May 29 was a day of motorsport classics. Lewis Hamilton took victory in the Monaco Grand Prix whilst Alexander Rossi topped the Indy 500. Motor racing fans thought that was it for the day until the starting lights went out at Round 3 of the PKC 2016!
Despite being arguably one of the hottest days of the year, there were several new drivers in the PKC paddock who had signed up to race and were keen to get stuck in.
In the Heavyweight division Brian Newton (Llanybri) and Michael Davies (Carmarthen) were the drivers to beat as they mimicked each others results. Brian looked like he had the edge until Michael was able to overtake David Burger (Whitland) in the feature race to allow him to gain an extra two points over Brian. Burger was quick all afternoon and was always ready to spring a surprise but wasn't quite able to build the momentum and finished third overall. The division saw many new faces who despite not having the experience of some of the PKC veterans, were able to hang on to the pack.
In the Lightweight division, Stuart Davis (Milford Haven) set the pace in qualifying ahead of triple Champion Sam Joseph (Swansea) and drew first blood with victory in race 1. Joseph played the waiting game and drew on his experience and talent to claim successive poles and wins in the remaining races which allowed him to return to the top step of the podium. Stuart was able to keep a quick and persistent Sam Dolbear (Sageston) behind him to take second overall.
Melany Howell (Deface Felindre) finished a season best 4th place overall in the lightweight category and was the best female driver. David Burger was the best rookie whilst Brian Newton was the best over-40.
Eleven drivers stayed on to compete in the Fastest Lap Challenge which saw Sam Joseph comfortably post the quickest time. He now overtakes Stuart Davis on the top of the leaderboard.
Thanks again to Carew Karting and staff for hosting the event.