Layton has to battle it out with Bowen to gain victory

William Layton had a fight before winning at Sunday's Shenington Kart Racing Club meeting.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 12:23 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:25 am
William Layton on his way to victory in Sundays Junior X30 final at Shenington. Photo: Graham Smith

The Banbury driver was quick to lead the Junior X30 final but the Layton was challenged at the half way point.

Zak Bowen spotted an opening at Café corner but could not quite hold the advantage into the Stratford hairpin and fell to third. He soon re-took second from Ben Ward and was back to challenge Layton again.

Layton got back in front at Stratford hairpin and holding on for the win. Ward kept third ahead of Joshua Martin and Jonathan Robertson.

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With many of the regular drivers at the British Championships, the Junior TKM, Mini-Max and MiniX all raced together for the last round of the Winter Series.

Dominic Kilminster swept past Will Day for the Junior TKM lead and pulled a good cushion.

Day slipped back to sixth, leaving Charlie Whitehouse and Thomas Massereli trading second. Massareli retrieved the lead going into the last lap and held on.

Banbury’s Archie Hancox was off the pace to finish 11th. Novice driver Jude Fernhough overcame the more experienced Jake Robertson for the MiniX win after leader Jack Salmon was flagged in for a missing chain guard.

Joe Sheppy fell back from second leaving Max Speed to overcome Bradley Beavers in the battle for the IAME Cadet win.

Banbury’s Alfie Briggs shot into third on the last lap as Aydan Hassan and Daniel Dudfield lost the spot but still finished third and fourth. Ella Stevens had been fourth but had to settle for sixth.

Joshua Sherriff leapfrogged James Whitaker in TKM Extreme and helped push Ryan Green and himself clear of the pack.

As the race wound down the tension increased, the pair exchanging the lead several times with Sherriff winning and Geen being excluded. That promoted William Lakin to third, behind Alex Rees.

In the TKM Clubman economy class category, Suk Sandher pulled a huge lead over the rest.

David Medlock was second but fell to fourth behind Oliver Buskell and Chris Yates.

The 210 National was having a warm-up for the season with Tom Whyte heading Banbury’s Dan Bury.

Tony Bury spun at the second corner. Neil Hancock nipped past Bury who managed to retrieve second but he was forced to settle for third.

A small 250 National class had James Hassall unchallenged especially when Aaron Powell retired.