Hamilton Repeats California Street Success
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* 2016 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix kart street race meeting
HAMILTON REPEATS CALIFORNIA STREET SUCCESS
Christchurch kart ace Matthew Hamilton has successfully defended his S1 stock moto class title at this year's big Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix kart street race meeting in California over the weekend.
Lancaster is north-east of Los Angeles and as a round of the SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) organisation's annual California ProKart Challenge series the street race meeting attracts some of the top kart racers in the United States.
Though the track was new to him last year Hamilton topped the S1 class time sheets in qualifying, finished second in the first heat race and third in the second then won the Final (and main event) by just over a second from top US drivers Fritz Leesmann and Ron White.
This year he did even better, again topping the premier S1 class time sheets in qualifying before winning the first heat from Ron White and Billy Musgrave, the second from Jimmy McNeill and Musgrave, then Saturday's main event from White and Carter Williams.
Hamilton's partner, Tiffany Chittenden, also made the trip this year, qualifying eighth quickest in the S4 class then coming back from a mechanical dnf in the first heat to finish 11th in the second and eighth in the class Final on Sunday.