The PKC raced indoors for the first time this season yesterday at West Wales Karting for Round 2 of the season.
Congratulations to Adam Jones (New Hedges) who cruised to victory in the lightweight category after being unable to attend the opening round last month. Adam was in control throughout the event and was able to secure the overall win from Sam Joseph (Swansea) who put his struggles from Round 1 behind him to finish a strong second. 2015 Lightweight Champion Dan Thomas (Templeton), who also missed round 1 initially struggled for pace before finding his groove and dominating the feature race to allow him to finish third overall. Round 1 protagonists Stuart Davis (Milford Haven) and Sam Dolbear (Sageston) remain very much in the title hunt with some very competitive drives during the event.
In the Heavyweight category, congratulations are extended to Michael Davies (Carmarthen) who triumphed after a poor start to the season. Michael kept a cool head and drove a calculated yet quick event to finish first overall. Newcomer Rich Hooper (Llandybie) drove consistently and quickly and was rewarded with second place ahead of Gareth Lewis (Pembroke) who returned to the PKC after a six year absence. Despite being a little rusty, Gareth was quick off the mark and raced hard with the more seasoned regular drivers where his hard work and talent paid off with third overall.
Driver of the day awards go to Brian Newton (Llanybri) for best over 40's driver, Melany Howell (Deface Felindre) for best female and Rich Hooper for best rookie.
After a few disappointing events last year, Adam Jones was determined to showcase his talent and in addition to his race win, also set the quickest lap in the Fastest Lap Challenge.
Organisers would once again like to thank all competitors and spectators who attended the event along with all the staff at West Wales Karting who looked after everyone during the night.
The focus now shifts to Round 3 at Carew Karting on May 29.
As always please let us know in plenty of time if you can attend, or if you wish to register to take part, please visit www.pembrokeshirekarting.co.uk
The 2016 PKC roared into action this afternoon with 23 drivers taking to the track to test their abilities and race to the limit. The event saw the introduction of an improved format that provides racers with more races and a fairer qualifying system.
The racing was often too close to call with the standard of driving incredibly high, despite there being a mixture of both experienced and rookie competitors sharing the track.
Driver of the day awards go to David Burger (Whitland) for being the best Rookie, Brian Newton (Llanybri) for being the best Over 40's driver and Melany Howell (Dre-Fach Felindre) for being the best Female driver.
In the Heavyweight division, Brian Newton wasted no time in staking his claim for the title by claiming victory in each of his races to stand on the top step of the podium. Reigning Heavyweight Champion Chris Davies (Crymych) began his title defense by producing some solid races and finished second. Rookie driver David Burger turned heads by delivering consistent performances to finish third.
The Lightweight division was much closer with the favourites unable to pull out a lead from each other. Come the end of the event, Sam Dolbear (Sageston) managed to edge in front of his rivals with a string of good results, allowing him to claim the first lightweight victory of 2016. In second place was Stuart Davis (Milford Haven) who was Dolbear's closest rival in 2015. Kieran Davies (Ammanford) kept the drivers honest by delivering some heavy hitting lap times and narrowly missed second place by a single point.
In the first Fastest Lap Challenge of the year, Stuart Davis was able to beat 14 other participants with a time of 24.165 seconds.
Organisers would like to thank all competitors who raced along with the spectators who braved the cold to show their support. Thank you toCarew Karting and their staff for hosting the event and also to Smith & Jones Electrical Ltd for their continued support this year.
Special thanks go to Ryan Thomas of R. Thomas Photography who is the official event photographer for 2016. Photos from the round will be available shortly.
All eyes now turn to Round 2 where the PKC will head indoors on Saturday April 23. All results, standings and details of Round 2 will be available on our website www.pembrokeshirekarting.co.uk