MBKC Round 11 October 2005 Race Report

Daniel Murphy already had the Minimax championship in the bag prior to today, this fine young driver adding to his Cadet crown from last year, but it turned out to possibly be the race of the day. James Theodore returned sporting his new stars number 9 plate following his exploits in that championship, congratulations to him on that and, after taking heat one, (Roy Anderson taking heat two) he found himself on pole for the final, alongside the very consistent Amy Scarisbrick, never a winner at Three Sisters, although she has been knocking on the door for a while now after taking her maiden victory at GYG earlier in the season. It was, in fact, Josh Butcher from row two making the early running, although Theodore quickly took it up in the early stages then, seemingly with some problem he began to drop back quickly. Butcher was really starting to take it on from Scarisbrick and Murphy, who had by now come right into the reckoning in third spot as these three pulled right away from the rest of the pack. On lap eight, Scarisbrick came through to take it up, but Murphy followed, relegating Butcher back to third. It looked for sure that Murphy would claim the victory, but Scarisbrick had other ideas as she defended furiously to deny Murphy the chance to make a move stick, he even pulled alongside on a couple of occasions, but Scarisbrick was having none of it, shutting the door each time. You could almost see that huge smile of hers from behind the helmet as she took the flag just 0.082 secs ahead of Murphy for a fantastic first victory at the circuit and one that she will surely remember for the rest of her karting career. Butcher held on very comfortably for the third spot.