Top ten results for all YRDA drivers!

March 21, 2019


It was a strong weekend for the #YRDArmy with top ten finishes for all four drivers who were in action at Shenington and Bayford Meadows. At Shenington Luke Watts took a podium in the Mini X30 class with Vinnie Phillips just missing out on equalling that result in IAME Cadet. Ivan Lomliev, despite his recent lack of experience picked up a 7th and Frederick Lubin proved hard work does pay off taking a huge step forwards at Bayford Meadows to finish 5th.


Luke Watts – 3rd

Let’s start with Luke Watts and a weekend made up of not just one but two podiums! Hearing that result would have sounded very unlikely to Luke after the opening heat after he picked up a penalty leaving him with a tough task head. He fought through the snow in heat two go on and take a hard fought 2nd leaving him 7th on the grid for the final. With all the best in the country present the final lived up to high expectations and patience was key for Luke who was clinical in his approach helping him to go on and finish 3rd just 0.25 seconds behind the race winner. The result meant he was also crowned the Winter Series Vice Champion!

Vinnie Phillips – 4th

Although the end result was a good one for Vinnie the journey there was far from straightforward! He got the day off to a solid start bringing the kart home in 9th place in the opening heat. It was a good result from 18th on the grid with his pace looking more than promising. However, Vinnie’s chances of taking his second victory in 2019 were left in disarray after he was disqualified in heat two leaving him all the way down in 21st on the grid for the final.

But the inform Vinnie put on a fantastic display on the final as he drove through all the way to 4th place in the final in just 14 laps taking the fastest first sector along the way. Vinnie finished just one second behind the leader leaving the IAME Cadet driver to think what could have been as he headed home from Shenington.

Ivan Lomliev – 7th

In a sell-out Junior X30 grid Ivan Lomliev has been getting himself back up to speed ahead of the British Championships and continued that progress at Shenington last weekend. The Coles Racing driver got off to a great start with 5th place from 7th on the grid in heat one, but heat two saw a complete opposite turn of events with Ivan stuck at the chaos of the back of the field with a front fairing penalty not helping his case as he finished 20th. It left Ivan work to do from 18th on the grid in the final and he made steady progress through a British championship worth field going on to finish 7th by the flag.

Bayford Meadows

Frederick Lubin – 5th

Since becoming a part of the #YRDArmy Frederick Lubin has taken a huge step forward and his hard work off track was demonstrated at The BMKR Bayford / Lydd season opener at the weekend. Racing in Junior Rotax #Flubin qualified halfway up the field in 11th before taking 10th in the one and only heat. That would be where he would start the Pre-Final which would be where he’d take his only step backwards in the weekend coming home in 12th despite dropping to as low as 16th at the halfway stage.

The Final would be where Frederick would shine, he made a fantastic start moving up to 6th place and he began to set pace on par with the leaders all of which would help capitalize on that start going on to finish a fantastic 5th place. It’s by far the best race Frederick has had and shows he is certainly one to watch for the rest of the season.