Kart­ing ace Seb’s the wheel deal

Middleton Guardian - - BYGONE DAYS - MO­TOR SPORT

AT just six years old Seb Moore from Ne­whey Rochdale is tak­ing the kart­ing world by storm.

Seb, who at­tends Ne­whey Pri­mary School, has only been kart­ing for five months but has demon­strated nat­u­ral abil­ity when it comes to four wheels.

Fol­low­ing a fam­ily hol­i­day to Spain in Septem­ber he tried his hand at the lo­cal kart track on the hire karts. He in­stantly be­came hooked and the jour­ney be­gan. On re­turn­ing Seb at­tended Team Kart­ing in Rochdale where he be­gan to learn the art of kart­ing.

Since then Seb now has his own kart and has started rac­ing out­doors at re­gional events. He has had three races so far and fin­ished a fan­tas­tic sec­ond in his de­but race at the BKC Comer Win­ter Cup. He also now lies in sec­ond in the Cham­pi­onship in the Hooton Park Race se­ries.

Af­ter just five months Seb now is step­ping up a level and is en­tered into 2018 BKC Bri­tish Na­tional Cham­pi­onship where he will race the best of the best over 10 rounds which will see him race all over the coun­try and also Wales, Scot­land and North­ern Ire­land.

The Rochdale young­ster has turned a few heads in the kart­ing world in­clud­ing the town’s own Team Kart­ing, who be­came Seb’s first spon­sor. He is able to prac­tice mid week at the tar­mac track which is fan­tas­tic prepa­ra­tion for the race events.

A Team Kart­ing spokesman said: “It’s our mis­sion to make mo­tor­sport more ac­cept­able and af­ford­able for tal­ented young driv­ers who have the pas­sion and de­sire to com­pete in the sport.

“So help­ing Seb progress from one of his first kart­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to now a na­tional kart­ing cham­pi­onship brings us all at TeamKart­ing great pride.

“From the vast amount of im­prove­ment and de­vel­op­ment Seb has made over the past few months we have no doubt he will be very suc­cess­ful.”

Seb Moore at TeamKart­ing in Rochdale

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