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As a large Formula 1 fan, Riley began his karting journey at Rye House on the junior track, starting with the electric karts and moving on to the Bambinos. He took some time out before returning to the main track doing arrive and drive sessions.
In 2021 he took part in the Rookie Cup, an arrive and drive championship. This was his first championship and he was consistent throughout which saw him finish 10th in the championship.
In 2021 we purchased his first kart, a 2012 Project One Honda Cadet. Taking part in test days, he wanted to do the Rye House IKR series. We studied the times and grids and I set him a goal of hitting 44 second laps before he could enter. After a few months, he managed to hit this goal so we focused on getting in...
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I'm 16 and started driving karts when I was 6 and since have been obsessed with racing and winning.
I work hard at ensuring that I and my equipment are in the best condition and I use what I have available to the best of my ability to maximise my potential. To date I have won multiple championships including National Titles and will keep working to realise my goals.
Currently I race in the UK in the X30 Senior class with Jack Dex Racing and I am focusing on achieving my next goal which is to win UK & European kart series with my long-term goal being to drive professionally.
The partnerships I have built up over the last few years enable me to be competitive against those with a substantially...
Cover Image & Info - Updated 26/08/2021
Since 1998 J. A Pell & Son have been involved in the world of Motorsport. It’s a great family orientated sport and hobby, which incorporates our business and it’s core values perfectly. Not to mention a fantastic wind down from the world of general life and work! You can follow the journey of ‘J. A. Pell & Son Motorsport’ on and off the track.
KartingForum.co.uk was recently launched, which is intended to help the Karting community and bring a fresh platform to the scene. KartingForum.co.uk has been created to help people within the sport and support small businesses within the industry. We post regular updates on our Driver Journal via KartingForum.co.uk and also other social platforms...
so I’m actually a late bloomer to the karting scene, starting in hire karts at bayford meadows. It took literally 2 practice days and 1 race day in hire karts before I bought 2 go karts off a friend (a big leap I admit). Having seen the competition in BMKR, I decided to use the karts I had to practice as much as possible to get my times to within a couple of seconds of the race pace. To get my race craft up I entered the hire kart championship at Bayford Meadows coming 8th overall in my first year with a second place in round 4. I’ve carried this on for the last two years becoming a more consistent driver and a better racer, whilst also doing owner driver practice days and the occasional marshaling.
roll on to 2022 and I’ve...
2018 junior subaru champion
2018 BMKR driver of the year
2020 25th in the British championship in senior rotax(first attempt)
Bayford meadows junior subaru lap record 50.3
Bayford meadows senior rotax lap record (maxxis sports) 45.88
Drives for GMS Motorsport
I'm brand new to karting and only had my first seat time at Whilton Mill last month at an Arrive & Drive.
I'm also fairly new to motorsport in general and before Hamilton won Silverstone last year after the controversial clash with Verstappen, I had never even watched an entire F1 race let alone a season.
That race grabbed my attention like nothing before and ever since I've always looked for my next fix of any type of motorsport. Recently it's the WRC during the F1 off season.
I'm 28 and weigh 16stone(!) but my passion for this sport has already driven me to loose the weight so I can be faster on track.
On my first outing at Whilton I came 16th out of 21 places which I will take any day of the week given it was my first time and I...
12 years go was the last time I sat in a Rotax as a junior.
Now 27 & alot larger than I was at 15 put me into the Senior Rotax 177. Usually coming in around the 183-185kg. Need to work some weight off for sure!
So I purchased a 2020 GMS complete chassis & engine from Dave at GMS. As it's not a very common kart I was quite concerned at 1st but definitely a nice chassis to drive & work with on the set ups.
I missed the 1st round of the BMKR, other than that I've done every round. So far scoring 91 points every round (rounds 2, 3 & 4). 2nd in all my heats & finials. On to round 5 next... 15/08/2021.
Just purchased a new engine & carb from Dan Holland Racing - Time Race Engines. Going into the 5th round of the championship I'm...
Hi my name is George and i'm racing in the Junior Rotax class next year (2022) I will be focusing on Bayford Meadows hoping to get in the top 3 of the championship after winning the Super One title in Minimax I feel like its best to move to the more powerful engine thank you for reading my post!
My name is Claudia Bushby, I am 14 and I race rental karts in the Club 100 Super Lightweight, Brentwood race league and BP championships.
