It was a wet and windy weekend at Lithgow for Round 3 of the Rotax Pro Tour.
Both N2C Kart drivers had a difficult weekend and were reminded that there is N2C on race day!
Jaxon did well in the wet but struggled with Kart setup early on.
Strategy came into play with all the drivers having to choose between dry and wet weather tyres with the track conditions changing constantly.
After qualifying 3rd on a damp track Jaxon managed 5th, 10th and 12th in the heats and 8th in the Pre-Final.
After an action packed 18 laps the Final was stopped on lap 18 due to a major accident but racing resumed shortly after.
After the restart Jaxon was involved in a minor incident which saw him sustain some damage to his Kart so after starting in 8th the best he could do was limp home in 19th position.
“It was really frustrating,” said Jaxon. “We were just getting into a rhythm and I set the fastest lap in the final only to be involved in an accident.”
Hunter’s weekend was even more challenging. With limited wet weather experience he managed 12th, 23rd, 22nd in the heats, 22nd in the Pre-Final and fought hard for 16th position in the Final in a field of over 30 Karts.
“It was pretty tough,” said Hunter. “It was only my second major karting round and I don’t think I have ever raced in such wet conditions before.
The Kart and was sliding all over the place. It’s really hard to get your Kart to turn in the wet and I really didn’t want to spin off and have to sit there in the rain.”
Both N2C Kart Team members walked away with allot of knowledge and some wet weather experience that should be helpful in the future.
Jaxon would like to thank N2C, Scotty Auld (his engineer), his Dad and everyone from Birel Kartsport for their help.
Hunter would like to thank his new personal sponsor Doric along with his main sponsors, Objective, Mittcom, The Matthew Stanley foundation, N2C and his Supporters Club.