HARVEY TASTES SUCCESS AT SHENNINGTON Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey clinched his first meeting victory of the season at Shennington in Oxfordshire at the weekend, in the latest round of the BRSC Stars of Tomorrow Rotax Mini-Max ...
HARVEY TASTES SUCCESS AT SHENNINGTON
Bassingham kart racer Jack Harvey clinched his first meeting victory of the season at Shennington in Oxfordshire at the weekend, in the latest round of the BRSC Stars of Tomorrow Rotax Mini-Max Championship.
11-year-old Harvey, driving for the top Sheffield based Strawberry Racing Team, dominated the Mini-Max class all weekend, with victory in the opening heat on Saturday. He managed to overcome getting caught up in an accident at the start of the second heat, which left him down in 13th place.
A superb drive from the back of the grid in the third heat meant he took third place at the chequered flag and a fifth place starting position for the final.
A great start allowed him to make up one place as the lights went green and by the end of lap two he had moved into the lead and was powering away from his rivals, eventually finishing over four seconds in front of the chasing pack.
"I'm very happy with this result," said Jack. "After I got caught up in the crash in the second heat I just had to keep my head up and put it out of my mind. I thought to myself as we lined up for the final that I was fast enough to win as long as I got a good start. I just concentrated on getting that right. From then on it was a case of picking off the guys in front and getting away from them once I was in the lead," he added.
"The team has been working so hard over the last three weeks to get the kart and engines working well. My engineer Chris Rogers has been doing some set-up work and it has obviously paid off with this result. Everything just came together this weekend and we are determined to keep the momentum going for the rest of the season," said Jack.
Strawberry Racing team principle Paul Spencer was delighted with Jack's maiden victory and can't wait for him to continue his good form throughout the rest of the season.
"I'm delighted with Jack's speed and driving this weekend," he said. "He has been the fastest lad out there and it will be a great boost for him coming into the middle of the season," he added.
Harvey now has a three week break before he resumes his charge on the Stars of Tomorrow title at the Three Sisters circuit near Wigan. However, he will be in action next weekend at the "O' Plate meeting at Larkhall in Scotland with the aim of continuing his current form.