My previous experience is racing rental karts at Rye House in the cadet ones and I managed to get a win and 2 seconds which got me to the point where I wanted to race at different tracks and with harder people racing to help me with gaining some experience.
Anyway, I had my first league race in karts that were 10 mph faster than I have been before with only a couple practice days under my belt with 50 other drivers.
Qualifying: p16 (last)
The format is 5 minute warm up and then a one lap quali and unfortunately I pushed a little too hard in the first and second corners and brushed with...
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Team 13 Karting
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My motor racing career began back in 1987, with the purchase of my first kart at the tender age of 8. Competing successfully against modern day luminaries such as Jenson Button, Daniel Wheldon, Gary Paffett and Anthony Davidson I was crowned Welsh Driver of the Year three years running, as well as finishing on the podium at the Little Rissington club championship, at that time considered to be the most competitive club championships in the UK. A lack of funds led to the hard decision to concentrate on my career.
I returned to the motor racing environment...
BMKR Final Round
With a few races under my belt, I had planned to start this in the 2022 season but after talking to @Adam and @Billywatts, I have decided to start now as it gives me something to do over the break 😂
Qualifing - P5
The P5 in quali was a great start to the day as this was far and away my highest starting position. It was very wet and the track had very little running for the day. The conditions where extremely tough and I think this gave me a slight advantage. I was able to set a time of 58.00, just 1.5 seconds off pole. It also gave me a great run into turn 1 on the inside. However after the first 4 or so laps my visor fogged up and my times quickly fell off. In hindsight, as i could barely see 2 metres infront of...
I started karting a few months back and went for indoor karting. After doing a bunch of sessions my laps got better and ended up averaging in the middle of most races. I have been close to podiums and I was on track to getting 2nd / 3 rd in two/three of my last races, but messed up with my pedals being locked up and the other times I didn’t have the strength. I’ve competed in the bikc2021 but dnf the regionals as I had no practice in the diesel kart ( I had only driven electric before). So now I’m trying to keep my health up so that I can compete in indoor karting races and move up to outdoor karting where I want to compete in championships . Only problem for me is funding, it’s really tough and will get more harder to pay for outdoor...
Been meaning to do one of these for a while, finally gave into @Adam ‘s persuading 😂
Introduction - My first year back in karting for 7 years, racing in the 177 rotax class at BMKR and some on off rounds in the LIKC.
Now that we are 4 rounds into the championship at bayford and currently leading the championship by 57 points; nows a good time to update on my progress throughout the year.
With taking the win at the first round was more then successful for my first race weekend back. But the next 3 rounds would find us fighting setups and mechanical issues with the kart, guess that’s the issue with second hand parts 🤷🏻♂️. It’s a hard learning curve with it feeling a lot like a full time job at times with all the hours of researching...
I am a Belgian karting driver in Australia driving in KA4. I’ve really enjoyed Motorsport since I can remember, and my dad used to be a karting driver too. I really look forward to my future in Motorsport, and if I can make it to higher levels of Motorsport.
I've finally got some time on my hands so I thought I'd at least make a start on a drivers journal.
I've been hooked on karting ever since my old man took me for a look over tilbury...I started indoor karting on my 14th birthday (1998) and raced there - Rayleigh indoor karting for 2 years.
I was bought a 100cc on a Fullerton chassis on my 16th birthday and cracked on with practice days over tilbury for a year or so before saving enough for a Rotax Max. First max was on a CRG chassis but later moved onto a Tonykart Venox. Never done anything but practice days over Tilbury and Rye house, Then done a few IKR rounds at lydd in 2014 before selling up and trying oval racing in mini super two's for a year.
Life took over for a while so...
My name is Lee Allonby. I am 30 and I am a Vehicle Mechanic in the British Army. I race karts for the Army in the Armed Forces Karting Championship.
I took an interest in karting at the age of around 14 after some arrive and drives as a child, I would always win and never really understood how but the natural rwcecrwft was always there, sadly I never pursued karting further until a lot later in life. In 2014 I saw a flyer in work for trials for the Army Karting Team and decided to check it out. I was successfully enrolled onto the team after scoring well against other triallists at an arrive and drive event and then put through my paces in an Army pro kart over several times sessions at Clay Pigeon.
In 2016 my operational commitments...
Ty is 11 & Karting since 8 from indoor. Starting out in Iame & won his 1st championship only 6m into racing his own kart, Wombwell Winter Series.
