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Kayde Cornofsky continued his excellent form securing the runner-up position at the weekend’s 2023 MSA Northern Regions Regional Rotax Karting Championship at Zwartkops Kart Raceway.


Despite finding himself down in fifth after qualifying, the Xtreme Racing Team driver made up two positions to finish the opening heat in third, but a subsequent nose-cone penalty dropped him down to fourth. Heat 2 would see the Allegiance Properties-backed driver step up a gear to take the battle to the inform Johan Nolte and defending national and regional champion, Rafael da Silva. The trio squabbled over the second position while Rafael de Sousa disappeared at the front. While holding onto second for several laps, Cornofsky took the chequered flag in third.

The final heat would again see Cornofsky mostly battle with Nolte for the runner-up position as De Sousa checked out. The penultimate lap would see Cornofsky unable to defend from Nolte, who took the position ahead of Cornofsky in third. Post-race scrutiny of De Sousa’s kart found irregularities, and the driver was excluded from all race results, giving Cornofsky the second overall finish on the day.

“It’s been a tough day,” said Cornofsky. “The racing was intense, and I just tried to hang onto second as Raffie (De Sousa) was down the road already. I picked up a nose cone (penalty) in Heat 1, which was quite annoying, but that spurred me on for the other two heats. Johan (Nolte) has become quite the competitor of late, and it wasn’t easy trying to keep him behind me. All in all a good result and another positive step in the right direction. Thank you to the team and my family for the support.”

Kayde is backed by Canario Cornofsky Attorneys, Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant, Allegiance Properties and Smith Garage.


Published by: Motorsport Fanatix – Raymond Cornwell

Picture Caption:  Kayde Cornofsky

Photography by:  Motorsport Fanatix

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