All Torque dominate in North Wales
Some great racing and some happy smiling faces on the podium.
With the morning rain having dissipated, the track was mostly dry by the time the afternoon races started. It was all very close for the first race of the day with the midfield all bunched up. All Torque 1 managed to break away from the pack and stroll off into the lead. Behind them, Forza were in a battle with Jonathan McLeod Racing for second and third place. With a few other class 1 teams in the mix it was hard to keep track but these three managed to break clear of the chasing pack. The Willy Wonkas came home fourth ahead of All Torque 2, TBD and the Prancing Donkeys who were docked two places for exceeding track limits.
Jonathan McLeod Racing lined up on pole for race two but it was the rapid Mobile Chicane from grid five who made the best start and swept into the lead. Guest driver Pat Nichols was absolutely flying and was battling hard with some class 1 teams for most of the race. Despite a scary moment when class 1 team Maxx MPH Racing lunged him in an epic display of banditry, he nevertheless continued up front to a convincing class victory.
Behind the winners, the Willy Wonkas were also having a competitive race and came home second. These two had managed to break away from the rest of the field. Prancing Donkeys came home third with race 1 winners All Torque 1 just missing out on a top three finish. TBD were next up ahead of the pole sitters who fell backwards and could only manage sixth and nineteenth overall.
Prancing Donkeys and TBD were the highest placed teams on the grid for the third heat but a bit of early race carnage saw a number of karts in trouble. Sadly these two would wind up at the back. The Prancing Donkeys were also handed a penalty for jumping the start. Another team starting high up was All Torque 1 who managed to stay out of trouble and pulled away from the rest of the class team teams. Behind them the rest of the karts started to spread out with few battles going on for class position.
It ended up being an extremely easy win for All Torque 1. They finished well over twenty seconds ahead of Forza, who once again scored a great result. All Torque 2 were a few seconds further back in third.
The Willy Wonkas started on pole but their lead was short-lived. An off at the start saw them end the first lap at the back of the pack. It was once again All Torque 1 from grid eight who made the most of it and took an early lead. They were chased a lot harder by their rivals this time. Mobile Chicane provided the biggest challenge but they got held up in an intense mid-field battle and lost a lot of ground. Behind them TBD and Prancing Donkeys were again embroiled in a close battle. They managed to edge out a gap to All Torque 2 and Forza.
As the race progressed, the leaders began gradually opening up a comfortable gap to the rest and once again crossed the line as victors. After an intense battle, TBD managed to hold on to second from the Prancing Donkeys.
With three wins, it was no surprise to see All Torque 1 announced as the overall winners. A few up and down races for many of their rivals meant the rest of the positions were up in the air. Ultimately, Mobile Chicane’s win, second and fourth was good enough for second. Two second places and a sixth was good enough to see Forza take third overall. A great result.