Boyndie Drome roared into life as Grampian Kart Club hosted a well attended first round of the Boyndie Drome Open Challenge on Sunday 19 March. An overcast sky greeted drivers to the circuit but a dry track ensured some fast and extremely close racing as drivers aimed to get their 2016 campaign off to a flying start.
In Honda Cadets (8-13years) pole man Jonathan Edwards held the lead on the opening lap from a fast starting Logan Mann who made two places off the start with Ben Burnett, Jake MacKay and Leon Henderson hot on their heels. Edwards held the lead to take victory whilst a hard thought race took place behind with a fast charging MacKay coming through from fifth to finish second followed by Ben Burnett, Leon Henderson, Logan Mann and Connor Duncan rounding out the top six.
1st - Jonathan Edwards
2nd - Jake MacKay
3rd - Ben Burnett
Next up were the Mini Max (11-15years) with pole man Ben Macleod taking a lights to flag victory, Hamish Ross made the jump on Craig Mann at the start but Mann regained the position on lap two to finish second followed by Ross, Keirran Glenn and Craig Blake.Mini Max
1st - Ben Macleod
2nd - Craig Mann
3rd - Hamish Ross
The ever popular arrive and drive prokart class once again so some close racing with Craig Philip and Andrew Cruickshank promoted to the A final for finishing one-two in the B final. Fraz Huntly jumped pole sitter Chloe Scott to take victory with a fast charging Michael Ogilvie who came through from fifth on the grid to take second followed by Chris Walker, Adrian Brodie, Dominic Lund and David Ross rounding out the top six.
1st - Fraz Huntly
2nd - Michael Ogilvie
3rd - Chris Walker
Senior Max (16+) concluded the days racing with Liam Ross getting the jump on pole sitter Keiran Smart. Ross and Smart swapped positions multiple times during the opening laps with David Eason and Gary Bird joining the battle. Keiran Smart would take victory followed by David Eason, Liam Ross, Gary Bird, Cameron McPhee and Chloe Scott rounding out the top six after charging up the pack from fourteenth.
1st - Keiran Smart
2nd - David Eason
3rd - Liam Ross
Championship standing can be found here
Next race meeting takes place on Sunday 10th April
Chairman, Mike Mann presented trophies in clubhouse after the meeting.