Inkart Sandown Round 3 – 27th March

 

Mark Kearon lost out to a fast starting Daniel Godly, but Kearon used the pace he had shown in the heats to close back in on Godly and pass him to make it three wins from three in 2016.

Heat 1 Mark Kearon got the day’s racing underway, leading from pole with Arrun Saunders tucking in behind. George Watson jumped up into 3rd but lost out at turn 3 in an incident. Garrett Applin was promoted into 3rd and had Marques Riddell and Leigh Ebanks breathing down his neck as Kearon began to stretch his legs at the front. Riddell had slipped passed Applin to take 3rd and was eager to put some distance between himself and Applin who now had Ashley Jones crawling over the back of him. Turn 1 provided the best opportunity for Jones as he moved up into 4th. Applin was coming under increasing pressure from the line of karts behind, but was placing his kart well to keep them all behind. Kearon took the win ahead of Saunders by 3.891 seconds with Riddell coming home in 3rd ahead of Jones and Applin.

Heat 2 Donald Macauley held the lead through turn 1 as Allan Short was hung out to dry through the first few corners. Nick Brennand-Carter moved into 2nd with George Watson into 3rd at turn 3. This soon became 2nd on lap 2 through turns 1 and 2 with Watson now setting after Macauley with Arrun Saunders also giving chase. Mark Kearon had closed up to the back of Saunders at the same time that Watson got onto the rear bumper of Macauley. Watson immediately looked for a way past with Kearon doing the same, wishing to get through quickly as Ashley Jones was making in-roads into their lead from 5th place. Macauley kept Watson at bay and claimed the win in heat 2 with Watson having to settle for 2nd ahead of Saunders, Kearon and Jones.

Heat 3 Daniel Godly leapt away from pole as Ashley Jones moved ahead of Leigh Ebanks on the exit of turn 1. Marques Riddell had held onto 4th, but soon lost out to Donald Macauley and Andy Henley as Godly began to edge away at the front by a tenth to 2 tenths a lap. Jones was doing the same to Ebanks and Macauley behind him with Henley and Riddell getting in on the action for 3rd place. Macauley managed to break through and was off like a rocket, quickly reducing the gap to Jones in 2nd to sit right on his rear bumper and left Ebanks to continue to fight with Henley and Riddell. Godly was putting in some fastest laps to extend his lead as Macauley jumped Jones for 2nd and set his own fastest lap. Godly took the final heat win ahead of Macauley, Jones, Ebanks and Henley.

Final

Mark Kearon lost out to Daniel Godly as Godly went Kearon pulling away from Godly Kearon On A Winning Streak Inkart Round 3 – 27th March 2016 By Thomas McMurray around the outside at turn 1 to take the lead. It was short lived however as Godly ran wide out of the final corner and bogged down, losing the lead to Kearon into turn 1. Donald Macauley had held onto 3rd, but was dropping back from the leading pair with Ashley Jones and Arrun Saunders not far behind. Godly was keeping with Kearon at the front as Macauley lost more ground having made the same mistake as Godly and allowing Jones and Saunders to get onto the back of Macauley. Saunders passed Jones for 4th as Kearon gradually put some daylight between himself and Godly. Macauley picked up his pace to rebuild his lead over Saunders, but made the same mistake again on lap 10, allowing Saunders to close back up. Jones was dropping back in 5th with Leigh Ebanks and Garrett Applin looking to close in, but Applin was also coming under pressure from David Comber and Andy Henley. Kearon cruised across the line to keep his winning streak going ahead of Godly and Macauley on the podium with Saunders and Jones rounding out the top 5. Results A Final 1. Mark Kearon 2. Daniel Godly 3. Donald Macauley

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Marc Morley-Freer, born in Jersey and moved to the ‘mainland’ as a youngster. He now works in financial services as a Global Head of Private Clients. When not working he enjoys nothing more than spending time with his dogs and motor racing. #forcewindia

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