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The 2004 Daytona ProKart Championship

The 2004 Daytona ProKart Championship
Round 8 - 17th October 2004 - Daytona Sandown Park

This was the final round of the 2004 championship and although Team X had already tied up the championship at the penultimate round, the remaining podium places were still up for grabs and the clubman championship remained open wide.

Heavy overnight rain had left the track very wet and practise, qualifying and the first part of the race looked certain to be slippery affair. Biz qualified on pole from Team Zaremba with Team X and Misfits making up the second row. Team Velocity headed the clubman groupwith an excellent 6th place overall in the qualifying.

With an ever clearing sky, six teams took the brave decision to start the race on slicks, including top runners JM Sport, Team Zaremba and Biz roared off into the lead, followed by Team X, Gas'n'Go and Misfits. All the slick runners went immediately to the back of the field and within 15 minutes of the start they had all been lapped. After three quarters of an hour, the hint of a dry line started to appear, the wet runners were getting slower and slower, conversely the slick runners lap times were tumbling. Consequently most of the teams decided to bring the first fuel window forward and were taking this opportunity to move onto slicks. With an hour and a half gone, Team Zaremba, JM Sport and Fabcar were right on the tail of Team X who had stolen the lead from Biz. The clubman teams were showing strongly with Stormy Normans, Westco and JKP Racing occuping 7th, 8th and 9th place respectively. It was not until after the first fuel stop and with all the teams now on slicks, that the true picture started to unfold. Team X now had a clear lead over Gas'n'Go with Biz, Zaremba and JM Sport still in close attendance. Zaremba then moved up into 2nd place and Fabcar also moved into the top six behind Gas'n'Go. At the half way stage Team X were just 14 seconds in front of Zaremba with Biz now in 3rd place. JM Sport were up to 4th just in front of Gas'n'Go, and Fabcar and Kartoon.were also on the same lap. Westco were have a sterling day and were still leading clubman's in 8th place overall. from Stormy Normans and Pogue Mahone.

With the second of the fuel stops looming, Biz had moved up into 2nd place, JM Sport were now 3rd from Gas'n'Go, Zaremba, Kartoon and Fabcar. Further down the field, Chatburn Challengers who were leading the clubman championship were having a torrid day as were Europelaw, Grassroots and Spin Doctors with an array of mechanical failures.

With all the teams having made their final stop, with the exception of Team X, the order remained much the same although Kartoon made a late appearance into the top six. Team X then made their final stop and managed to rejoin the race with the best part of a lap in hand from 2nd place Biz. JM Sport were in a comfortable 3rd from Zaremba and Gas'n'Go, whilst Westco were coming under pressure from Stormy Normans for the clubman cup. In the closing stages of the race, Biz were slowly catching Team X at the rate of half a second a lap, but time was running out. With the chequered flag in sight, Team X cruised across the line 15 second clear of Biz with JM Sport taking the last podium place. Gas'n'Go finish a creditable 4th just second in front of Kartoon and Fabcar.

Team X's domination of the championship was underlined by the fact that their worse result of the season was a 2nd place and Chatburn Challengers claimed this years clubman victory.


R8 Overall
1st Team X
2nd Biz
3rd JM Sport

R8 Clubmans
1st Westco
2nd Stormy Normans
3rd Pogue Mahone

R8 Overall Winners

R8 Clubman Winners

2004 Championship Winners
1st Team X
3rd Misfits

2004 Clubmans Winners
1st Chatburn Challengers
2nd Spin Doctors
3rd JKP Racing

2004 Overall Winners

2004 Clubman Winners

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