Cadet Kart Championship

 2021 Cadet kart Championship 2020 was a very steep learning curve, both for me but also for my pit crew, Dad and Grandad.  This year we have once again enrolled in the Cadet Kart championship at the higher weight of 112kg, This will be my final year in Cadets. Can you help me with a little donation as this is a very expensive hobby?

First outing in the OTK Kosmic Mercury - Junior Rotax

Saturday the 25th September 2021 was the first session in the kart. All week I was watching the weather hoping it would stay dry and it did - Amazing! We set off at about 5:30am in the morning. Dad had already loaded the car and put the Kart on the Trailer the night before so we could just get up and go.  Its was about a 2 hour drive up to Teeside Karting and it felt like forever.  Once there we made our little camp, just next to the maintenance shed and set to work setting up the kart and preparing it for the first session. Its not the impressive awning set ups, motor homes and camper vans that were around us but its our home. Grass Roots and Lad and Dad Karting on a budget.  In panic, dad forgot to get the castor oil for the fuel, he forgot that the 2 stroke Rotax needed to have some oil in it so he went to see if he could get some. Lee from Lizzy Mentier racing saved us and gave us a bottle of oil and a little advice on the ratio. 125ml per 5 litres of fuel to make the perfect 2 s

Hooton Park Circuit

 I am putting together some data to help me and others set up and prepare for each track I visit.  Hooton Park Circuit Location:   Eastham Cheshire  Address:       Website:   Over night Camping:     Over night camping is allowed. The grassed areas are nice, clean and flat.  Hooton, Cheshire weather forecast hourly

Junior Rotax - a new beginning.

So the new episode begins.  After dropping out of CKC 2021 due to being too big and heavy we have invested in a 2018 Kosmic Mercury Junior rotax with an Evo engine.    We are aiming our first practise session to be at Hooton, I will be giving a full report of the session some time next week. 

CKC - Round 2 - Lydd

Round 2 was at the end of the school holidays after bank Holiday weekend. Mum and Dad took the whole week off and we took a few days going to the beach at Lytham , boating on Windemere and going to the fair at Heaton park . I really enjoyed it and was a much needed break from school.  Lydd is a 6.5 hour drive and over 300 miles, Grandad hired a van from Enterprise  and we travelled down Thursday afternoon. After 7 hours we finally arrived and stayed overnight at the Premiere Inn  near Ditton in Maidstone. My Dad thought it was funny that the "Fitton's were in Ditton" and posted an embarrassing post on Facebook..  Lydd is a fast circuit with some quick chicanes and large sweeping left handers combined with some long straights  Friday Practice On Friday we drove down setting up at the far back on paddock B (which is where you'll find us Saturday and Sunday), the sky was dull and we could see rain over the ocean and by 9 o'clock the rain hit and everyone was panicki

CKC - Round 1 - Whilton Mill

Round one was the first time I had been in the kart since the last race of 2020. I was very excited.  Whilton Mill, is near Northampton, about 2.5 hours drive for us. Grandad hired a Van and we went down early Friday morning to get an extra days practice in. Yes - I got permission off school.  This time Dad is trying to keep costs to a minimum so we took the tent down for the weekend and found a pitch on the grassed area of the paddock. We brought some mattresses we had from last years caravan and Dad slept on an air bed that kept deflating.  This is our base... Whilton Mill The Circuit at Whilton Mill is fast with some great complex corners.  A bad corner through the boot and you don't have enough speed to get up the hill towards Christmas Corner. Down hill to Ashby and you really have to get on the breaks to make the turn.  Friday / Saturday Practise The weather on Friday and Saturday was perfect for racing, cool frosty mornings leading to nice warm afternoons. Dad set the kart u