The Paul Feeney Group Race Team enters this weekend’s second round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship at Albury looking to build upon the opening round’s results.
This weekend provides a virtual level playing field for all drivers, given it will be the first time that the extended Albury-Wodonga circuit is being used for a round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship.
Mat Stenner and Broc Feeney in KA1 will lead the charge with Stenner entering the round second on points, a mere six behind Championship leader, Joshua Denton.
Some misfortune that struck Feeney throughout heat racing at round one sees him enter the Border challenge in sixth position. He ended the last round strong with a podium in his senior racing debut.
A last minute addition to the team before round one, Jackson Souslin-Harlow enters Albury fifth on points in KA3 Senior. The New South Welshman was coming to grips with the package at Monarto and with time under his belt since can start to mount his Title challenge.
The Junior drivers – Queenslanders Jarrod Hughes and Connor Roberts – are aiming to make progress in the highly competitive KA2 category. The class is arguably the most evenly matched it has been in many a year, with any number of drivers capable of being at the front.
Hughes and Roberts opening round experience with the Vortex DVS motor holds them in good stead heading to Albury. Being debutantes in the category with more power and grip is a big step from the sub-Junior categories. They are aiming to advance past their 11th and 22nd positions on the Championship ladder respectively. The fact it will be the first time to Albury for all competitors is anticipated to work in their favour.
In Cadet 12, Ethan Feather enters round two in 12th position. Not indicative of his pace from round one, after some misfortune throughout the course of the weekend in South Australia, Feather is looking to get his Championship back on track this weekend.
His sister, Maddie Feather moved up to the Mini Rok powered Cadet 12 class at the opening round of the season and as her learning curve continues, she will no doubt move up the order.
The Paul Feeney Group Race Team in 2018 is proudly supported by VP Racing Fuels, Blockchain Financial Technology firm, Labrys, Penrite Oils, Bridgestone Racing Kart Tyres and Vortex Engines.
Official Testing is conducted today before practice tomorrow, qualifying and racing Saturday and Finals on Sunday.
Sunday’s racing will be covered via livestream on http://www.karting.net.au. Follow http://www.facebook.com/paulfeeneygroupraceteam for updates throughout the weekend.