Friday, 21 February 2014

CKRC 2014 - Round 1 - 16 February 2014

The first round of the Cheshire Kart Racing Club 2014 championship took place on 16 February. It was rather cold - typical February weather! The random grid placings placed Samuel at different grid start places across the three rounds however he finished in first place for each of them with progressively quicker times - 49.79, 45.42 and 44.72.

In the second heat he finished a clear 5 seconds ahead of the next placed driver and set the fastest laps in both heats one and two.

In the final he started first and finished first with a 6 second margin to the second placed driver and in the fastest time of the day (setting a new season lap record) with 44.27. The final wasn't without drama - in lap 7 he dropped back to 2nd place but pulled it back by the tenth lap.

And here he is on the podium with his first place trophy

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Cumbria Kart Racing Club 2014 - Round 1 - 9 February 2014

Samuel had a trip up to Rowrah the home of Cumbria Kart Racing Club and their first round of the 2014 Championship. One of the rounds of the NKF (Northern Karting Federation) Championship takes place at Rowrah so its useful experience for him.

There were 7 Hondas on the grid and Samuel started in 6th place for the first heat and made up two places. Heat two he started in 3rd and finished again in 4th and for heat 3 he again started in 6th place but had his best finish of the heats in third place.

He started the final in 4th place and finished 5th with his fastest lap of the day being 59.87. A good weekend which will help him later in the year when he races there again.