Drakar Racing Tops Three Categories At Singapore Karting Championship
Tay scored his first podium finish in his two years of racing. Having started karting since he was six, the nine-year-old is the youngest driver on the team and in the competition.
Amin Noorzilan topped the Junior category, but not without hard work as he had to overcome obstacles like the penalty he received during the heats that resulted in him starting at the back of the grid. “The weekend wasn’t all smooth; I qualified second but received a penalty and had to start last for the heats. I thought my chances for a podium finish were slim but I didn’t give up and continued fighting. With some luck, I had a good pre-final and started second for the final where I overtook the pole-sitter at the start and took it home for the team,” said Amin.
The Senior category saw Mohammad Nasri Naufal (Opai) dominating the heats and the pre-final. Although he lost the final to his closest competitor, technical infringements on his rival’s part awarded Opai the win. Sean Hudspeth narrowly missed a podium placing, finishing in fourth.
“I’m very proud of the boys who have done very well this time as they continue to better themselves and set higher standards. Drakar is now leading the championship for the Cadet, Junior and Senior categories with only one more round to go. We will work harder to clinch these overall national titles,” said Jonathan Tay, team manager for Drakar Racing.
With the fifth and final round next, Drakar Racing holds three championship leads with Lee, Amin and Opai fronting their respective categories. The finale of the Nescafe Singapore Karting Championship 2010 will take place on October 23 – 24 at Kartright Speedway.