PATTERSON STOPS THOMPSON FROM TAKING ANOTHER
The fourth round of the 2015 series was at the Whilton Mill circuit, and although the weather was again a nightmare, the sun shone for the main final. The lights went out and Dexter Patterson took the lead from his pole, Harry Thompson wanted to lead early but in doing so slowed the pace at the front allowing up to 20 drivers to be in the front pack. Taylor Barnard worked hard to get to the lead from his grid 7 slot, but as soon as he took the lead, the next bend he was eighth. Finlay Bunce was another that showed great pace with Albert Carter, Jonny Edgar, Brandon Martland, Georgi Dimitrov and Joseph Taylor. All these drivers were capable of the win, but with so much action it was impossible to call. A new driver to the series Dragan Pinsent was slowly working his way up to the front from grid 30 !. Lap by lap moving up until he got to 4th. Meanwhile the front group had a small dust up and left Thompson & Patterson clear of the rest, these two began to push away and with a lap to go Patterson made his move. It was however short lived as Thompson immediately took back the lead. Last lap and Dexter tried the same move, but Thompson looked like he had it covered for a 4th win, but bogged the kart a little allowing Patterson to drive up the inside and take his first win this year.
Thompson was second and said after the race “my wins had to come to an end at some point and Dexter did a good job of beating me today”. Jonny Edgar managed a great recovery after going off to take 3rd, and Bunce 4th. Pinsent unfortunately got a place penalty for cutting the track, so Martland was 5th & Dimitrov 6th. Top privateer was Alex Walker in 12th overall.