Success for Sam

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Sam McKenzie from Durris won the inaugural Gold Cup for cadets at the Fife circuit of Crail last month.

This was a two round championship (eight races) between Grampian Kart Club and East of Scotland Kart Club.

The youngster build on his success last week by winning the second round of the club championsips which doubled up as the NKRA (Scottish Region) to the Boyndie Drome.

From third on the grid Sam got the best start to lead at the end of the first lap in the Cadets race.

Jamie Fraser, in the only Comer powered kart, and Jordan Donaldson were in hot pursuit.

These three opened a gap on the field. Donaldson secured second on lap five. McKenzie took the victory ahead of Donaldson and Fraser. Reece Low maintained fourth through out and finished ahead of Michael MacPherson, Tushar Vivekanandan and Elliot McIntosh.

There was also success for Ballater driver Darren Patrick in the Senior Max race who finished second.

In the largest field of the day, there was lots of action in the early stages. From third on the grid Darren had the best start and led at the end of the first lap from Kris Manett, Bruce Buchan, Andrew Buchan, Graham Clark and Richard Johnston.

On the second tour Andrew Buchan and Richard Johnson collided and both retired.

Bruce Buchan and Clark moved through on Manett. On the fourth lap Bruce Buchan made his move into the lead which he held until the chequered flag. Darren was runner up by a second.

Clark held onto third and was two seconds in front of Gregg Simpson. Nial Kinghorn came home fifth ahead of Kris Manett.

Tony Strachan, who had came through from the back took seventh spot followed by top novice Mark Duthie.

Results: Cadets - 1st – Sam McKenzie (Durris); 2nd – Jordan Donaldson (Beith);

3rd – Jamie Fraser (Dailly). Senior Max - 1st – Bruce Buchan (Peterhead); 2nd – Darren Patrick (Ballater); 3rd – Graham Clark (Balbeggie).