AMS racers get off the start line in style
THE start of the 2014/15 karting season saw AMS Kart Club (All Hallows and Macclesfield Schools) clock up a hat-trick of firsts.
The race day was held at Whilton Mill Kart track on the outskirts of Rugby and eight-year-old William Wells in his Hondapowered Cadet pipped teammate Jack Carless to the first class one trophy to be awarded within NatSKA (National Schools Karting Association).
In Class 11, Daniel Woolley showed impressive pace in his Honda. He finished fourth overall on the day, out of 18 karts, securing his first trophy.
Jordan Brown, in his eighth race in Class 15 Rotax, secured his first high power trophy, coming fifth overall with third, fourth and fifth-placed finishes.
Former 2013 Class 11 national champion Brown said: “The racing was amazing, very close and with very changing weather conditions.
“With a damp track I took some last-minute technical advice from Marcus (Edmunds) the team’s driver development officer, and changed my kart from a full wet set up to a dry one to secure my highest finish yet.
“I was well pleased with that one.”
Ciara Power, who is the 2014 Class 11 national champion, has moved up to Class 7 TKM.
In what was her first high-powered two-stroke race for NatSKA, and having to start from the back of the grid, she showed excellent pace.
Corey O’Conner in Class 8 had technical difficulties throughout a disappointing day but will hope for better fortunes as the season gets into gear.
AMS team leader Mark Bellerby said: “It was a brilliant start to the new season with some impressive driving across the board.”
●● AMS Kart Club’s William Wells, Jack Carless, Dan Woolley, Ciara Power and Jordan Brown