Flawless Stephen Corrado dominates opening Trophy Day
Stephen Corrado was at his dominant best in a perfect outing at the first Bermuda Karting Club Larry Packwood Memorial Trophy Day on Sunday.
Competing in the Tag class at the Southside Raceway, Corrado held off stiff competition from the likes of Brian Bulhoes, William Dunkley and Richard Walker-Talbot to take the chequered flag in each of the three individual heats.
Bulhoes was forced to settle for three successive second-place finishes, with Dunkley taking third in the opening heat and Walker-Talbot in the second and third races.
Building on his superb form, Corrado also completed a clean sweep of victories in the KZ class, beating Blake Horseman in heats one and three in which Ryan Rebello claimed third, while holding off the challenge of Rebello in the second, with Horseman third.
The L206 class proved more hotly contested with Scott Barnes claiming victory in the first and third heat, while Marc Tucker won the second.
Tucker also secured third-place finishes in the first and third races, while David Barbosa agonisingly missed out on a race victory, finishing second in all three heats. Robert Wheatly secured the remaining podium place with a third-place finish in the second outing.
Barnes also enjoyed some success in the Shifter class, taking the chequered flag in the final heat, as well as finishing second in heat one.
However, the class belonged to Brandon Franks, who claimed victory in the opening two races, while settling for third in heat three.
Ryan Burgess also gave a strong performance, following his third-place finish in the first heat, with successive second-places in the remaining races. John Carreiro took the remaining third place in heat two.
Roman Wilkinson came out on top in the Junior class, winning heats two and three, ahead of Jonah Moniz, who had prevailed over Wilkinson in the opening race. Lucas Flood claimed third place in each outing.
In the Cadet class, Syah Pedro prevailed over his only other competitor, Tanner Correia, in each of the three heats.