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Sowery takes Junior title on tiebreaker.

Toby Sowery is the 2010 Easykart UK Junior Champion after a thrilling climax to the season at Forest Edge.
In the closest title fight imaginable Toby Sowery was crowned the 2010 Easykart UK Junior Champion, winning a tiebreaker with Luca Hirst following the final round of the championship at Forest Edge.

Sowery and Hirst both finished the eight round season on 886 points once each driver had dropped their worst score of the year but with Sowery scoring more points than Hirst before dropped scores were taken into account the former frontrunner in the MSA British Cadet Championship was crowned the champion in his first year of Easykart competition.

The title picture was made even more intriguing by the fact that Thomas Grainger, who won the final race of the season, finished just five points behind Sowery and Hirst as the title chase literally went down to the last lap of the last race of the year.

Grainger started the 20-lap final from pole position after winning the pre-final with Sowery alongside on the front row and Hirst nicely poised in third. As Grainger led away from the start Sowery and Hirst swapped second place and the destination of the title repeatedly until Sowery made the championship winning move on lap twelve.

As the race neared its conclusion things couldn't have been tighter with the top three running nose to tail. One rash move from any of them could have had disastrous consequences and seen the championship end under a cloud but there were no final lap hi-jinks and Grainger crossed the line two tenths of a second ahead of Sowery with Hirst two tenths further back in third.

Kieran Gordon finished fourth, one second behind the top three for his best result of the year with Jake Hughes and James Lay completing the top six.

In the championship standings, James DeHavillande and Alexander Morris completed the top five overall despite only finishing twelfth and seventh respectively in the final. Gordon's fourth place effort was enough to see him leapfrog Jamie Cummings for sixth in the table.




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