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Club 2000 | Round 4 | 2 April 2022

On the most part, it was a dry round despite the random bursts of hail throughout the day. It made for good racing though, with some being caught out when the track did become slightly damp.

Honda Cadet

Teddie Cooper (79) & Nathan Gange (89)

For the second time this year, Nathan Gange (89) joined us, drove really well and took away a big chunk of points. However, he couldn't quite take any away from Teddie Cooper (79), though, who scored maximum points for the 4th round in a row in a creative crayon-coloured kart. Every round, we've seen Lucien Smith (43) and Theo Hamilton's (30) pace improving - this round was no exception as the pair drove really well and at a true racing standard. Teddie (79) set the fastest lap - a 46.294 in heat 2.

Heat 1

Theo Hamilton (30) had a great getaway from the lights and passed George Phillips (44) coming up to Senna. Coming around the corner, Herbie Wiggins (58) had a spin which dropped him behind Archie Buchanan (5). After the first lap, Theo (30) was in 4th. George (44) was feeling pressure from Alfie Rich (27) while he had to find a way past Theo (30). It was really close between the three. After a while, Alfie (27) managed to get a good run out of the Esses and passed George (44) on the run down to Paddock. A lap later, Alfie (27) pulled off a nice switch-back around the Esses and took 4th. Theo (30) began defending well from George (44) and he kept 5th for the remainder of the heat.

Heat 2

Again, it was another great launch for Theo (30) but Alfie (27) held him off nicely into Senna. Just like the first heat, George (44) was pressuring Theo (30). Just ahead, Alfie (27) was right behind Lucien Smith (43) and waiting to make a move too. Theo (30) and Lucien (30) defended well from their attackers and kept their positions until the end.

Heat 3

Yet again, a cracking start for Theo (30) but this time, he managed to pass Alfie (27). Harlie Cooper (82) had a great start too, and passed George (44) and Ethan Okoro (34) by the end of the first lap. On the second lap, Alfie (27) re-took 4th from Theo (30). Ethan (34) and George (44) begun a great battle - The pair fought side-by-side from Senna, around 180 and up to the Esses where Ethan (34) managed to stay ahead. Coming out of the last corner, Ethan (34) got a great run and passed Harlie (82) across the line for 6th. At this point, George (44) began pressuring Harlie (82). George (44) was looking desperate to pass but Harlie (82) defended well and kept his position.


Coming through Senna, Herbie (58) had a spin and dropped behind Archie (5). Harlie (82) had a good start and passed George (44) and Ethan (44) by the end of the first lap. Towards the front, Alfie (27) almost immediately began pressuring Lucien (43), especially into Senna. Ethan (34) was also piling on the pressure but onto George (44). After a few laps, Ethan (34) made a good move onto George (44) into Senna as he was trying to find a way past a well-defending Harlie (82). A lap later, Ethan (34) passed Harlie (82) too and took 6th. Another couple of laps later, coming out of Paddock, Harlie (82) ran a bit wide. George (44) was right behind so he pulled alongside, powered away and took 7th. With an unfortunate technical exclusion for Lucien (43), everybody behind him was promoted a place.

1st – Teddie Cooper (79)

2nd – Nathan Gange (89)

3rd – Alfie Rich (27)

4th – Theo Hamilton (30)

5th – Ethan Okoro (34)

Clubman Results

In the Honda Cadet class, any driver who has never finished within the top 5 in a final participates in the Clubman class. Trophies are awarded to the highest finishing drivers within this class alongside their Honda Cadet results.

1st – Theo Hamilton (30)

2nd – Ethan Okoro (34)

3rd – George Phillips (44)

4th - Harlie Cooper (82)


Will Rogers (53)

It's starting to look like Alex (7) and Will (53) are avoiding each-other as, this time, Will (53) raced on his own with the other Junior 2-strokes. The only bit of bad luck he had throughout the day was in the final when he bogged down a bit coming out of Senna. The issue cleared, though, and he returned to his usual pace. Overall, he did well and was a bit quicker than his last time out in the dry - setting a 44.477 in the final.

