After a high-speed battle in a dry race one, it was to be the polar opposite in the second British Superkart Championship race at Mallory Park.
After a handful of laps, the heavens opened turning the Leicestershire circuit into a boating lake – with survival the key for the championship drivers. In the subject of safety with drivers on slick tyres, once the race reached 75% duration, the chequered flag was waved to truncate the session.
Revelling in the conditions was Lee Plain in his F250 machine as he leapt up from third into the lead, turning his Anderson Maverick 2 kart into a high-speed watercraft. Opening race winner Ross Allen who started on pole, took a cautious approach and tip-toed into fourth to score valuable points.
One of the drivers of the race was Mark Gellatly who fought Allen and Plain for victory in his four-stroke F450 kart. Gellatly mastered the rain and secured second ahead of F250 driver Michael Goff.
Highest placed 125 National driver was once again Tom Riley, who fought his way up to eighth in his underpowered machine.
One race remains at Mallory Park, with the final race due to take place at 17:30.
Plain sailing in wet second contest
by Ben Buesnel