2022 Tasmanian Statewide Series - Round 1

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors: Evo Stone , Joinery Products

18 Feb 2022

Podium Results

Cadet 9

1st - Ayden McCullagh
2nd - Cruz Kelly
3rd - Harry Warmsley

Cadet 12

1st - Eli Davey
2nd - Lucas Furphy
3rd - Elenah Rankin

KA4 Junior Light

1st - Harry Bresnehan
2nd - Harrison Duske
3rd - Mitchell Conroy

KA4 Junior Heavy

1st - Denzil Sargent
2nd - Jaiden Marshall
3rd - Cameron Jeffrey

KA4 Masters

1st - Malcolm Watson
2nd - Ken Jones
3rd - James Bresnehan

TaG 125 Restricted Light

1st - Nigel Hildyard
2nd - Joel Clements
3rd - Henry Pears

TaG 125 Restricted Medium

1st - Anthony McCullagh
2nd - Shane Stonehouse
3rd - Troy Sheahen

KA3 Senior Light

1st - Fletcher Bellars
2nd - Toby Callow
3rd - Gemma Wyllie

KA3 Senior Medium

1st - Nathan Zuj
2nd - Brodie Sward
3rd - Troy Stone

Best Presented Kart

Cadet - Lucas Furphy
Junior - Jaiden Marshall
Senior - Shane Stonehouse

True Grit

Cadet - Makenzie Leonard
Junior - Emilie Williams
Senior - Jonathon Harris

Hard Charger

Cadet - Jack Kalbfell (+10)
Junior - Cambell Adams (+12)
Senior - Ethan Wyllie (+10)

Driver of the Round

Cadet - Eli Davey
Junior - Harry Bresnehan
Senior - Nigel Hildyard

The Launceston Kart Club hosted Round 1 of the Karting Tasmania Statewide Series over the weekend with the event backing from EVO Stone & Joinery Products. Over 80 competitors from around the state convened at the Archerville Kartway to compete in the series which is in its first year back since 2019.

The first round proved to be ultra-competitive one with nineteen drivers taking wins over the two-day event as well as six new lap records being set!

Cruz Kelly dominated the Cadet 9 field winning three of the four races with the only stopping him being a loose chain in race 2 results in a DNF. The super consistent Ayden McCullagh won round 1 and leaves with a slender points lead over Kelly and Launceston’s Harry Warmsley.

Cadet 12 saw Hobarts Eli Davey show a clean pair of heels from race two onwards resulting in 224-point lead over Smithton Lucas Furphy, who also took out the Cadet best presented Kart and Elenah Rankin who won the race 1 winner.

In KA4 Junior Light Hobart’s Harry Bresnehan take three race wins which gives him a slender lead over Harrison Duske and Mitchell Conroy.

KA4 Junior Heavy showed some of the best racing seen over the weekend with three and four kart battles for the lead. Once the dust settled Denzil Sargent has a 15-point lead over Jaiden Marshall with Cameron Jeffrey a further 25 points back.

KA4 Masters which is for drivers over 40 sees two Launceston members at the top of the table in Malcolm Watson and Ken Jones. 200 points behind in third is James Bresnehan who was a last-minute entry to make sure that the class would get to race.

TaG 125 Restricted Light was dominated by Nigel Hildyard who was one of two drivers to take four from four wins. Nigel leads fellow Hobart natives Joel Clements and Henry Pears in second and third.

TaG 125 Restricted Medium was a three-horse race between Anthony McCullagh, Shane Stonehouse and Troy Sheahen with all three taking victories over the weekend. McCullagh leaves round 1 with a 53-point lead over Stonehouse and Sheahen who is a further 21 points behind.

KA3 Senior Light saw the biggest field of the weekend with 14 entrants. Wins were shared between Fletcher Bellars and Toby Callow with Bellars leaving round 1 with a 68 point lead over Callow with Gemma Wyllie in third.

KA3 Senior Medium on paper was a nice easy weekend for Launceston’s Nathan Zuj who qualified pole and won all 4 races but he didn’t have it all his own way with Riley Newick and Troy Stone leading races over the weekend. At the end of racing Zuj takes a 454-point lead over Brodie Sward closely followed by Stone, Hinds, Distill and Newick.

The Series continues in Smithton on March 4th and 5th.