The following year Ty moved in to a brand new & faster class to compete in the British SuperOne Championship. This would not of been possible without sponsorship from PVF Scaffolding & headline sponsors Buildbase. Ty finished 10th overall in this top of the game Championship & 12th in the country. As well as SuperOne he also competed in the Fulbeck Sprint Championship securing 2nd place.overall.
Ty still carries on with indoor Karting & 2020 will see him take part in the British Indoor Cadet Karting Championship.
Ty has attracted a wealth of companies & charities who support him due to his...
Cruz Speakman is a determined 12 year old boy whose dream is to have a career in motorsport. Cruz has shown real skill from an early age when he first hit the track at the age of 5. Since 2012 Cruz has entered various competitions throughout Spain and the UK showing real talent, gaining numerous podium finishes. In 2015 Cruz participated in his first championship, the “Valenciana Championship”. Cruz was the youngest competitor in his category and secured podium finishes and finished third place in the championship. In 2017 Cruz’s season ended with coming 2nd in the Spanish championship. In 2018 we made the bold move of relocating back to the UK to give Cruz a chance to race against the best of the best. Cruz has spent the 2018 season...
I am a young driver with a lot of potential just not the budget to match it.
I am currently racing in many championships, such as buckmore park junior series, BP Pro Series with the best drivers from around the UK, and the Kent Cup Subaru series.
I have been asked to join the UKC (ultimate karting Championship) but don’t have the funds to be able to participate in a Full season.
I have also tested Ginettas at Blyton Park witch went very well showing pace in the car and speaking with some teams around the track.
I have also recently started an endurance team where in our debut race as a team we finished 3rd after 6 hours.
I have also been in talks with foreign F4 championships and have been offered test days in Sepang Malaysia.
Hi everyone - thanks for taking the time to read this thread.
Unlike a lot of other drivers who've posted, I'm not an owner driver or for that matter a young driver at the start of their racing career. Instead, I'm a 44 year old guy in Kent who races hire karts at Bayford Meadows and Buckmore Park. I'm primarily an endurance racer - the longer the better. In my early twenties I raced Senior TKM at various circuits including PFI, Clay Pigeon and Three Sisters. Now that my kids have grown up a bit I've returned to motorsports as both a competitor and a Marshall (at BMKC club meetings and at Brands Hatch).
Hire Karting obviously restricts the amount of testing I can do, as does family life so I am borrowing some skills and techniques...
My Name is Indy Kassy I am a 17 year old racing driver located just outside the Nations Capital of Washington, DC
I have been Karting since the age of 8 and competing nationally Since the age of 12. I currently compete in X30 Senior class as well as a Briggs and Stratton Lo206 class which is very popular in the United States. When I was 15 I started competing in Road Race Karting events which are basically racing karts at over speeds of 100+ Mph
I have been very successful in road racing with 5 national wins and over 15 top 3 finishes in just 2 years. I finished 6th in the championship in 2018 and received rookie of the year honors. In 2019 I managed 4th despite missing two rounds due to funding. I am forward to fighting for a...
My names Chris Teague, I'm 30 years old and live in Cornwall. I have recently bought my own kart after years of wanting to get into motorsport. A 2016 Tony Kart 401s Rotax Max pre evo.
It is literally a dream come true to be able to have my own kart after wanting to get into motorsport my whole life but never being able to do it for one reason or another.
Obviously being down in Cornwall I am miles away from anything (apart from the sea) but the circuits closest to me are Mansell, Clay and Llandow.
I am very much a beginner and a complete novice to racing. I have managed to get out to Clay Pigeon for a few practice days and have absolutely loved it. Have already met several great new people and some have become friends. The pit...
Hi my name is Tighe Wratten and i am 11 years old. I have been racing for over 5 years with a thorough passion throughout. I am looking for sponsorship to help me out along the way. If you are interested in sponsoring me please dm me on Instagram and we can work a deal.👍 my Instagram is tighewrattenracing_
Hi fellow kart lovers!
My name is Jack Watson and I competing in the 2020 military championship this season! After falling in love with this sport just like the rest of you I have made the commitment to buying my own kart!
As we all know too well Karting isn’t cheap and to that end I am looking for sponsorship for this season!
We race across the UK at the best circuits in the country such as Rowrah, Larkhall and many more!
For more info please check out my social media and feel free to get in contact!
Facebook: Jack Watson