Little Green Man

August 1, 2014
This article was originally published in Karting Magazine UK, August 2014

Little Green Man Series, Round 4, Rowrah

The aim was to beat their rivals in the Fusion awning and Dan Hart’s young stars certainly did that with three drivers from AIM filling three of the top four slots.

Dexter Patterson led the way with two outstanding Heat victories. His 5th place finish in the other one was good enough to earn him pole position for the final.

Alongside Dexter was the diminutive figure of Albert Carter enjoying his best ever starting position in a Little Green Man Final. By contrast a series of earlier mishaps meant that Alex McDade had to qualify for this race by winning the “B” Final ahead of 26 other contenders.

Patterson took an immediate lead in the “A” Final, closely followed by Carter, with Tom Wood and Kiern Jewiss just a smidgeon behind. Wood soon overtook Carter for 2nd place and Jewiss went into 3rd spot a lap later. These four gradually began to pull away from Teddy Wilson in 5th position.

In the latter stages Jewiss and Carter began to drop away slightly. With just over a lap remaining Wood took the lead, then

Immediately went into defensive mode. It didn’t quite work out for him as Dexter regained 1st place with just half a lap remaining and became the 4th different LGM winner this year Carter left matters even later as he stole 3rd place from Kiern Jewiss right on the line.

Another driver making a last gasp effort was Zach Robertson who managed to relieve Wilson of 5th position. Fin Kenneally took 7th spot, with McDade doing exceptionally well to gain 9 places and finish 8th.