Plentong Open Aug’ 09

POSTED ON: August 27, 2009

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16 drivers took part in the August segment of the Plentong Open Championships series in a mixture of Aixro, DD2, Biland and Rotax engines.

A 30 minute qualifying would be followed by 2 heats of 15 laps on track configuration E, comprising of Plentong’s longest straight followed by the twists and turns of the standard configuration.

Ang Kok Wee qualified pole in a time of 52.40 secs. He was closely followed by Kelvin Choo and Leo Lim.

The first Heat of 15 laps were conducted with dark clouds surrounding the circuit. The weather held even though there was a fine sheet of drizzle on the track surface, making the initial laps of Heat 1 a very tricky affair. Heat 1 was eventually won by Louis Liew followed by Leo Lim and Thaddeus Lee.

Heat 2 was won by James Lee followed by Thaddeus Lee and Ang Kok Wee. Having crashed out during the early laps of Heat 1, Ang made a spirited drive through the field and stamped his reputation as the quickest driver of the weekend by recording the fastest lap of the weekend at 51.31 secs.

In a strong show of competition, the combined point total for the top 3 drivers was 19 points each. The podium order was therefore decided on top placing in the Qualifying, Heat 1 and Heat 2.

Excerpts of the final results are as follows:

Combined Point Total from Qualifying, Heat 1 and Heat 2

1ST James Lee

2ND Lee Jia Jie

3RD Leo Lim

4TH Ang Kok Wee

5TH Kelvin Choo

6TH Louis Liew


2009 Championship Standings

1ST James Lee

2ND Leo Lim

3RD Louis Liew

4TH Ivan Lai

5TH Tony Ho

6TH Noel Jago

Videos of both Heats can be found at http://kartingsingapore.com/wp/?p=205

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