Junior Rotax

It was an interesting day for these drivers with tensions rising between some. Matthew Copsey (97) looked much more formidable this round as he gave Jenson Weston (34) a tough challenge. Seamus Cox (79) had a great round and stayed near the front of the pack for the entire day - very consistent, clean driving. It's hard not to mention the tough day Elliot Reed-hughes (95) had, not managing to finish a race throughout the whole day. Matthew (97) set the fastest lap and broke the lap record - a rapid 40.427s in the first heat.

Heat 1

Sam Cooper (44) had a bit of a slow getaway on the start and fell behind Elliot Reed-hughes (95) and Jenson Weston (34). For the right-hander exit, Jenson Weston (34) moved up the inside of Elliot (95), tapped him around and picked up a B/W warning. After being underweight in qualifying, Euan Richards (29) was at the back of the pack but had a good first lap - passing 4 drivers to take 8th. Elliot (95) started making a good comeback, passing a couple of drivers within the next 2 laps. Jason Ducis (16) was the next driver ahead of Elliot (95) but he was determined not to lose out to him. After weaving along the straight to block Elliot (95), he was shown a B/W warning. Elliot (95) seemed frustrated and had some contact with Jason (16), giving him a B/W too. Shortly after, Elliot (95) retired from the race.

Heat 2

After starting at the back due to his retirement, Elliot (95) had a good first lap and passed 4 drivers for 8th. Jenson (34) had some good pace on the start too, pulling ahead of Seamus Cox (79) and then passing Matthew Copsey (97) for the lead into the Esses. After a lap of pressuring Jason (16), Elliot (95) found a way past but, coming into Senna, he spun onto the grass and retired from the race. At this point, it started sleeting and the lap-times started tumbling. Coming around the Esses, Sam (44) was caught out by the conditions and ran off into the tyres. Anthony Ward (33), a couple of positions back, followed and went into the tyres too. The battenberg flag came out and both drivers were checked and brought off. The racing continued on the last lap however, nobody managed to make a move.

Heat 3

Coming into the first corner, Euan (29) and Elliot (95) drove straight on and parked on the grass. Euan (29) seemed to have a throttle issue but I'm unsure about Elliot (95). The pair unfortunately retired. After passing Adam White (13) on the first lap, Liam Phillips (3) was in 5th and Sam (44) had passed a couple of drivers and took 7th. Coming around Paddock, Anthony (33) had an unfortunate spin and dropped to the back. Meanwhile, Seamus (79) passed Matthew (97) for second and began defending well. Matthew (97) was keen to get past and on lap 7, he made a move to his inside into Senna but passed with contact - giving him a B/W warning. Sam (44) was pressuring Liam (3) hard but by the end of the race, he couldn't find a way past his defence.


Matthew (97) managed to keep his lead around the first lap despite the pressure from Jenson (34). Seamus (79) wasn't able to hold onto his position, though, as Jason (16) passed him on the first lap for 3rd. On the second lap, Elliot's (95) day went from bad to worse as he went off onto the grass on Senna and retired from the race having not reached a chequered flag all day. After passing Euan (29) on the first lap, Liam (3) was behind Adam (13) and began pressuring him. Some laps later, nothing come of it and Euan (29) found a way past Liam (3) and retook 7th. Matthew (97) was quick, managed to pull a gap on Jenson (34) then cruise it home to win.

1st – Matthew Copsey (97)

2nd – Jenson Weston (34)

3rd – Jason Ducis (16)

4th – Seamus Cox (79)

5th – Sam Cooper (44)

Junior TKM

William Briant (97)

William Briant (97) was the only Junior TKM this round and he did really well. He suffered a similar fate to, Minimax driver, Will Rogers (53), bogging down during heat 2. Unfortunately he couldn't manage to clear the issue and he had to retire from the race. Despite this, I'd say he a had a good day overall. In heat 3, he set a 42.364.

Junior Prokart