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South Australia State Cup - Black Plate - Mt Gambier

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Published on 13 November 2018

Race Report

South Australian State Cup (Black Plate) – Mt Gambier - KA3 Junior.

One of the biggest meetings of the year to be held at the Mt Gambier race track.

Qualifying; We tried a set up from Friday, however it didn’t seem to work on new tyres, Emerson still managed to be 5th but was not happy at all with the kart.

Heat 1; The start was a bit rough with some real bumping, Emerson managed to stay out of trouble & settle into a nice race pace, eventually he moved up to finish in a comfortable 3rd.

Heat 2; After the heat 1 debrief we decided to make some changes to the front end. This worked really well; Emerson set the fastest lap and moved up to take 2nd place.

Heat 3; The start was an absolute debacle with the outside row completely jumping the start, nothing was done and off they went, Emerson dropped to last. He didn’t panic, again setting the fastest lap of the entire race meeting on his way to 3rd, this also meant he would start 3rd for the final

Final; Starting out of P3 for the final and really happy with the kart after Heat 3, the plan was to try to get to P2 and stay with the leader. The front 3 karts made a break, Emerson was in 2nd place. Leading the way was Kai Allen the current No1 in Australia & this is his home track, the 2 went wheel to wheel for about 4 laps then Emerson made his move. The Shannons backed driver never looked back leading for the rest of the race taking out the coveted South Australian State Cup.