GJK Race to Slideways Enduro Victory

GJK Racing en route to Slideways Enduro Series Victory
GJK Racing en route to Slideways Enduro Series Victory

GJK Racing have broken through for their first victory of the 2018 Slideways Enduro Series at Slideways Go Karting World Pimpama, with hot lap times matched by excellent strategy.

After a pair of fourth place efforts from the family team in the opening two rounds, strong practice times early in the week set the stage for a standout performance.

The new Enduro format for this year sees all competitors taking to the track for five minutes of qualifying, prior to times being combined to determine the grid order.

Qualifying session number was topped by Christian Bishop (40.449sec), the second by
Jackson Faulkner (39.686sec), and the final by Keenan Faulkner (39.905sec).

By pacing the final two qualifying segments, GJK Racing sat on the pole position, ahead of the winners of the opening two rounds, Global Action Photography, then the 1788 Kangaroos, Streamline Karting, Notorious B.U.S. Drivers, the Bunji Kangaroos, HR Racing Australia, Ark Em, GTR – Girls That Race, and The Hangovers.

With Jackson and Keenan Faulkner leading the field away in the opening two stints, it was up to Gavin Faulkner to bring the squad to the chequered flag.

Flying home in the final stint was Global Action Photography, with Camron Robertson’s late charge falling just 1.332sec short after the completion of 110 circuits.

The 1788 Kangaroos also finished on the lead lap in third, from Streamline Karting, the Notorious B.U.S. Drivers, the Bunji Kangaroos, HR Racing Australia, Ark Em, GTR – Girls That Race and the Hangover rounding out the finishers.

In a sign of their dominance on the evening, GJK Racing claimed the fastest race lap with a 39.326sec time, with seven teams setting laps under the 40sec mark.

The special awards for the event went to Matt Hudson (Best and Fairest), as well as Robert Fernandez (Encouragement Award).

Coming up next on the Slideways Enduro Series schedule is the first three-hour event of the year, set down for Friday June 8th, to be run on the normal track direction, with the free early bird race cut off scheduled for midnight on Friday June 1st.

Other Slideways Race Events include the next round of the Slideways Sprint Series and Ladies Sprint Cup on Wednesday May 23rd (early bird cut off Friday May 18th), and the Slideways Junior Racing Series on Sunday May 27th (early bird cut off Monday May 21st).

Don’t forget, Slideways now has extended night racing six nights a week, with regularly scheduled reverse track running, with more information available on this page.

For further information on all our public race days, check out our Slideways Gold Coast Go Kart events page.

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