McLean Crowned X30 Mini Champion in LGM Tour

McLean Crowned X30 Mini Champion in LGM Tour

Joshua McLean rounded off a perfect year, as he clinched the LGM Tour title at PF International last weekend. Despite finishing 2nd on the road, McLean did enough to finish ahead of his nearest rival, Lucas Ellingham and team mate Zac Meakin to take the tour honours.

Date 7th October 2018
Event Little Green Man
Track PFi

McLean Crowned X30 Mini Champion in LGM Tour

Joshua McLean rounded off a perfect year, as he clinched the LGM Tour title at PF International last weekend. Despite finishing 2nd on the road, McLean did enough to finish ahead of his nearest rival, Lucas Ellingham and team mate Zac Meakin to take the tour honours.

With the rain falling throughout the day, a tricky Timed Qualifying took place on Saturday afternoon, to which Ellingham took Pole Position. Meakin was 2nd, ahead of Fusion team mate Cian Shields. McLean was just behind in 4th, was Jessica Edgar rounded out the top 10. Ian Aguilera made a return to English karting, however his inexperience in the rain showed, as he could only manage 16th fastest.

Conditions were completely different on Sunday, as the sun shone over the Lincolnshire circuit. In Heat 1, Ellingham took a lights to flag victory, ahead of the charging Ivan Lomliev and Rashan Chigorimbo. Edgar was up 6 positions by the flag, finishing 4th, ahead of McLean in 5th and Meakin in 10th. Shields was awarded a 10 second penalty, dropping him outside the top 10, to 14th, after originally crossing the line in 6th. Aguilera had an opening heat to forget, as he was also caught up in an incident, finishing down in 24th. In Heat 2, McLean took victory, ahead of Lomliev and Shields, Edgar 6th and Meakin 7th. Aguilera’s (16th) bad luck contained, as 10 seconds was awarded to his finish time, after finishing up in 11th.

Knowing only a technical infringement or exclusion from the meeting could hinder his championship hopes, McLean (2nd) played it safe and cruised home behind rival Ellingham, who took the victory. Lomliev was 3rd, whilst Shields climbed up to 5th at the flag after a disappointing first heat. Shields crossed the line ahead of team mates Edgar (6th) and Meakin (7th), whilst Aguilera’s (14th) miserable weekend persevered, adding another nose cone penalty (10 seconds) to his time as he finished up in 18th. McLean was the champion, topping off what has been a fantastic year for the young 13 year old.

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