KART­ING NO NEW NOSES IN TKM CLASS MSA For­mula win­ner Smith back to karts

Club­man cat­e­gory ex­empt from rule

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene -

MSA For­mula race win­ner Josh Smith will re­turn to kart­ing this year af­ter be­ing un­able to find the bud­get to con­tinue rac­ing in cars.

Smith had Rac­ing Steps Foun­da­tion back­ing last sea­son when he con­tested the TOCA sup­port cat­e­gory with Fortec Mo­tor­sports. He fin­ished 13th in the points, tak­ing one win at Croft.

He will now move to the For­mula Kart Stars se­ries, rac­ing as a pri­va­teer with his father.

Smith has his eye on win­ning the ti­tle as the cham­pion gets a fully funded drive with Fortec in MSA For­mula for 2017.

“It wasn’t like I wanted to come back to kart­ing, I would have loved to have stayed in cars but bud­get doesn’t al­low it so this is a great op­por­tu­nity for me to get back into cars,” said Smith. “I don’t think it’s a step down, I think it’s a step back to go 10 steps for­ward.”

Smith had RSF back­ing

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