Gooch all class in end-of-meeting feature
KARTING by Rockin’ Robin
Shanan Gooch showed why he is one of the best dirt karters in Gisborne when he won Eastland Kart Club’s end-of-meeting feature race on Sunday.
Driving his Rotax, Gooch had to work hard to pass young Vinzent MacGregor, who came home second, and third-placed Spring Thomson in his KT100.
The club’s sixth points meeting of the season was held in hot conditions at the Aerodrome Road track.
Gooch also had two wins and a third placing in the Rotax-proclass combined races.
In the rookies’ class, Nixon Gooch won all three of his races, while his cousin Conrad Gooch had three second placings.
In the women’s class, Sharyn Rogers, Crystal Callaghan and Aimee Whiteman had wins.
Tessa Irvine, Callaghan and Whiteman had second placings, while Rogers (two) and Lyn Lyle had third placings.
In the young guns class, Ella Nicholson Brodie Gooch and Vinzent MacGregor had wins.
Brodie Gooch had two second placings and Hamish Worsnop had one.
Ben Adcock, MacGregor and Nicholson had third placings.
In the KT heavies class, Wayvern Vause had a great day with two wins and a second placing, while Dion Lund picked up a win and two thirds, and Buck Rogers had two seconds and a third.
The Rotax and proclass drivers raced together. Shanan Gooch (two) and Paul Farmer took the wins.
Farmer also had two seconds, while Harley Davies had one.
Davies also had a third placing, as did Cole Rosie and Shanan Gooch.
Conor White had two good wins in the KT lights.
Daniel Taylor had a win, a second and a third. Toby White and Jake Callaghan each had a second placing, and Spring Thomson had two thirds.
The junior KTs had a new star — Hayley de la Haye. She raced really well to pick up two wins and a third.
Koby Gooch had two seconds and a third, and also tipped his kart on to its side early in the day. He was not hurt.
Luca Vita had a win, a second and a third.
Harley Davies was seen twice during the day on top of other karts in an action-packed meeting.
He went half the straight with half of his vehicle on another kart — he must be saving petrol.