Sacred Heart College brothers, Nick & Sam Carpenter held off the St Kentigern team of Shaun Grocock & Nathan Reid to take out the Secondary Schools team honours at this years Auckland Schools Champs.
The Primary/Intermediate section was closely fought; a three-way tie that after the countback system saw Waiau Pa School – Matthew Payne & Liam Lawson – take the title from Birkenhead Primary – Dylan & Ashton Grant – with Albany Primary – Ryan Crombie & Ryan Murdoch – in third.
Thirty one schools were represented overall with five Primary/Intermediate and seven Secondary schools fielding teams.
The Cadet class went to NZ #1 Matthew Payne from Sam Wright & Ben Morrison. Dylan Grant held out the Albany Primary pairing of Ryan Crombie & Ryan Murdoch to take the unrated section of cadets.
Sebastian Bainbridge won Junior Restricted comfortably with Dylan Smith 2nd & Connor Wilson 3rd; Wilson leaving his best for the final with a magnificent drive.
Credit to Jacob Smith in Junior Yamaha. Although winning all races bar one, it was not an easy task. Smith, Nathan Reid & Jonathan Buxeda raced a three-way battle all day with the lead changing multiple times in most races.
Formula Junior was a class field. Howick College’s CJ Sinclair drove superbly for the overall win from Kaitlyn Wonnacott and Arran Crighton.
Nick Carpenter won Yamaha Light from Shuan Grocock & also went on to win Rotax Light from Ben Kimber & brother Sam.