11 December 2016 – Hunts Kart Racing Club

Jack had a good result at the Hunts Kart Racing Club at the weekend, finishing 7th out of a strong field in the Senior X30 class.

It was a competitive drive on the Kimbolton Circuit which can be fairly challenging in the wintry conditions.hkrc_map_track_v18_2015_circuit_1

This was Jack’s penultimate preparation race before taking part in the full X30 Senior British Karting Championship in 2017 where he is expecting to get strong results.

 

 

 

Jack to Drive in the Super One Karting Series in 2017

Jack has earned a place on the grid for the 2017 Super One Series – the top tier of kart racing in the UK.

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Super One is highly competitive, and features some of the best racers in the country competing in close racing at some iconic circuits over the course of the season.

Jack will be racing in the following events:

As the top tier of kart racing in the UK, Super One benefits from full coverage on Motors TV during race weekends, making it a great opportunity for sponsors and supporters to build awareness of their brands.

Jack’s looking forward to a strong year in the class, with the opportunity to prove himself against some of the best racers in the country and demonstrate his potential to a wider audience.

Testing at Shenington, October 2016

As part of his preparations for a full season racing the X30 at senior level in the 2017 Championship, Jack spent a day at Shenington testing with Mark Litchfield in late October.

We made a conscious decision to hold back on racing in 2016 while Jack focused on his GCSEs and qualifying for the AASE course at Loughborough College, so the testing sessions focused on familiarisation with both the track and the new kart to get him ready ahead of a return to the track at Whilton Mill.

Jack's Helmet

New Helmet Design for Next Season

A big thanks to MDM Designs for the fantastic job that they’ve done with the design for Jack’s helmet.

SONY DSCA massive amount of work went into getting the look which features Jack’s lucky shark on the back – it’s what other drivers will be looking at during races next season!

30th January 2017 Ice Driving with John Haughland

winterrallyAs Jack steps up his preparations for a full rally season in 2018, he will be attending the John Haughland Ice Driving School to improve his skills on challenging surfaces.

The training takes place from 30th January through until 2nd of February, and will involve a substantial number of training miles.

 

23 October 2016 – Whilton Mill Karting

On 23 October Jack raced at Whilton Mill in the X30 Class, and performed well against a competitive field.

This was Jack’s second race in succession after his outing at PFI, and followed on from extensive testing with Mark Litchfield and his ongoing work at Loughborough College as part of his AASE Course.

Race Photos

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On the grid and ready to go.

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Right on the racing line and taking a place.

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Close racing through the chicane.

 

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Jack (#18) leading the race in the early laps.

 

 

 

Kartmasters – British Kart Grand Prix – x30

Jack took part in the Kartmasters British Grand Prix X30 at the PFI track.

This race marked his return to karting after 3 years competing in other series, and came 5 years after his last Karting Grand Prix.karting

Despite not having raced the new layout of PFI before, Jack performed strongly in the Senior X30 class.  In a field of 50 experienced racers, he made his way through the pack during the event to finish in 20th.

We’re looking forward to his return to the circuit in September.