Under the Lights
After a nearly month long break, the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge returned at Goodwood Kartways for the season finale doubleheader. With cold temperatures and a long day ahead, the field was set for a tough day.
Daniel had some extra motivation going into the day, because it was his 15th birthday. He even got a racing themed card from his sister.
The morning layout was different than usual, with the chicane being put in ahead of turn one. With no practice, Daniel needed to get used to it. While pushing the limits late in practice, he found them by spinning into the grass.
Daniel struggled in qualifying, and ended up in 24th. After a good start in the prefinal, he had moved up to 19th, but while avoiding a backwards kart in the chicane, he went through the grass and tumbled to 22nd.
In the final, Daniel battled race long with his PRO teammates, but ended up losing two places and finishing in 24th.
For the second part of the race day, the chicane was removed. Daniel found himself around the same part of the grid, qualifying 21st after not getting a draft.
Bad luck in the prefinal again meant that he was starting 26th for the final race of the day.
Daniel had a great start, getting up to tenth, but had to take evasive action due to karts slowing down after Treadwell was pointed the wrong way. From last place, Daniel fought back to 24th.
Teammate Matte Ferrari had his best ever race day, winning both races and taking home the Pfaff junior driver of the day award. Former teammate Keidon Fletcher fought hard to cross the line first, but was relegated to second after a post race penalty.
Though the big events are all over now, there are still two club races left for Demaras to pick up some points.