Harvey Poised For 2004 Championship Season Kart racing Champion Jack Harvey is gearing up for the 2004 season as he heads towards round one of the MSA Super One Championship, at the Three Sisters kart circuit in Wigan next weekend (March ...
Harvey Poised For 2004 Championship Season
Kart racing Champion Jack Harvey is gearing up for the 2004 season as he heads towards round one of the MSA Super One Championship, at the Three Sisters kart circuit in Wigan next weekend (March 6/7).
Ten year-old Jack - who is backed by family business, Harvey Fabrications - beat off fierce competition last year when he clinched the WTP (World Technical Product) Cadet Championship against top opposition.
However, this year is going to be one of the toughest the young star will have faced yet, in what is regarded as one of the hardest and most prestigious kart series in the country, as he drives with the Worksop based JM Racing Team.
The Super One Series has seen current and former Formula One drivers, Jensen Button and Ralph Firman, compete in the past. Jack knows that he will have to perform at the highest level every time he takes to the track to bring home silverware again in 2004.
"I know that this will be a harder championship than last year as the level of competition will be higher," he says. "We did a club meeting at the circuit recently and I qualified second in the final. Unfortunately we had a mechanical problem during the race so failed to finish. Hopefully that will have got the problems out of the way for the first race."
"If I can qualify at that sort of pace all year then I know that we have a good chance of winning it. I'll be happy to come away from the opening round with a solid top ten finish. If you fail to score in just one round in this series it can end your championship bid." he adds.
Although the opening round of the season will see him focus fully on the Super One series, Jack will also launch a bid on another top class championship in April. However, before then he is relaxed and can't wait to get back into competition.
"I feel really good about the new season and know that I can run at the front. Everything has been going well in testing so far and I am relaxed and excited about the racing so we will wait and see what happens during the year."
Jack will take to the track on Saturday morning for the first of several practice sessions and heats before the finals on Sunday afternoon.