Sam’s super show seals title triumph

Sam Russell.   2012 WDKRC 90cc Grass Champion
Sam Russell. 2012 WDKRC 90cc Grass Champion

Sam Russell clinched the 90cc championship at the Wisbech Kart Racing Club’s final grass meeting of the season.

The class was tight at the top of the table as the day started with 12 competitors. Marshland St James schoolboy Russell had led the way for most of the season, but it was only a small lead over second placed Walton Highway’s Henry Laws, a more experienced driver.

On the day however a truly outstanding performance by Russell, only dropping one heat to Laws, clinched the title. Russell was also named the Junior Of The Day. Third place in the championship went to Chatteris’s Jake Osbourne.

Harry Hensby was another local driver producing a good performance in the to 125 4 stroke Juniors. The March youngster took fourth place in the championship after sneaking three second places, March’s Maddie Williams took third place in the 70cc class behind Alex Ward.

The 125 4 stroke Seniors saw George Carter of Emneth, put in a very strong performance to win on the day, and to also secure his finishing place at the top of the table for the season. Second place went to James Flowers and Kevin Jackson was third.

The 250cc 4 strokes was settled by James Fisher’s four wins against Luke Manders’ one on the day. Third was Kart 77 Karl Fisher, who misses out on a third place title finish to Kart 40 Ben Jackson.

Ian Laws of Walton Highway had already clinched the 250cc Open Class before the final day and Sam Harrison of Manea took second place ahead of Lee Traynor after the two finsihed on 59 points on the day. Laws was also named the 2012 WDKRC Grass Champion.

The 125 2 stroke class went to Steven Gardner with Matthew Gardner and Darius Skuja in second and third places.

WDKRC are now preparing for the start of the ‘Winter Series’ which will be held at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena and starts on Sunday, December 16.