Ryan wins Driver of the Day

ROUND THE BEND: Ryan Gudmanz (No 33) racing his CRG Rotax 125cc senior max for the first time and doing a personal best time of 35.593 seconds at the East London grand prix circuit PictUre: PETER TAYLOR

The Border Motor Sport Club karting regional round 1 and club championship round 2 were held at the East London grand prix circuit last weekend.

Windy and hot conditions made the tyres “nice and sticky,” according to the drivers, resulting in some good lap times.
The fact that the race was a regional one resulted in there being 65 competitors in the various classes, with large numbers from Port Elizabeth, resulting in numbers not often seen.
Queenian Ryan Gudmanz had an epic day of sport, first as a member of the Queen’s College U14A rugby team that beat Grens 53-3 and then rushing to the race track to be in time for the first heat where he had to start at the back of the grid in 16th position as he had not qualified. Undaunted, he fought his way through and came sixth in heat 1.
In the second heat there was much dicing and outbreaking, but Ryan came second and took third place in heat 3.
Results involving Komani drivers were, senior clubmans: Ryan Gudmanz 2nd; junior clubmans: Kyle Heideman 2nd; micro mini class: Scott Heideman 5th.
Ryan Gudmanz received the trophy for Driver of the Day out of the 65 karters.

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