Slideways Sprints End with a Friday Feature

A capacity field faced the starter for the final round of the Slideways Open Sprint Series, contested at Slideways Go Karting World Pimpama.

Running to the feature length format on the reverse track direction, all drivers received 10 minutes of qualifying, with a pair of 10-minute-long sprint races, with the second heat’s grid determined by the now traditional random invert, before a 30-minute-long finale.

With the full field taking to the track, the line up was split in two to ease congestion in qualifying, with Liam Hydes coming out on top with a swift time of 39.917sec to secure the pole position.

The opening race saw a ding-dong race for the lead throughout the leaders, with Hydes coming out on top by less than a second from Chaad Hewitt, then Christian Bishop, Ben Hoffman, Lindsay Eames, Lachlan Powell, Clayton Hydes, Connor Jobson, Jarrod Bentley-McCarthy, Daniel Connor, Adam Schmalkuche, Nathan Gett, Zac Christie, Ben Christensen, Aaron Young, David Christensen, Sean Dunn and Connor Gutteridge.

Fastest on track was Liam Hydes with a 39.774sec lap time.

With the random invert in play for the second heat, Eames found himself on pole position, which he never relinquished over 12 laps.

Liam Hydes was only 0.247sec back at the chequered flag in second, with Hewitt (39.905sec fast lap) a further 2-10ths adrift in third, followed by Bishop, Hoffman, Powell, Clayton Hydes, Connor, Bentley-McCarthy, Jobson, Schmalkuche, Christie, Gett, Young, Ben Christensen, David Christensen, Dunn and Gutteridge.

Hewitt made the final his own, running away to an 11sec victory over the 30-minute-long race, with a fastest race lap of 39.915sec.

Second place went to Liam Hydes, then Bishop, Hoffman, Powell, Eames, Clayton Hydes, Bentley-McCarthy, Jobson, Gett, Connor, Ben Christensen, David Christensen, Young, Christie, Dunn and Gutteridge.

Overall for the evening it was Liam Hydes on top from Hewitt and Bishop, with the Encouragement Award going to Ben Christensen.

The Slideways Racing Series will be hosting a trophy presentation, sausage sizzle, as well as giving a free race for anyone who raced in an event this season, while also offering $25 races for friends and family from 5pm on Saturday December 7th at Slideways Go Karting World Pimpama.


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