Monday, April 28, 2008

Stars of Karting Miller MotorSports April 25 2008

After 6 practice sessions on Friday Andrew’s fastest was lap 1:06.2
and his 2nd fastest lap 1:06.3 which was far quicker then the 2nd
place car whose fastest lap was 1:06.65 and 2nd fastest of 1:07.0

Andrew had the fastest lap time in practice to earn P1 in qualifying
and should have been in the last group out but due to a mix-up on
the grid the fast group was sent out first and Andrew became the
track sweeper. He still managed to put it on pole in the group but
ended up P3 after the second group.

In the first main Andrew knew before the green flag was dropped
that his kart was over stuck to the track and by adapting his
driving style he managed to take a top ten go-kart and take an 8
second lead over 3rd. Despite not having a kart to win the race
Andrew tried to take the lead in the last lap finishing .1 behind
Trent Hindman with an 8 second lead from the 3rd place car and
a 10 sec lead from the 4th place.

Not having luck on Andrew’s side Andrew gridded up for the 2nd
main when the ignition module failed internally making the engine
sound like it was 4 cycling the entire 12 laps causing the engine not
to advance. Andrew was able to lead for 7 of the 12 laps during lap
8 Trent Hindman took the lead and won by .12 in front of Andrew
with Andrew finishing 6.5 second in front of the 3rd place car and
8 sec in front of 4th place.

Andrew was able to change his driving style and maintain a
competitive position even with go-kart problems.

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