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MOTORSPORT: Grantham’s karting Kieron is no longer a novice

Kieron Neil

Kieron Neil

A young kart racer has finally been able to shed his novice plates after a difficult first season.

Eleven-year-old Kieron Neil began his karting career in May in the second round of the Trent Valley Kart Club Championship at PFI Brandon.

Racing in the WTP Cadet class, Kieron found himself up against some of the country’s best drivers. He finished that race a creditable seventh.

In the weeks and months that followed, Kieron competed in the WTP class at both Fulbeck and PFI.

During the season he won four “best novice” trophies and finished in third position in the Lincs Karting Racing Club Championship.

Unfortunately, Kieron endured a number of mechanical problems which have hindered his progress throughout the season.

His KRN Racing team switched him to the “Comer” class in an effort to find more consistency.

This saw Kieron enjoy much more time on the racetrack and culminated in him finishing best novice at TVKC in round seven of the Comer class. He came from the back of the grid of 33 starters and finished all three qualifying heats, climbing through the field to 20th position.

Not only winning his first best novice at TVKC, Kieron also completed his final qualification race to shed his novice tag.

The whole team were delighted with Kieron’s performance and are looking forward to improved qualifying and competing for honours at the front of the field as his career progresses.

* If you would like to help with Kieron’s progress through sponsorship, contact Geoff Green at Sky Cabs on 01476 501501 or Grant Neil on 07984 703876.

 

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