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.

Harrison Scott completed the podium with Edward Jones storming through the field to take fourth ahead of the consistent Graham, Roy Johnson and Dalton. Fielding's charge from the rear of the 23 kart field stalled after 17 of the 22 laps when he retired from 14th place.

The KF2 field shrunk to just 12 entries, something the series will have to address if, as rumoured, the British title moves from Super KF to KF2 in 2011, but the event will be remembered for the fact that it was here that Danish driver Jacob Nortoft finally lost his unbeaten record. After winning all four finals from the opening two rounds the Ricky Flynn driver made it five out of five in the first final despite starting only fourth.

With poleman Alex Walker completing only one lap, Nortoft put on a stunning comeback after dropping to last on lap two to take the lead from Billy Albone on lap 13 of 23. He then watched nearest challenger Callum Bowyer retire to leave Oscar King as his nearest rival. King finished one second behind Nortoft but two seconds ahead of his namesake Jordan who, like Sennan Fielding was on a new (Birel) chassis this weekend.

Newly crowned O Plate winner Jake Lloyd just missed out on a podium place in fourth with Albone fading to fifth and early race leader Steven Napier only eighth.

With many runners looking nervously at their tyres ahead of the second final there were fears (or hopes depending upon which awning you worked in) that Nortoft's exploits in the first race had used up too much of his rubber and those fears would prove to be correct in a thrilling second final.

From sixth on the grid Ollie Morris-Jones took the lead at the start as Nortoft slipped to third and the two King's collided and dropped to the back. Napier made a lightning start and grabbed second but couldn't hold off Nortoft who eventually retook the lead from Morris-Jones on lap six.

But the man on the move was Walker who, from the back of the grid, used his far fresher tyres to good effect picking off kart after kart until taking second place from Morris-Jones on lap 13. It took Walker six laps to erase the one second deficit to the race leader and on lap 19 he swept by to take the win and inflict Nortoft's first UK defeat.

Morris-Jones completed the podium with Albone and Napier disputing fourth right to the flag, Albone coming out on top and Bowyer rounding out the top six.

Nutts Corner also saw Mark Litchfield lose his unbeaten 2010 record in Super KF as only ten drivers lined up for the MSA British Kart Championship although Litchfield kept his title hopes well and truly alive with victory in the second final of the weekend.

Reigning European KF2 Champion Jordan Chamberlain crossed the line first to win final one but the Welshman's miserable season continued when he was found to be underweight and was excluded, handing the win to Tom Grice from Litchfield and Jonathan Walker.

Litchfield fought back in the second final, grabbing the lead from Grice on the opening tour and never looking back. Inspired by his younger sibling Raymie Eastwood charged through to take second place after a lengthy scrap with Grice while Walker fell to fourth.

Chamberlain's luck didn't improve when he retired a handful of laps into the race and with reliability problems also accounting for Sam Blake, Elliot Burton and James Godbehere there were a paltry half a dozen karts running at the end of the race.