VITESSE TAKE TOP NOVICE AT WHILTON MILL ROUND 3

The team were back at Whilton Mill Kart Club for Round 3 of the club championship and back with the usual trio in Inter-Max, Nathan Rond, Warwick Mylum and George Fountain.
 
Saturday practice was a mixed bag of weather conditions with bright sunshine, rain and hailstorms. Timed qualifying, with grid starting positions being determined by a drivers position in the championship, meant that the Vitesse trio were nearing the back of the grid. The time ticked down and the SODI boys missed their chance at an extra lap by 2 tenths, where everyone else improved. They crossed the line with Mylum P13, Rond in P17 and Fountain in P20.

Sunday warm up rolled around and with the rain coming down, Rond took a spin and when trying to recover his kart, was collected by another spinner and was left with an injured ankle. Determined not to miss another round, he pushed through to complete the day.

A messy start to Heat 1 meant that Fountain was left with a bumper penalty from the off, a solid race from him saw him cross the line in 15th on track and drop to 18th after penalty applied. Rond was caught in an unfortunate accident adding to his day of bad luck but pushed hard to round out the heat in 24th. Mylum kept himself steady and pushed forward to cross the line 11th.

It was wet tyres on a drying circuit for Heat 2. Mylum continued his solid performance and consistency crossing the line 9th. Rond had a challenging heat constantly changing positions, and a hard hit from behind sent him into another drive resulting in a bumper penalty, leaving him to finish the heat in 16th. Fountain was left down the order after an early spin, but recovered solidly. A bumper penalty sadly dropped him back down the order and he finished out the heat 13th.

The final rolled around and Mylum was the top finisher of the Vitesse team coming across the line in P11 when the flag came down after a strong effort to hold position, but then was hit with a bumper penalty and dropped to P15. Fountain was next across the line for the team taking the Top Novice accolade consecutively, and rounding out his weekend with a P17 finish. Rond stayed in the battle for position until the very last second, and showing improvement throughout the day, to cross the line in P18.

The team next go to Forest Edge Kart Club for round 4 of the championship and the Southern Championship plate.

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