Junior J Racers
Our Junior J class here at Indy 800 is another great Championship category that has seen many drivers advance further in their young careers. These kids are aged between 12-16 years old and they, just like our Comer class, also provide some excellent racing for all those down at the track. All karts run a Yamaha KT100J engine and have 2 categories to choose from; Light Class with a minimum weigh of 120kg and, Heavy Class with a minimum weight of 140kg. All drivers are required to run Dunlop SL1's as a series control tyre to give everyone an equal shot to be on the podium.
Junior J also run in our series with a total of 8 round, all being held on a Saturday once a month between February/March - October each year. Each rounds kicks off with a morning practice session, after briefing is a Qualifying Session which gives the grid positions for Heats 1 and 2. Our Heats are all 8 laps each with the combined results from both heats giving the grid positions for the 10 lap Pre Final. The results of Pre Final is then the starting grid for the Final which is the deciding race for the winners of the event. All rounds of the series count towards the 2016 Championship which is decided on results from Pre-Final and Final from each round throughout the year.
This season kicked off on February 20th with a total of 5 Lights. Only a small field although one full of excitement as all the drivers were geared up and eager to race one another. Round 1 win in the Light category was taken out by George MAWAD with Justin GAMBLING finishing in 2nd place and, one of the two females in the class, Jade BELL taking the final spot on the podium. Round 2 saw an increase to 7 competitors with Round 3 having 6 light drivers on track. Round 2 and 3 saw the same podium places for both events with Lewis BUHAGIAR taking out first place, while GAMBLING came in ahead of new comer Jasper FELL. Round 4, with