TaG 125 Masters Class – 2017 Victorian Kart Championship Round 4 at ELKC



TaG 125 Masters Class

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10 drivers were competing in the TAG 125 Masters class including current Australasian Kart Titles champion #24 Stephen Simpson. (pic by Tim Francis)

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Qualifying

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#4 Phil Smith (Go Kart Club of Victoria) set the pace during qualifying posting a time of 44.704 narrowly edging out local Eastern Lions driver #6 Steven Riddell by .070 of a second and #18 Vern Kranz (Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club) also within a tenth of pole in the TAG 125 Masters class. (pic by Tim Francis)

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Pos

Kart Driver

Diff

Best

Club

Sponsor

State

1

4

Phil SMITH

 

00:44.704

GKCV

Remo Racing / MKC

VIC

2

6

Steven RIDDELL

0.070

00:44.774

E/LIONS

Pulse Tuning & Silhouette

VIC

3

18

Vern KRANZ

0.099

00:44.803

OAK

MKC,BUXTON

VIC

4

54

Geoff WYHOON

0.153

00:44.857

GIPP

Geoff’s Communications

VIC

5

11

Robert BARNES

0.254

00:44.958

OAK

TBeez Bakery

VIC

6

20

Mark POOLE

0.548

00:45.252

ROCH

Rexel

VIC

7

55

Shaun FRANCIS

0.692

00:45.396

GKCV

 

VIC

8

24

Stephen SIMPSON

1.031

00:45.735

GKCV

NXGI / JSKC

VIC

9

42

Jamie MIDGELEY

1.220

00:45.924

GKCV

Corplex

VIC

10

33

Mick FISHER

1.399

00:46.103

OAK

Credit Card

VIC

 

Heat 1

 

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#6 Steven Riddell gets the early jump and gets out to lead #4 Phil Smith #54 Geoff Wyhoon, #18 Vern Kranz and the trailing pack in the early stages of heat 1. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#24 Stephen Simpson races with #55 Shaun Francis, #42 Jamie Midgeley and #33 Mick Fisher in the early stages of heat 1 with Fisher suffering a DNF on lap 9 while the rest of the 3 drivers had a great battle and all ended up within 1 second of each other at the line in heat 1 of TAG 125 Masters. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#54 Geoff Wyhoon (Gippsland Go-Kart Club) powers out of turn 1 during heat 1 of the TAG 125 Masters class and showed great driving all weekend going onto finish 3rd in heat 1 and 2 and finish 3rd in the final. (pic by Tim Francis)

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After qualifying 3rd #18 Vern Kranz (OAK) would go on to finish 4th in heat 1 of TAG 125 Masters. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#20 Mark Poole races with #11 Robert Barnes for 5th position during heat 1 of TAG 125 Masters. (pic by Tim Francis)

 

Heat 2

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#4 Phil Smith leads the TAG 125 Masters field out of turn 1 at the start of heat 2. (pic by Tim Francis)

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For most the weekend #4 Phil Smith and #6 Steven Riddell were having a great battle throughout all the heats of racing in the TAG 125 Masters class. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#54 Geoff Wyhoon powers out of turn 2 ahead of #18 Vern Kranz with Wyhoon taking 3rd in heat 2 and in the final, while Kranz would take 4th in heat 2, 3rd in heat 3 and 5th in the final. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#20 Mark Poole (Rochester Kart Club) heads down the main straight during heat 2 of TAG 125 Masters. (pic by Tim Francis)

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After qualifying 9th #55 Jamie Midgeley (GKCV) put in a good drive in the final to come through to finish 6th. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#4 Phil Smith, #6 Steven Riddell and #54 Geoff Wyhoon have a great battle for the lead during heat 2 of TAG Masters. (pic by Tim Francis)

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After qualifying 8th #24 Stephen Simpson put in a great drive in the final to come through to finish just off the podium in 4th in the TAG 125 Masters class. (pic by Tim Francis)

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#6 Steven Riddell with #54 Geoff Wyhoon on his tail, with Riddell going on to take 2nd position in the final and Wyhoon finishing on the last step on the podium in 3rd. (pic by Tim Francis)

 

Final

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#4 Phil Smith (Go-Kart Club of Victoria) qualified on pole and won all 3 heats and took out the 18 lap final victory in the TAG 125 Masters class by just .307 seconds from #6 Steven Riddell (ELKC) with both having a great battle throughout the weekends racing with #54 Geoff Wyhoon 3rd. (pic by Tim Francis)

 

Final Video Highlights

 

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Presentations for the top 3 placegetters in the TAG 125 Masters class from Round 1 of the Victorian Kart Championship at the Eastern Lions Kart Club on the 7th, 8th and 9th of April.
1st #4 Phil Smith (GKCV, Remo Racing / MKC)
2nd #6 Steven Riddell (ELIONS, Pulse Tuning & Silhouette)
3rd #54 Geoff Wyhoon (Gipp, Geoff’s Communications)

Random Tyre Draw
The lucky random draw tyre winner for this class was Stephen Simpson!

 

Presentation Video

 

Final results

Pos

Kart

Driver

Laps

Total

Diff

Best

In Lap

Club

Sponosr

State

1

4

Phil SMITH

18

12:57.179

 

00:45.424

9

GKCV

Remo Racing / MKC

VIC

2

6

Steven RIDDELL

18

12:57.486

0.307

00:45.395

16

E/LIONS

Pulse Tuning & Silhouette

VIC

3

54

Geoff WYHOON

18

13:04.184

7.005

00:45.700

12

GIPP

Geoff’s Communications

VIC

4

24

Stephen SIMPSON

18

13:11.877

14.698

00:45.907

12

GKCV

NXGI / JSKC

VIC

5

18

Vern KRANZ

18

13:12.253

15.074

00:45.854

15

OAK

MKC,BUXTON

VIC

6

42

Jamie MIDGELEY

18

13:16.491

19.312

00:46.027

4

GKCV

Corplex

VIC

7

20

Mark POOLE

18

13:16.878

19.699

00:46.113

7

ROCH

Rexel

VIC

8

11

Robert BARNES

18

13:22.078

14.899

00:45.750

16

OAK

TBeez Bakery

VIC

9

55

Shaun FRANCIS

18

13:33.593

36.414

00:46.766

9

GKCV

 

VIC

DNF

33

Mick FISHER

0

       

OAK

Credit Card

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.