Daniel keeps ahead of the rest

DOLLINGSTOWN’S defending Northern Ireland Karting Champion Daniel Conlon managed to hold off the challenge by last year’s runner up David Lilburn from Dromore, in their recent race, in the World Formula class.

Portadown’s Derek Wilson crossed the line in fourth while Waringstown’s Peter Caldwell took a solid top ten finish to show his potential.

Just outside the top ten saw Maralin’s Gareth Hoare, Portadown’s Mark Overend and Donaghcloney’s Gareth Thompson all in close contention, so these three will no doubt be keen to see who can make the top ten.

Midfield also saw plenty of local contenders with Moira’s Paul Prentice and Craigavon’s Darren Kelly having a great closing race battle.

Craigavon’s Jordan Prentice and Maralin’s Richard Beattie will also be keen to move up the rankings after solid performances overall.

Saturday, May 12 will see Kirkistown back in action for the King of Kirkistown K plate meeting.

Racing on each of the next four Saturdays gets underway with the first of three heats starting at 10am, with the finals in mid afternoon.

Full details can also be obtained at the newly formatted NIKA web site, www.nikarting.com or www.ulsterkartingclub.com.