Sunday saw Round 4 of the Castle Combe Junior Karting Championship take place. We had a good entry of 22 drivers, but the weather was pretty miserable with it raining on and off throughout the races keeping the track very wet.
George Taylor lined up on pole position for the final alongside Ben Frankcom. Leo Bell and Lakshdeep Kamboj lined up on row 2, with Championship leader Jake Holley in 5th and Bertie Thomas in 6th. Evie Poulain lined up 7th Jack Elliott completing the A Final grid in 8th.
George Taylor led into the first corner, but spun on the exit which also held up Ben Frankcom. This allowed Leo Bell through into the lead with Jake Holley moving up into 2nd place. Lakshdeep Kamboj came out of the first corner in 3rd, with Evie Poulain jumping up into 4th place with Jack Elliott in 5th.
Jake Holley pulled a great move to take the lead and build up a gap out in front to go on take a brilliant victory, his 2nd win in a row and he topped it off by taking the fastest lap as well, extending his championship lead. Leo Bell wasn’t able to hang on to Jake Holley, but came was able to pull away from the battle for 3rd to take a great 2nd place. Evie Poulain made her way into 3rd place and then pulled away from the rest of the field to take the final step on the podium. George Taylor had a great recovery after the first lap to recover to take 4th place, with Bertie Thomas (who was also held up on the first lap incident) coming back to 5th. Jack Elliott took 6th place, with Ben Frankcom in 7th. Lakshdeep was holding 6th place on the final lap until a mistake dropped him down to 8th.
Jamie Watson started the B Final from 2nd on the grid, took the lead on the first lap and opened up a big lead to take a dominant victory. Rhys Witty impressed on his debut in the championship to finish 2nd in the B Final.
Luke Green lined up on pole for the C Final and led initially before a spin dropped him down the order. Caspar Chadwick took full advantage of this, taking the lead and going on to take a great victory ahead of Oscar Isted, who worked his way up to 2nd from 6th on the grid.
The 5th round of the Championship takes place on Sunday 5th April! New drivers can come along in the morning to learn from our experienced instructors, to experience karting for the first time or learn racing skills to progress into our Junior Championship!