Yorkie Takes Dominant Clean Sweep at PFI LGM

April 4, 2016
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Oliver York dominated the weekend in the opening round of the Little Green Man X30 UK Tour at PF International! After taking pole position, He was never headed throughout the rest of the weekend.

The opening round of the Little Green Man, IAME X30 Tour took place at PF International on the same weekend as the opening Rotax Euro Challenge event at Genk.

Oliver York was immediately on it straight out of the blocks in Junior X30, taking the fastest time out of the 82 entered drivers by 0.14s!

York would start the first Pre-Final from the head of the pack. Right from the off, York established his dominance by resisting all the pressure from behind, taking a lights to flag victory by just 0.2s at the finish.

This result gave York pole position for the Final. After briefly being deposed for the lead on lap two, York swiftly took it back from his rival and held the gap too the battling pack behind.

York was never quite far away enough too break the slipstream, but York held on to complete a clean sweep at the opening round of the championship with a dominant performance.

York takes away a maximum points haul from the opening round as he takes an early championship lead forward to the rest of the year.

Scott Mackrell was also a sole representative for Coles Racing in the X30 Senior Class. Again Scott would be racing on a grid of over 80 drivers, with both X30 categories managing over 160 entries in total, it was never going to be an easy ride which such a large range of talent in attendance.

Scott rose to the challenge by taking the 7th fastest time in his group, making him 19th overall as the two previous groups made the most of better conditions in their qualifying sessions.

Scott made a great start from 7th in the Pre-Final taking 5th early on. As the race drew on and the battle intensified, Scott found himself back in 7th position at the flag after a hard faught affair.

This meant Scott would start the Final from 20th on the grid. After surviving the early lap melee, Scott got his head down to make his way through the quality pack of drivers. Picking them off at a steady rate saw Scott finish the 14 lap final in 13th position. However a fair few drivers infront had fallen foul of the nosecone infringement rules, these promoted Scott into 8th overall when the final classification was published.

Overall a very strong showing from both drivers in massive grids which bodes well for the rest of the LGM UK X30 Tour.

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