Two Out of Two for Yorkie in LGM Junior X30

May 9, 2016
Kimbolton, UK
Dry / Sunny

Oliver York continued his unbeaten streak at the head of the Junior X30 standings in the LGM X30 UK Tour after taking victory at Kimbolton.

Kimbolton hosted the second round of the Little Green Man Series and the X30 UK Tour. Coles Racing entered Oliver York and Tyler Chesterton in Junior X30, whilst Scott Mackrell was the sole entrant in X30 Senior.

Over 60 entrants in both classes, requiring C and B Finals meant for a busy meeting with the random grid format being used rather than timed qualifying.

York made great progress in his heats, landing strong finishes of 5th, 9th and a 1st, leading his teammate home in a Coles 1-2,  which was enough to give him 2nd on the grid for the Final, tied on points with the pole sitter.

Chesterton charged through the opening heat, gaining 23 places as he took a strong 9th, followed up by an 11th and a 2nd in the remaining heats to end up 6th on the grid for the final.

York immediately took the lead in the Final after a great start, from which he led every lap and was never headed. York crossed the line to win by a scant 0.1s from his pursuers as he completed back to back LGM X30 Tour Final wins to further cement himself as the one to beat.

Chesterton sadly didn't get the rub of luck for the final. A rough start saw him dropped down the order to 24th position after some serious contact on the opening lap. After pushing back up the order, once again he was embroiled in contact, this contact sadly saw Chesterton become a victim of the front fairing infringement, meaning a 10 second penalty and an unfortunate end to his promising day.

Scott Mackrell showed great pace from the off! Taking 3rd position in the opening heat, aswell as taking fastest lap on the way. Heat 2 saw him make great progress through the pack, gaining 10 places from his starting slot to finish 17th ath the chequer. His final heat was more frustrating, starting from 12th in the tight pack made for hard progress as he finished the race where he started.

These positions gave Mackrell 10th on the grid for the Final. Mackrell maintained his position as a large train of karts from 4th position back to 11th formed. Mackrell managed to work his way into 7th position, before getting punted off on lap 13, dropping him to the back of the pack into 26th position.

A mixed day overall for the three drivers, with both Chesterton and Mackrell not getting the bit of luck their paced deserved! Oliver York however has remained imperious in Junior X30, and will be looking to carry this form on further into the next round at Glan-Y-Gors on the 11th and 12th June.

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