Kenya’s first Trials after a long time was a huge success!! Many thanks to Mr De Garis and Tom Chomlondeley for setting out the most amazing course! Well done! As the sections passed, more confidence was gained and we all ended up jumping and going over boulders higher than a 4x4!! This is the only sport where the entries ranged from a 9 year old boy up to a 72 year old man! What fun! Here with the final results of the first Trials.
Youngster Charles Mugo claimed a rare double during the 10th round of the Kenya National Autocross Championship staged at a new race-circuit located around Lolomarik Farm, 24 kilometers North of Nanyuki past Timau.
On his way up, Mugo savoured his first ever outright victory of the season as well as winning the under-24 category which he, incidentally, is the Championship leader.
Mugo, who was in a class of his own, won the opening practice heat and led the pack in the first three official heats.
He fired in all cylinders in the under-24 class and was ahead of his closet age-group opponent Pavit Kent who is a contender in the Junior Class.
This weekend's Kenya National Autocross 10 event takes place in new territory in Lolomarik Farm, 24kms North of Nanyuki past Timau. This was a newly added event to the calendar named Autocross 10 by the Autocross Commission that will be run by the Nanyuki Rally Group (NRG)this weekend.
This location is home to the current leader Kyle Lucas who is sitting on a decent advantage of 29 points over his closest competitors Charles Mugo of Nairobi and Samir Khan.
Following the cancellation of Autocross 6 and re-schedulement of the event by the Autocross Commission to the weekend of October 20-21, Sunday's round 7 could be very key in sealing the series for this season with front runner Kyle Lucas targeting his first Championship. He currently holds off Charles Mugo with a small gap of 7points and isn't really planing to rest on his laurels.
The event will be staged at the Jamhuri Park track this Sunday organized by Kenya Motor Sports Club (KMSC).
Samir Khan in his buggy and Ben Muchemi in his Evo VII rally car are third and fourth respectively.
Samir who was tipped for the Championship this season has seen the title slip through his fingers with Muchemi taking pole position in the first two rounds garnering two bonus points by posting fastest time of the day (FTD) in both outings.