After a musical fanfare, twenty seven karts took to the track and it was Caroline who grabbed the lead from the off. Knott slotted into 2nd ahead of Ticktum, with Bartholomew in 4th followed by Wooder and Monger. On lap three Monger moved from 6th to 4th, passing Wooder at the start of the lap and Bartholomew after the Esses.
For much of the race the front six circulated as though tied together with a short piece of string. Bartholomew regained 4th from Monger on lap seven and got ahead of Knott for a couple of laps after Knott had been passed for 2nd on lap eleven by Ticktum. With Knott back up to 3rd on lap thirteen and no changes on lap fourteen, it was all going to be down to the normal last lap ‘sort out’?
The fireworks started as soon as the last lap had begun, with Ticktum looking to take the lead going into turn one. The two leaders rubbed wheels and Ticktum spun into the tyre barrier on the inside of the corner.
Karting Magazine – December 2009