|What||Western Province Karting Round 4 Report|
|Where||Killarney Kart Track, Cape Town|
|When||Saturday 15 June 2019|
|Community||Cape Town, Western Province.|
Multiple winners on a busy Max race day
The Killarney Kart Track delivered a bumper day of midwinter racing as a few upcountry classes joined the fourth round of Western Province Rotax Max championships to deliver close racing and multiple winners in most classes.
Dino Stermin took the opening DD2 race from Jason Coetzee, Sebastian Boyd, Jonathan Thomas and Jarryd Evans as Conor Hughes took Masters honours from Roy Gruer, Marco Viegas and Ernst Viljoen, with the same top four in race 2 ahead of Masters winner Gruer, Hughes, Viegas and Viljoen. Coetzee then put one over Stermin, Boyd and Thomas as Gruer again beat Hughes, Viegas and Andre Steenkamp in Masters to see Stermin take the day overall from Coetzee and Boyd as Gruer took the Masters day from Hughes and Viegas.
Simon Simpson-Heath won the opening Senior Max race from Kai van Zijl and Charl Visser, before Visser bounced back to take race 2 from van Zijl and Simpson-Heath. Van Zijl then took his chance to win the final from Visser and Simpson-Heath, as van Zyl took the day in from Visser and Simpson-Heath, with Storm Lanfear taking fourth, Reece Oellermann and Andrew Thomas sixth in all three races.
Tate Bishop took all three under-15 Junior Max races from Troy Dolinschek, with Storm Lanfear third from Luca Wehrli, Kyle and Andre Le Riche in the opening race. Wehrli ended third in the second race ahead of the recovering Kyle Visser, Kyle and Andre Le Riche, while Visser was third behind Bishop and Dolinschek in the Final as Lanfear bounced back to fourth ahead of Wehrli and Kyle Le Riche. Bishop took the day from Dolinschek.
Under 13 Mini Max saw Ethan Stier take the opening race from Jason Macbeath, Mikhail Fernandez, Valentino Hoffman, Paul Malcolm and Mischa Williams before Race 2 delivered the same top four while Williams and Malcolm swapped fifth and sixth. Macbath then beat Stier, Fernandez Hoffman, Williams and Malcolm to the final win, but that was not enough to stop Stier from taking the day from Macbeath and Fernandez.
Reza Levy dominated under-11 Micro Max with three wins on the trot from Reese Koorzen, Joshua Smit and the three Ethans, Lennon, Deacon and Stier, with the second race delivering an identical result, but Ethan Deacon beat Ethan Lennon to fourth in the final, while the overall result reflected the first two race positions.
Rayan Karriem took all three baby Bambino races, from Jordon Wadeley, Luan Mostert, Kai van Rensburg, Nikolas Louw and Rebecca Wadeley in race 1, while Mostert beat Wadeley to second in race 2 with the rest in the same order as race 1. Wadley then got back on Mostert in the final, while impressive newcomer Riley Stier ended sixth. Karriem took overall honours from Wadely and Mostert.
A few Rok OKJ entries joined the local Clubmans class, as Jarred Waberski beat Tate Bishop and Josh le Roux among the interlopers in race 1, while Johan Hamman took Clubmans from Jared and Michael Jordan. Local lad Bishop beat Waberski and le Roux in race 2 as Jared Jordan took Clubmans from Gary Lenon and Michael Jordan, before Bishop took the final from le Roux and Waberski and Lennon took the Clubmans from Jared Jordan and Hamman.
Three Mini Rok races saw Gauteng lads Nik Roos take all three wins over Jayde Goosen and Joaquin de Oliveira in the opening race before, from KC Ensor Smith and Mika Abrahams in race 2 and from de Oliveira and Lucas Royston in the final. Luan Mostet took the first Kid Rok race before Reese Koorzen took the second from Mostert and Luke Hill before Hill put one over Mostert and Koorzeen as Mostert took the day.
The fifth round of the Western Province karting championships go down at Killarney at the end of July, although most local racers can be expected to make their way to the 2019 Rotax Max African Open in Vereeniging on 6 July with the opportunity to win a seat in the 2019 Rotax Max Grand Finals at Sarno in Italy in October.
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