Driver Journal Lucas Ellingham

Driver Name
Lucas Ellingham
Driver Number
#99
Team Name
Jack Dex Racing (JDR)
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http://www.lucasellingham.com
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http://www.jackdexracing.co.uk
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Hi & thanks for clicking on this post.
I started driving karts when I was 6 and since have been obsessed with racing and winning ever since.
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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
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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 & Rotax Max classes 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 partn
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erships I have built up over the last few years enable me to be competitive against those with a substantially higher racing budget and as such I highly value those who support me, I always give 100% and always go to win!

If anyone is interested please come and follow me on Instagram & Facebook and should you be interested in coming on-board with me and my racing please drop me a message or use the 'Contact me' section of my website.
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Here's an excerpt from my CV with some statistics from my cadet & junior days

LAP RECORDS BROKEN

X30M
PF International

X30 Senior
Whilton Mill
X30M
Hunts Kart Race Club (HKRC)

X30M
Shenington Kart Racing Club

2018 RACE STATISTICS


EVENTS ENTERED25FINALS WON14
TOTAL RACES86TOTAL TOP 3 FINISHES63
CONSECUTIVE FINAL WINS7PODIUM TOTAL20
MEETING CLEAN SWEEP7CHAMPS / MAJOR EVENT WINS3
WORK & DEVELOPMENT


KART DEVELOPMENT DRIVING2017 Zip Vanquish & Synergy Honda Cadet karts
2018-2022 MS Kart Blue Phoenix rzf29 kart
DRIVER COACHINGCadets, Junior & Senior drivers
TEAM WORKWorking as mechanic in awning
Coaching drivers in the team
Thanks again for looking & hope it's been interesting.
 
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HKRC 2024 Round 1 Rotax Max Heat 1.......... P24? > P8

 
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TVKC this weekend

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Strong grid of 65 drivers
Testing went OK just dialling back into the circuit as only been here 3 times in last 2 years.
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TQ came round quick Saturday and got drawn in P1 so went as soon as lights went green, benefit was no traffic but didn't have the advantage of a tow from a driver in front.
Finished the 5 minutes P6 in group P11 overall out of 65, OK all things considered but meant more work to do in the heats.

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Heat 1 was wet so always a gamble on who has the best/correct wets for the race.
Went off P6 and had a decent start, swapped places a few times and came home in P4.

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Heat 2 was full dry and made some changes to the kart from TQ so let's see how these go and if they work.

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Had another P6 start and went off the lights, got a good start and kart felt good, midrace caught the front three and popped it by the 3rd place man going into the uphill left. The leader was gone so that just left P2 available and on the last lap I went up the inside into hairpin 2 and thought I'd got the job done but there was contact between my outside rear and his inside right which ended up in a bent axle for me, noones fault just a racing incident but this made the last 1/2 lap very difficult as I had no pace and the group behind caught me before the next corner.
Had to go fully defensive as was just so slow but managed to make it to the flag and take P3.

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So, the finishes and TQ put me where for the final, guess?...... yep, P6, I've got to say I was getting a bit bored of P6 today lol.

Anyway, we went and I dropped a couple of places in the first set of corners due to the melee but going into hairpin 1 sent it and made it to P5 from 8.
Head down and pushed forwards and got to the lead group of 4 and slotted into P3 at the 2nd hairpin.
For the rest of the race we all swapped places but unfortunately my P2 position was not to be as into hairpin 2 on thr penultimate lap the group behinds momentum moved me wide and caused a gap to the driver in front so I had to push and try to secure P3 which is where I took the flag.

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We all go out to win but I'll take a Podium this weekend in thr company that was out there, got fastest lap in Heat2 and was quickest in the final until the last lap so loads of positives to take away.

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Big shout out to Jack Dex, JDR, MSKart, Time Racing Engines, ARC-AV for the unwavering support.

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If anyone in interested in coaching days please DM me as I offer on track, off track, data etc etc and can do most circuits. I guarantee I'll make you quicker lol.

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Photo credits to Chris Walker aka Kartpix, many thanks Chris
 

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HKRC Round 2 last weekend

Weather was looking grim but turned out to just be a bit damp...but not at the right time

Testing was short on Saturday but OK, very fast in mixed conditions with a big buffer of a second in one session and needing to find a tenth or two when it dried up.
Due to the large number of entries forcing a heat to take place on Saturday for some drivers but unfortunately I was not in this which was a shame as it rained so would have been a result as not only would it have been a strong race for me but I would have saved my slicks for 1 heat.

Sunday and its 2 heats to go.
Heat 1

Started P3, it was damp so on wets, got a good start and into T2 took the lead but got clipped by the driver I'd just passed which slowed pace. Going into T4 got loaded off track and rejoined in 5th or 6th so had some work to do.
Pushed for the remaining 7-8 minutes and brought it back in P3 with promotion to P2 after bumper penalties were applied.

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Heat 2
It was dry and starting P27 so it was just focussing on making up as many places as possible to get a front end grid slot for the final.
Got going and just started picking off drivers wherever I could, pace was good and finished in P8, making up 19 places at the flag.

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Overall Classification

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Final
So, P3 start for the final and there was a new factor to think about, some drivers still had brand new slicks as they had been drawn in both wet races.
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We went round and the 1st start was void, which was not good as this allowed the new tyre drivers to scrub them in more...anyway, 1nd attempt we went and into T1 I got squeezed into P3 but coming out the P2 driver had a mechanical and this held me up allowing the P1 driver to get a sizeable gap of just over 1s. I pushed hard to try and reduce this, which worked for two laps but then his tyres were fully in and he started to eek out the gap but a tenth or 2 each lap.

The driver with new tyres was in P3 now and starting to close the gap and with 3 minutes to go he caught me, now do I defend, no point, too long to go so I let him pass and try to keep with him but he had the tyre advantage which resulted in being a tenth quicker each lap.

And so I took the flag in P3 out of 49 which was OK.

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Big thanks as always to JDR, MS Kart, Time Racing Engines & ARC AV & IT for their support.

2 Wins and a P3 for the team out of 8 classes isn't bad, go to Jack Dex Racing JDR to see how they can help you progress and move up the grid.
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