Harvey Suffers in Season Opener Ten-year-old Kart racer, Jack Harvey, suffered a poor start to his 2004 race season, after finishing a hard fought 15th in Round One of the MSA Super One Championship at the Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan on ...
Harvey Suffers in Season Opener
Ten-year-old Kart racer, Jack Harvey, suffered a poor start to his 2004 race season, after finishing a hard fought 15th in Round One of the MSA Super One Championship at the Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan on Sunday (March 7).
The reigning WTP Champion -- backed by family company, Harvey Fabrications - started the weekend well, ending up second fastest in the opening practice session on Friday. An even better run followed on Saturday morning when he topped the timesheets ahead of his rivals by almost two tenths of a second.
However, in the afternoon sessions he struggled to match earlier pace and the team were unable to find a reason why. A hard charging Jack fought his way up the grid through the early heats and started a superb 4th in the third heat, but was pushed off the track by a rival and had to settle for a lower place.
The early problems and the collision in the heat meant he had to start from 22nd on the grid for the final. Despite still struggling for pace during the final he managed to haul himself up to 15th place at the chequered flag. A frustrated Jack was still upbeat afterwards.
"We should have lined up in the top five of the grid for the final with the pace we had earlier in the weekend." He said, "It was frustrating not to be able to get to the bottom of why the kart suddenly suffered a dip in performance, but that is part of racing. The kart felt better in the final but it was just still not quite quick enough against a field like this." He added.
"We are able to drop a round at the end of the season so we will have to start our championship proper at the next race and work even harder."
Jack will next be in action on 'home ground' in the next round of the Super One championship at the PF International circuit near Brandon, Newark in four weeks time. (April 3/4)