Deeside duo take the chequered flag

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Heavy rain in the morning caused a delay to the start of the fourth round of Grampian Kart Club’s Boyndie Challenge in Banff on Sunday as water had to be cleared from the circuit before racing got underway.

There was success for two Deeside drivers with Peterculter’s Lewis Moir winning the Junior Max race and Lewis Grant from Drumoak recording his first victory in the Prokarts race.

Junior Max:

Lewis Moir charged off the line and led but dropped a rear wheel off the tarmac at the exit of Shirlaw’s. However Moir held his line.

Andy Webb was on Moir’s bumper and made several challenges, but the latter held on to take his first victory.

Webb came home a close second. Emma Manson came third ahead of Deborah Ogilvie.

Prokarts:

Poleman, Chris Walker, got the Prokart off the line in the wet conditions ahead Adrian Brodie, Mark Wyness and Lewis Grant.

Grant had moved to second on lap two with Brodie dropping to fourth.

Grant started to close on Walker at the start of lap six got on the inside at gate corner to take the lead and he went on to take the chequered flag and record his first victory.

Paul Heyhoe gained fourth on lap six. Walker spun on lap seven at gate corner which allowed Wyness and Heyhoe through to second and third respectively.

With Heyhoe beginning to close on Wyness the chequered flag came to soon for the former.

Walker finished fourth ahead of Brodie, Oliver Waind and David Nicolson.

Gavin Sutherland presented the trophies in the clubhouse after the meeting and praised the drivers for coping with some of the most difficult conditions seen at Boyndie circuit.

The next meeting at Grampian Kart Club will be on Sunday 11th September.

This will be the final round of the Scottish Super Series.

Grampian Kart Club’s open day is on 28th August from 10:00 am.

For more information about the open day visit the GKC website at www.grampiankartclub.com