Karting Singapore Rental Kart Series - Race 2

POSTED ON: December 6, 2009
The second event in the 2009 Karting Singapore rental kart series saw 29 participants (one absence) take to the track on Saturday morning. The event was held at the Kartright track and was the second of three race events that were planned to mark the end of the race calendar in 2009 - with the final race to be held at Plentong Track in late December.

We were pleasantly surprised to begin immediately reaching capacity on the increased participant list as soon as the event registration was opened. Participant numbers had been increased from 20 (1st round) to 30 (2nd round). A double blessing was the absence of rain till the early afternoon - it has been a wet November and December and there was legitimate concern that rain could postpone or disrupt the proceedings.

And so, at 6.50am, on a Saturday morning when most of Singapore were still in their beds, enthusiastic souls made their way to the track for an endurance race. The race format scheduled was a Familiarisation & Qualifying session for all thereafter the grouping into teams and followed by a 45 minute endurance race.

On a still wet but drying track, Charles Teo headed Qualifying with a lap time of 49.358 secs.

Going to the race proper, teams spent the next 45 minutes scheduling their own pit stops, driver change-overs as part of their race strategy. Spins, tire punctures, pit lane time penalties and the tight track all played its part in team position changes taking place every few laps.

At the end of the day, the winning team of Amran Mohamed and Shaun Yee finshed the event a little over 10 seconds ahead of the 2nd team of  Charles Teo, Kiean Khoo and Solomon Anthony. The third place team was Aqilah Diyanah, Fuji Sartono and Lim Zijie.

The fastest lap of the day went to Amran Mohamed, who drove a 48.33 secs lap towards the end of the race to secure the Speed Demon award (which was tentatively in the grasp of Ruben Yap with 48.88 secs) and its respective medal, which goes to the driver with the fastest lap of the day.

The full race results (and points total) are as follows:

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* a 30 sec time penalty was awarded to the team of Amran and Shaun to represent additional pit time in lieu of the 3rd driver.
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KartingSingapore is grateful to budding karting enthusiat Lionel Ng,who captured a large number of  photos which can be viewed at http://kartingisfuninsingapore.blogspot.com/

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More photos captured at the race and the medal ceremony-cum-driver’s meeting by Julian Lee are as follows:

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4 Responses to “Karting Singapore Rental Kart Series - Race 2”

  1. Fuji Sartono says:

    This is a great write up of a great event! Thanks again. Can’t wait till the next race.

  2. Ruben says:

    Not being PICKY ;)….. but my fastest lap time was 48.581, though 48.88 is a nice 4D number to buy :D

    Thks again for runnin the race wit ur whole family, like i’ve said the rest of the karters should volunteer to help out, so that u & ur family can race too…

    Thx to all that took all those lovely shots….

    Thx to my teammates(Kart #4) and other karters for making it an interesting race.

    I suggest we have more of these enduro races in between individual races….

  3. Regina says:

    hey.. does anyone know when the next race will be? am pretty keen to take part! =)