Worth The Wait - Halliday storms to victory in Super One Series opener

July 8, 2020

Karting

After a long wait, due to the Coronavirus lockdown, British Championship racing finally got underway at Clay Pigeon for round one. Flying the flag for the YRDA was the Team Clay Racing Senior Rotax driver, Lewis Halliday, who showed preparation is key as he drove one of the best performances of his life to win the first round.

The weekends success didn’t come without difficulties for Halliday, electrical issues through the heats meaning a difficult final laid ahead for the young Brit.

Saturday at Clay Pigeon brought an end to the long wait on racing to recommence and Halliday started off by shaking down his chassis after a big impact the previous weekend at Warden Law.  This was the ideal start to the weekend for Lewis as the pace shown was strong and the confidence levels were high going into Sundays race day.

Lewis Halliday: “After a long 4 month break it was time to get back racing. We started the weekend off by shaking down my brand new 2020 Kosmic chassis. After showing strong convincing pace all of Saturday we were confident going into race day.”

Sunday was far from a smooth ride for Lewis, qualifying at Clay was a testament to the young talent taking pole position by a margin of 0.045 of a second putting him in prime position heading into racing. Heat one was also a success for Halliday a strong showing despite some electrical issues saw him drive to victory and win the first heat by an impressive margin over half a second in a short race.  Heat two was not as much of a success for the YRDA driver, after starting from pole electrical issues meant the performance of Lewis’ kart fell and despite a highly impressive drive Lewis minimised the possible damage and brought home his kart in third place. This meant Halliday started form second place for the all important final.

After a strong start to the race being involved in a wheel to wheel battle for the lead Halliday finally broke clear of Ling and drove away into the distance pulling a 2.5 second lead and dominating the remainder of the race to bring his kart home to a highly impressive victory at round one of Super One.

Lewis Halliday: “Race day was hampered by electrical issues from start to finish. I would just like to say a Massive thank you to James Robinson & Mike Kellard for all their hard work trying to resolve the issue for the final so we could show are true pace.”

Halliday is now in the box seat heading into round two at Whilton Mill and will be keeping his eyes on the prize as he aims to build on a fantastic return to racing.

Irfan ends Super Master Series on a high

It wasn’t just British Championship racing that saw a return this weekend, the WSK Super Master Series returned to action at Adria International Raceway for a full week long race weekend and Josh Irfan was back in action with defending World Champions Ricky Flynn Motorsport.

A strong few days in practice put Josh in prime position for what would be one of his most successful weekends racing.  Saturdays race day for round three didn’t do Irfan Justice after an unfortunate penalty saw him drop down the order after an impressive drive in the final. Sundays race day for the finals of round 4 was a very impressive showing for the young talent taking his highest points scoring finish of the 2020 season thus far and an overall 11th place in the championship standings. Josh is back in action this weekend at Sarno and will be keen to build upon a mighty return to racing.

So all round a highly successful return to racing for more of the #YRDArmy both Josh and Lewis showing great potential for the year ahead and showing how key preparation is to success at the highest level.