Bonfield still top of championship after Red Lodge
ROYSTON Racer, Callum Bonfield had to endure plenty of pressure during the bank holiday meeting at Red Lodge. Heat one and starting from fourth, the 12-year-old made a good start and was soon up to second place despite third placed Harry Smith putting him
ROYSTON Racer, Callum Bonfield had to endure plenty of pressure during the bank holiday meeting at Red Lodge.
Heat one and starting from fourth, the 12-year-old made a good start and was soon up to second place despite third placed Harry Smith putting him under constant pressure for the whole of the race.
Callum held onto the position for second but never looked like catching leader Jack Lang, who was making an appearance with a weekend off from Super 1 Karting.
In heat two and starting from seventh on the grid, Callum did well to avoid a collision ahead on the second corner and Luke Pharoah drove well to hold the Greneway schoolboy from gaining third place and Callum had to settle for fourth.
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Callum started from pole in heat three, but had to battle again with Lang, who, along with Smith, passed him before the first corner after a poor start.
Lang passed for first off the line and Harry Smith tucked in behind him for second. For the next seven laps Callum battled with Smith for second position but Smith outperformed him in his new Wild Kart and held onto second with Callum crossing the line in third.
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The young racer finished third in the final race of the day after starting from the same position on the grid.
Smith shone all day and claimed first with Lang in second.
Bonfield's nearest competitor in the championship, George Maxted crossed the line in Fourth.
Bonfield leads the championship by 17 points as they head towards race six on the first weekend of June.