Locals clean up at the Victorian titles

THE South Coast Speedway Kart Club claimed first, second and third in the 125cc feature race of the 2014 Victorian Speedway Kart Titles.

Glen Corish, Brandon Corish and Iain Roxburgh were the dominating factors in the race, with the three taking top honours respectively.

Members of the South Coast club travelled to Wangaratta for the Victorian titles on April 26 and 27. 

With over 100 karts entered the event had to be run over two days with some divisions having to run two heats per round.  

The standard class is always largely contested and the local club has two members running with veteran Stephen Robertson and new young racer Mitch Coulson.  

While Stephen Robertson succumbed to a few engine problems in the heats, Mitch was holding his own and was very consistent.  

The feature event was large in numbers and was going to be difficult to get through from even mid-pack.  

Mitch learnt that one small mistake can have you thrown out of the kart in seconds.

Although not seriously hurt, he was a bit sore and bruised, and there is a lot of work to be done on his kart before the next race meeting.  

Stephen Robertson raced well but was not able to charge through the pack from mid-pack and finished out of the placings.

The modified division had club members current Australian number one, Brad Cunneen, and Neville Britton both being ones to watch.  

Brad had a slow start in the heats and was not able to find his usual speed.  Neville had some great speed but was having muffler problems.  

Plenty of time for quick fixes and both drivers were out hard and fast for the feature event, but after a few restarts, Neville succumbed to muffler problems and Brad finished out of the placings.

The outlaw division had Stephen Robertson backing up for his second division, with Glen Corish.

Glen was also running two divisions, also in the 125 class, and young Jadan Roxburgh was back from some time off from racing. 

Glen Corish was proving to be the one to beat winning his heat races.

Stephen also showed some good pace and Jadan put in some consistent performances.  

The feature race had Glen in second place only to seize an engine, with Stephen Robertson taking fourth place, and Jadan not quite in the trophy placing.

The always fast 125cc division was one of the smaller contended divisions, but they made up for that with their fast pace.  

Locals Ray Goodger, Iain Roxburgh, Glen Corish and son Brandon Corish, who also ran in two divisions, were all in with a chance.  

Ray had some mechanical issues early on, with both Iain and Glen taking out heat races to leave young Brandon with some work to do.  

The feature was always going to be between these three racers.  

Team CIG from the South Coast club proved to be the dominating factors, with Glen Corish first, Brandon Corish second and Iain Roxburgh third.

The new 200cc division was a small division but an interesting one to watch.  Not many have seen the twin engine karts run before and many had brought them out of storage or just built them for this event.  

Young Brandon Corish came out firing dominating the field and taking out first place in all the heats and the feature race. 

Brandon had many thanks to his dad Glen, who built and prepared the dynamite 200cc kart.  

Brandon also took out the highest point score of the weekend with five out of five wins.

VICTORY: 2014 Victorian Speedway Kart Titles 200cc Kart winner Brandon Corish waves the chequered flag.

VICTORY: 2014 Victorian Speedway Kart Titles 200cc Kart winner Brandon Corish waves the chequered flag.

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