Samuel entered a brand new championship aimed at non MSA drivers at the Three Sisters race track in Wigan. Round one of the IKR Championship was held on 21 April.
There were 3 Hondas racing against Iame and Comer engines and there were 11 racers overall in the Cadets. He qualifed 9th and then moved up to 7th after the first heat. The second heat was a bit more nailbiting as he didn't make it very far due to an incident with another kart - race footage taken with a GoPro Hero 3 black mounted on the front of the kart is below.
He was taken off track by the paramedics in the ambulance and given a through check over - he was ok and fit to race although he had missed heat 2. He started 9th on the grid for the final and at this point it had started to rain although not too heavy.
Samuel enjoys racing in the wet and he picked off the drivers in front of him lap by lap and finished overall in 5th place, just 0.27 seconds behind 4th place. He finished second in the Honda class and all the results can be viewed HERE. Footage below of the final
And here he is with his second place trophy:
Round 2 takes place on 19 May