Powering to two national titles
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 email@example.com
●● Ciara Power (at the wheel) with mechanic Rebecca Newton and team leader Mark Bellerby