NI Superkart Championship – Finale
After 8 rounds, featuring 24 races across 4 circuits, the 2019 Superkart championship returns to Bishopscourt, where it all started back in April for its conclusion this weekend at. As with previous years there has been some close racing in both classes, with both of the coveted NI titles still up for grabs.
The 125’s continue to provide some of the best long circuit racing anywhere in the UK, with regularly 5 or 6 drivers in contention for the win. With no single driver being able to dominate, consistency has been the key championship with Aaron Newell & Alan Crossen rarely out of the top 3 & for the third year in a row these two will go head to head in the championship decider. This time around however it is Alan who holds the advantage, as he looks to prevent Aaron from taking a hat-trick of title. For most of the year it looked as if it would be a 3 way title fight, with Jack Irvine in his first full season of long circuit racing pushing Alan & Aaron all the way. Unfortunately a disappointing penultimate round at Nutts Corner has put him out of contention & it looks like he will have to settle for 3rd overall, ahead the more of the more experienced Brian Jones & Jonathan Bell.
The 250’s will provide an equally enthralling title battle, with defending champion, Stuart Coey, looking to hold off the challenge of Alan Witherow in order to retain his title. As they head to Bishopscourt it is Stuart that holds what should be a comfortable advantage in the points but with reliability being a key factor he will still have to put points on the board to prevent Alan from stealing the title at end of a long season. Liam Fox currently sits in third in table & he has a return to form in the last few races & will look to end the season on high, which may just be enough to move up to second overall. As usual with the final round of the season, there will be a few non-championship contenders out to end the season on high note & that should guarantee quality high speed racing.