Sam in top form

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Durris driver Sam McKenzie picked up a dramatic win in the Prokarts race at Grampian Kart Club’s Boyndie Drome Circuit on Sunday.

A beautiful Autumn day greeted the large entry of drivers for the final round of the Boyndie Drome Open Challenge.

The entry of twenty six drivers in the Prokarts event meant there had to be A and B finals with the first two finishers in the B race being awarded the final two grid positions in the A final.

Dario Palma got the best start with the hard charging John Simpson close on this bumper.

By the end of the first lap Simpson was in front and pushing hard. Giving the thumbs up at half distance disaster occurred when he was coasting as the result of a snapped chain.

Meanwhile Ken Langley had got through to second and inherited the lead, which he held to take the chequered flag.

Dario Palma drove well to take second. Nicola Ewart came third ahead of Scott Farquhar, Alan McKenzie, and twice spinning Andrew Wisely.

The A final started with the two youngsters on the second row pushing their way through with Jack Simpson leading from Sam McKenzie.

Adrian Brodie recovered to take third from Lewis Grant on the second lap. Mark Wyness moved to fifth from veteran Roy Wilson.

Simpson and McKenzie began to squabble allowing Brodie to close. At the final corner of the race McKenzie lunged to the inside of Simpson and clashed slowing dramatically.

Brodie hit the back of McKenzie giving him the momentum to lead the charge to the chequered flag followed by Simpson and the former.

Mark Wyness had caught Grant but he held his nerve to take fourth with the former fifth. Wilson came home ahead of Richard Wyness for sixth. Following the first corner spin Chris Walker finished eighth.

Emma Tomlinson presented the trophies in the clubhouse after the meeting.

The Final meeting of the year at Grampian Kart Club will be on Sunday 6th November.

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