Haskett and Goldsmith race to victories at Shenington

Roman Haskett on his way to victory at Shenington
Roman Haskett on his way to victory at Shenington

Banbury drivers Roman Haskett and Max Goldsmith took two splendid victories in Sunday’s Junior TKM and TKM Clubman races at Shenington.

Banbury drivers Roman Haskett and Max Goldsmith took two splendid victories in Sunday’s Junior TKM and TKM Clubman races at Shenington.

Haskett’s victory was somewhat fortuitous when the leaders crashed in the chicane in the Junior TKM. Haskett was running in sixth place after catching the leading group, the lead having been traded between Joe Fowler, Myles Gray, Matthew Round-Garrido and Matthew Taylor.

Once in front Taylor defended strongly resulting in Round-Garrido trying an overly optimistic move which resulted in them crashing with Taylor sidelined and Round–Garrido delayed.

Haskett cleverly avoided the pile up to take up the lead and resisted Fowler’s challenge on the last lap while Round-Garrido was excluded.

In TKM Clubman final, Goldsmith made a great start to gradually pull out a four seconds lead over Colin Morris. Jack Cobourn had slotted into second at the start but soon usurped by Will Lakin as Cobourn fell back to sixth.

But as the race progressed Tom Longfield had moved into second, then Colin Morris claimed that spot by the end. Banbury driver Eddie Mawle was eighth but Andre Marot did not participate in the final.

In the powerful 100mph 250 National geared karts, Edgehill’s Ross Allen tried hard in vain to close the gap on team mate James Hassall.

While Hassall made a perfect start from pole position, the 2014 national champion Lee Stamp beat Allen off the line giving Hassall the chance to put some space over the chasing pack. Allen was quickly past Stamp, who later fell victim to Alex Burrows, but with almost identical lap times could not make inroads.