2016 kicked off at PF International for the Coles Racing Team, fielding drivers in all the Rotax and X30 Classes for the TVKC Winter Series.
With a fresh Rotax Mini Max line up for 2016, Coles Racing have got off to a flying start, winning all 3 of the opening races they have competed in with all of their new additions sharing the top step!
This time it was our latest edition, Jonny Edgar in his first ever Mini Max!
Jonny took little time to acclimatise himself to the class, immediately taking the field by storm to win the Grand Final by over 6 seconds! Jonny further compounded his pace with setting fastest lap.
Jonny has showed great maturity in taking on this new challenge with a new class and a new team having only sat in a Mini Max on the Friday of the race meeting.
Clayton Ravenscroft finished in a strong 6th place demonstrating once again why he will be one to watch this season, after featuring at the front throughout the day.
Ben Burgees continued to impress in his first outing at PFI in Mini Max, finishing 8th in the Pre-Final and 9th in the Grand Final to complete a very successful weekend for the Minimax team, in tricky wet conditions!
In Junior Max Adam Smalley picked up another trophy. Adam again was at the top of the timesheets all weekend, solidifying this pace by finishing in a strong 3rd place in the Final.
Tyler Chesterton returned to Junior Max for only his second race in the class, showing strong pace to follow up Smalley's result with a solid 7th place.
Senior Max saw Josh White return to the class after 4 months out. Unfazed and as sharp as ever, Josh took a very convincing win in the Grand Final driving superbly all weekend in both wet and dry conditions, setting himself up nicely to head to Spain next week for the Rotax Winter Cup.
Tom Croydon finished in a respectable 6th place after a performing well all weekend, taking P3 in the Pre-Final. Stephanie Le Vesconte continued her impressive form, driving all the way from the back on the field to finish in 7th place, both drivers will be joining Josh at the Rotax Winter Cup with high spirits.
In Junior X30 the odds were against Oliver York as a spark plug failure in Timed Qualifying meant he wasn't able to set a timed lap. Oliver faught through from the back on the field in the second Pre-Final, to finish in 9th position. Oliver started the grand final in 18th position, storming through to finish 2nd and setting fastest lap, narrowly missing the win!
X30 Senior saw Scott Mackrell continue his impressive form from the end of 2015, taking a comfortable win in Pre-Final B, which was followed up with 2nd place in the Final.
A podium in every class entered was a fantastic start to the season for Coles Racing.
Now onto the Rotax Winter Cup, where we hope to continue the momentum.