Wednesday, 30 October 2013

MBKC - Round 10 - 27 October 2013

Round 10 of the Manchester and Buxton Kart Club Championship and it certainly felt like October!  Random grid placings meant that Samuel started heat 1 in 5th place for the Honda's and he uncharacteristically finished at the back of the heat for the Honda's.

Heat 2 wasn't much better and he finished 4th for the Honda's and 11th from 14 overall.  The weather was not helping the track and it was wet in patches, however it remained that way and heat 3 Samuel finished as 4th Honda again and 12th overall.

He finished marginally better in the final with a 4th place from 6 for the Honda's and 11th overall as the grid was mixed with Comer engines.

Although it wasn't a podium finish, Samuel gained some valuable Championship points and is 2 points adrift from third place and is currently leading the Autumn Series after 2 rounds with one more to go at the end of November.

So its all still to play for!

Next kart time is 1 November when we take a trip to Trent Valley Kart Club and the PFI circuit to have a practice day.  Usually lots of Honda's and a new circuit to get to grips with - should be interesting!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Cheshire Kart Racing Club - Championship Round 9

Another weekend, another race!  This time Cheshire Kart Racing Club Championship round 9.  Three Hondas racing with six Comers.  Samuel's random grid positions behind the Comers meant that he started in 6th place for heat one (finished in 3rd - 2nd for Honda) then 7th for heat two (finished in 5th overall, 2nd for Honda) and then for the final heat he was placed 7th again and finished 6th overall but in first place for the Honda's.  He almost took the fastest lap in the third heat of all the Cadets - just 0.01 seconds behind!

Going into the final, he was second on the grid for the Hondas and managed to finish in first place and third overall and set his fastest time of the day - 43.86!

Here he is on the podium with the rather large first place trophy:

And with Ryan from CKS and Troy who took top Novice for the Comers.

His next race is next week - 27 October!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Samuel - IKR Championship Round 6

Round 6 of the IKR Championship at Three Sisters Racetrack, Wigan was on 12 October and on the Valley circuit.  Samuel qualified second out of the five Honda Cadets (5th overall) and also finished second in heat one (4th overall in all Cadets).  In heat 2 he again finished second for the Hondas and third overall.

And for the final he finished in second place for the Honda's and fifth overall out of all 14 Cadets as they all race together but are classified by engine.

So here he is with his second place trophy!

Next race - next Sunday at Hooton - Cheshire Kart Club!