Junior drivers take centre stage

The final National Schools Karting (NATSKA) race event of 2016 took place at the Blackbushe Race Circuit in Camberley in November, with Tarporley Karting Team (TKT) fielding just 8 of the 57 competitors competing.

As well as the seven standard race classes there were ‘novice sessions’ which allows new drivers to gain both valuable practice and event signatures which go towards them acquiring a race license.

Here are the finishing positions of the TKT competitors:

Class 1 (Cadet karts for younger drivers) was split into Novice and Competition, where Abbie Mills picked up the Novice of the Day Trophy and Jake Bastable and Alfie Roberts finished 3rd and 4th respectively in the Competition races.

In Class 14 (TKM Restricted engines), it was back to winning ways for Harvey Cole who finished 1st. Harvey continues to show enormous confidence and ability which augers well for his future when he will be competing in one or other of the senior race classes.

In Class 7 (TKM) Kurt Roberts came in 3rd, closely followed by Sam Saltmarsh in 4th. This was a particularly good result for Sam as it was the first time that he was gridded in this class, having recently completed his 4 ‘back of grid’ entries.

In Class 15 (Rotax) TKT fielded 2 drivers, Jake Saltmarsh equaled his younger brother’s feat of finishing 4th whilst Tom Taylor was down in 11th place.

TKT cater for children aged 8-18 throughout Cheshire and the surrounding areas who are interested in starting out in karting or who may be karting already and want to compete in the NATSKA race series. You don’t need your own kart or gear to start, the club can provide all that is required to begin kart racing! To find out more please contact Howard Malyon on 07887 626 320 or look at the TKT Facebook page.