Pow­er­ing to two na­tional ti­tles

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TWO young­sters from All Hal­lows and Mac­cles­field Schools Kart Club raced to vic­tory in the Na­tional Schools Kart­ing Cham­pi­onships at Daven­try, Northamp­ton­shire.

Ciara Power, 14, and 16-year-old Cor­rie O’Con­nor claimed na­tional ti­tles in Honda and high power classes re­spec­tively at the Whilton Mill In­ter­na­tional Kart Cir­cuit.

The club sped to more suc­cess with rac­ers Shane Power, Joe Long­den and Jor­dan Brown record­ing top-three spots in their classes, while Dan Wool­ley com­pleted his fi­nal novice prac­tice ses­sion.

Ben Heyes and broth­ers Michael and Pa­trick Jen­nings nar­rowly missed out on top hon­ours due to me­chan­i­cal is­sues with their mo­tors.

AMS team leader Mark Bellerby praised the achieve­ment of the kart club’s mem­ber.

He said: “For a small team, it has been a very suc­cess­ful sea­son with the club claim­ing two na­tional cham­pi­onships.

“Kart­ing is one of the few sports where males and fe­males com­pete to­gether and Ciara cer­tainly showed the lads how it is done this year.

“Our new novice driver Dan Wool­ley also com­pleted his fi­nal novice prac­tice ses­sion and I look for­ward to Dan rac­ing with his full li­cence next sea­son.”

AMS Kart Club has been linked to the All Hal­lows and Mac­cles­field area for al­most 40 years and has been rac­ing at a na­tional level against other UK schools for over 30 years.

They of­fer young peo­ple between the ages of eight and 18 from all Mac­cles­field and sur­round­ing area schools a cheaper route into mo­tor­sport rac­ing at a ‘fun, yet com­pet­i­tive level.’

The club has driv­ers from St Al­bans Pri­mary, Fal­li­b­roome, Tyther­ing­ton and All Hal­lows schools, and for­mer rac­ers have gone on to build stud­ies and ca­reers in mo­tor­sport and en­gi­neer­ing.

The non-profit club are look­ing to build on their suc­cess at na­tional level by of­fer­ing new re­cruits from any Mac­cles­field schools the chance to race dur­ing the 2014/15 sea­son from Septem­ber.

They wel­come any young peo­ple who want to learn more about the first steps into mo­tor­sport and work­ing in a team en­vi­ron­ment.

“We are look­ing for five or six new re­cruits,” said team leader Stu­art New­ton.

“They can be as young as eight years old but we tend to fo­cus on those between the ages of 10 and 18.

“We en­cour­age those want­ing to get in­volved in an ex­cit­ing sport to get in touch.

“We don’t solely ac­com­mo­date for driv­ers, as there are also op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able such as roles as me­chan­ics and mar­shals.”

Lo­cal young­sters in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved should email Stu­art on info@am­skart­club.org

●● Ciara Power (at the wheel) with me­chanic Re­becca New­ton and team leader Mark Bellerby

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