032

 

00:55.324

2

OAK

Dad 🙂

VIC

DNF

18

Jack MARTIN

0

       

OAK

Ormiston Martin

VIC

DNF

86

Nicholas TREBILCOCK

0

       

ROCH

RKC

VIC

DNF

27

Cameron HUTCHISON

0

       

OAK

APH MOTORSPORT, SONIC, M&D

VIC

 

Full size original un-watermarked photos are available to purchase from Tim Francis (KA Pink Vest 11) via email at
Also be sure to checkout the other photographers who attended the meeting Coopers Photography and Pace Images for more awesome images from the race meeting.