AN aspiring young Grantham karter has his first race this weekend.
Ten-year-old Kieron Neil began racing at Elk Karting in Newark as a ninth birthday present from his grandparents.
Kieron’s enthusiasm for the sport and his natural ability took him to the PFI Circuit at Brandon where he has been developing his skills in his own kart.
Such was his progress, Kieron was advised to sit his MSA Association of Racing Kart School test which he passed with a 100 per cent grade.
His father Grant said: “Kieron took to karting as if he’d been born to it.”
Grant has taken on the role of mechanic and sponsor to give Kieron his chance in the sport. Funding has been limited and the kart has been developed and improved on an ongoing basis in order to control costs.
Kieron’s grandfather Geoff Green has also sponsored him through his Grantham taxi company Sky Cabs, to help with race entries and sundries.
Having attained his MSA novice’s licence, Kieron takes to the tarmac at PFI this weekend for the second round of the Trent Valley Kart Club Championships.
If you are interested in sponsoring Kieron contact Grant Neil or Geoff Green on 01476 501501.