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Drysdale dominant in Auckland

A dynamic Dylan Drysdale has taken the series points lead in the premier Wifiplus KZ2 class after a dominant performance at the penultimate round of this year's Molecule ProKart Series in Auckland over the weekend of July 29 and 30.

Heading into the round at the new Auckland Cup meeting at KartSport Auckland's Giltrap Group Raceway, reigning class NZ Sprint champion Drysdale shared third place in the points standings with multi-time former class title holder Ryan Grant.

With Grant sidelined by an elbow injury, it was top Australian driver Troy Loeskow who provided the competition but Drysdale qualified quickest, and after sharing heat wins and fastest race laps with Loeskow on Saturday was completely dominant on Sunday, winning the third heat, pre-final and final.

Loeskow and local class young guns Taylor Harte and Bradley Hicks also impressed, but Drysdale  - literally - was unstoppable, further lowering the new class track lap record (set by Loeskow on Saturday) in the third heat on Sunday morning then going quicker again to leave it at 25.576 in the pre-final.

The result is that Drysdale has leap-frogged former points leaders Mat Kinsman and Aaron Wilson in the overall points standings and has a seven point lead over Wilson heading to the Molecule series' final in Hamilton in a fortnight's time.