PHOTO CREDIT : TIM FRANCIS
DJM Race Engineering continued their 2022 Golden Power Series assault over the weekend at the Rochester Kart Cub. Dylan McLellan led a team of 10 drivers across 8 classes to the starter for the 5th round of the championship. The DJM Race Engineering team were looking to come home with more silverware and more valuable championship points.
Brett Jenkin was the shining DJM Race Engineering light in TAG 125 Restricted Heavy, taking another pole position in qualifying. Jenkins dominated the heats taking out all 3 heat wins and was looking for his 4th consecutive round win in the championship. Brett didn’t look back in the final, leading all 15 laps and opened up margin to take another commanding round win for DJM Race Engineering!
Jackson Stone took the start in the competitive 20 plus driver field of KA4 Junior Heavy. The DJM Race Engineering pilot had a tough start to his weekend qualifying down in position 13. Stone got pushed to the rear of the field in heat 1 but bounced back with a brilliant 6th place in heat 2. Jackson had an unfortunate DNF in heat 3 which had him starting down the order for the final. Stone put in an excellent drive and charged his way up to position 5 by the end of the 15 lap final!
KA3 Senior Light had the triple DJM Race Engineering attack in Ashton Cattach, Natasha Emmins and Harley Bright. Cattach led the way in qualifying with a great effort of 5th spot overall. Emmins set a time inside the top 10 for 9th spot and Bright was inside the top 15. Cattach had consist heat races, never leaving the top 10 with 6th in heat 1 and 3 and 8th in heat 2. Both Emmins and Bright were able to make their way into the top 10 across the heats, giving both drivers excitement leading into the final. The final didn’t quite go the way of Cattach and Bright who both ended up on the side lines after promising weekends. Emmins was able to finish the final and came home just outside the top 10 in position 12 overall.
Zane Bright was the single driver attack in TAG 125 Light for DJM Race Engineering. Bright qualified down in position 17 but moved up to position 14 in heat 1 and a brilliant 10th in heat 2. Zane was unfortunately pushed off at the opening corner of heat 3, resulting in him dropping down to 17th position. Bright was able to charge back into the top 10 in the final and come home with an excellent 9th place finish.
Lucas Costanzo was receiving support from the DJM Race Engineering camp for the weekend and put this support to good use, putting himself on the front row of the grid in qualifying. Costanzo was able to grab a heat win and a 2nd to start his heat racing before a turn 1 DNF in heat 3 hurt his chances. Lucas never gave up in the final and drove through to be part of the battle for the lead. Costanzo was able to emerge from the last lap dicing to take the round win in Cadet 12!
Adam Campbell was the single driver attack for DJM Race Engineering in the TAG 125 Restricted Light class. Campbell qualified inside the top 10 in position 10 and was able to continue his pace with a 9th in heat 1. Adam had an unfortunate DNF in heat 2 but bounced back in heat 3 to finish in position 8. Campbell battled hard in the final and came home just outside the top 10 in position 11 overall in a nice weekend of racing!
Nathan Emmins took to the starter in the competitive KA3 Junior field aboard his DJM Race Engineering entry. Emmins was able to qualify in 8th spot in the talented field before making his way forward in the heats. Nathan grabbed 6th in heat 1 and 3 and 4th in heat 2, putting him in the hunt for a podium finish. Emmins was right in the battle for a podium finish, before an unfortunate DNF resulted in his weekend coming to an end.
Bodhi Bright was up next in the KA3 Senior Medium class aboard his DJM Race Engineering entry. Bright did a superb job to qualify on the front row of the grid in qualifying. Bodhi never left the top 4 in the heats with 3rd in heat 1 and 4th in heat 2 and 3. Bright starting out of position 4 in the final was able to put in a superb drive and come home on the podium in 2nd position!
Team owner Dylan McLellan spoke post weekend on a strong weekend of racing for the team. “It was great to grab a couple of trophies and bring home some silverware this weekend. Everyone had a great weekend and we had some drivers that showed great pace that just didn’t have luck go their way this weekend. We now prepare for a busy few weekends of racing”. DJM Race Engineering will be making multiple interstate trips in the next few weeks in a busy period for the team.