Tecno Karts Australia took on the final round of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship over the weekend. Tecno Karts Australia has already taken out 2 round wins in the championship along with a podium and was going into the weekend looking for more silverware. With 6 drivers across 5 classes, the team were in for a busy weekend of racing.
Jenson Damaschino was looking to take the 3rd consecutive round win for Tecno Karts Australia in the Cadet 9 ranks. Damaschino, who took out the 3rd round of the championship, was able to qualify in the top 5 and was looking to the heats to move forward. Jenson had an unfortunate DNF in heat 2 but didn’t leave the top 3 in his other heat races. Damaschino was right in the fight for victory in the final and the nerves were high for the team. Damaschino was able to take out victory and his second round victory in the championship. Cruz Kelly had done enough to seal the championship for Tecno Karts Australia, while Tecno karts user Blake Haigh crossed the line in 3rd position and on the podium!
Chadd Moore took on the KA2 Junior category in his Tecno Kart entry. Moore qualified in position 41 but raced around the edge of the top 20 in his split heat races. A heat 1 DNF hurt his starting position but Moore was able to move up 7 positions from qualifying, crossing the line in position 33 in the premier junior class.
Elijah Brown and Rayner Costello was the dual Tecno Karts Australia attack taking on the KA3 Senior class. Brown qualified inside the top 30 in position 29, while Rayner was unfortunately excluded from qualifying after being 200 grams underweight. Both Brown and Costello were able to make their way forward across the heats with Brown moving as high as position 16 and Costello moving as high as position 23. Both drivers were able to finish the final in the high calibre field. Brown was able to come home inside the top 20 in position 19 with Costello inside the top 25 in position 25!
Matthew Smith took on the premier KZ2 Gearbox class in his Tecno Karts Australia entry. Smith qualified just outside the top 20 in position 24 but made up 11 positions in heat 1 and another 1 in heat 2. Smith was racing on and inside the top 15 for the remaining two heats and looked on for a strong result. Matt had an unfortunate DNF in the final which brought his Tecno charge to an end.
Cohen Day was the last Tecno Kart Australia driver competing in the X30 class. Day qualified in position 25 and was on the move in the heats making up 8 spots in heat 1 and 6 in heat 2. Cohen continued his charge forward and look like he had superb pace to offer in his Tecno kart entry. Day started out of position 20 and put in one of the drives of the season moving up 16 spots across the 20 lap final in a dominate display!
Team owner and team principal Lincoln Day spoke post weekend on the team’s success across the season. “What a way to end the year! 3 wins, 3 runners up and a green plate all in our first year. We are super proud of our team and how far we’ve come in such a short time. We look forward to seeing what the 2023 Australian Kart Championship has in store for us”. Tecno Karts Australia will continue their resurgence into the 2023 season!