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MSA Round 3 – Nutts Corner.

From Scotland to Northern Island, the Super 1 MSA Championship travelled to Nutts Corner for the third round of the 2010 Championship.
For the second year running the Stingray RV Super One MSA brigade travelled across the Irish Sea to Nutts Corner for the third round of the 2010 season.

After several years of hard work by the Eastwood family to bring the venue up to standard, once again Super One was treated to some traditional Irish hospitality with several local dignitaries on hand to give the event a truly special feel over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend.

Even though the weather refused to co-operate for much of the weekend, which in turn made tyre conservation a major concern for the KF classes, the atmosphere surrounding the meeting was bright, bringing some great joy for the popular Eastwood clan.

In Cadet Comer Tom Harvey continued his mid season ascendency with a double victory, just two weeks after winning the third and fourth rounds of the MSA British Cadet Championship at Whilton Mill. Harvey now leads both the Super One and British Cadet standings for his Fusion Motorsport team.

Eclipse Motorsport's Connor Jupp finished just three tenths behind Harvey in the first final with round one winner Max Vaughan third and American Santino Ferrucci in fourth just ahead of Ross Gunn.

Behind Harvey, Vaughan, Jupp and Gunn also featured heavily in the second final but it was Lando Norris who eventually claimed second to the flying Welshman aboard Mick Barrett Racing's Tonykart. Jupp took third from series rookie Jordan Gilbertson with fifth place enough to keep Vaughan in second place in the overall standings. Gunn took sixth and moved into fourth place in the points table just behind Norris.

In his third season in KF3 Charlie Eastwood, younger brother of Super KF racer Raymie finally broke through for his maiden victory in the MSA British Junior Kart Championship, winning the first final before taking a lights to flag victory in the second despite Ben Barnicoat throwing everything bar the kitchen sink at the chirpy young Irishman.

Eastwood's job in the first final was helped when Sennan Fielding threw a chain whilst in hot pursuit, Fielding failing to win on his first appearance with an Intrepid chassis and it was left to Jake Dennis, who himself started mid pack after a retirement in the heats, who picked up the cudgels to finish second. Barnicoat and poleman Jake Dalton were next with Matthew Graham rounding out the top five.

At the start of the second final Barnicoat relieved Dennis of second place and gave chase to Eastwood. However it soon became apparent that unless Eastwood made a mistake around the circuit he knows so well Barnicoat wouldn't be able to pass him. No mistake was forthcoming and Eastwood duly claimed the double win, which helped move him into third place in the points table behind Barnicoat and series leader Dennis, who faded to eighth in the second final.




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