AMS rac­ers get off the start line in style

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

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

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