Wednesday, 27 November 2013

MBKC - Round 11 - 24 November 2013

24 November was the final race of the season at Manchester and Buxton Kart Club, and not sure if it was the cold, but Samuel was not quite his usual racing self.

He was the 4th Honda in heat 1 (11th from 13 overall with Comers) and then third in heat 2 (10th from 13 overall).  Heat 3 he set his fastest time of the day with a 48.68 second lap on the Club circuit; he finished third again and again 10th overall.

For the final he started in third place for the Honda's and maintained that position throughout the race.  Trophies were awarded only to first and second places so unfortunately he didn't get a trophy but picked up valuable Championship points.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Samuel - IKR 2013 Champion - Honda Cadets!

After the race at Cheshire Kart Club, we made our way over to the Three Sisters race track for the IKR Championship presentation evening.  Despite not competing in the final round of the year, Samuel secured first place in the Honda Cadet Championship!

And here he is with his first place trophy!

And if you're counting, that's his 16th trophy of the year!  And the second one of the day!

His next race is next weekend at the same race track but Manchester and Buxton Kart Club Championship where he is currently 2 points behind 3rd overall place in the Honda Championship!

Cheshire Kart Racing Club Championship - Round 10

Busy weekend!  Samuel raced at Cheshire Kart Club round 10 in the Championship and he went into the race with a slim 8 points lead in the Championship.

In heat 1, Samuel started 3rd on the grid with the Comer Cadets, finishing 2nd in the Honda's and 5th overall.  Heat 2 he started 4th and finished as 2nd Honda again with a 47.27 second lap which, considering the time of year was not too bad.

In the final he won the Honda Cadet race, improving his lap time with 44.84. Here he is with his first place trophy:

And with his team mates - Jordan took top Honda Cadet Novice and Aaron took top Novice in his class too!  So a good weekend for CKS!

With winning the race, Samuel has actually won the Honda Cadet Championship at Cheshire Kart Club!  He will be attending the awards ceremony early in January to collect the Championship trophy!

Straight after the trophy presentation we had to go to Three Sisters race track in Wigan for another presentation......

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Cumbria Kart Racing Club - Round 11

After the practice day at Trent Valley Kart Club on 1 November which he enjoyed, Samuel took a trip up to Rowrah and Cumbria Kart Racing Club over the weekend of 10 and 11 November.

This was his first time racing at Rowrah and he really enjoyed the track.  On race day, Samuel started 8th on the grid (from 14 drivers) for the Honda Cadets and finished 8th overall with a time of 65.53 seconds which isn't too bad considering that the race didn't start until late morning as the track was covered in frost!

Heat 2 he started in 9th and also finished in 9th but with a faster time of 62.63 - just over 9 seconds behind the heat winner.  In the final heat Samuel started on pole due to the random grid placings but he finished in 10th place although setting a faster lap time of 59.26.

In the final, he started 9th but only completed 4 laps as his chain came off and he had to retire from the race.  Despite this, other drivers were less fortunate and Samuel was placed 12th overall.  His fastest time in the short final he raced in was 59.50.

Next weekend is a busy one - need to be in two places at once!