GALLERY: British Champions crowned at Wisbech and District Kart Club’s showcase event at The Club Field in Manea

Karters in action. Karters in action.

Monday, July 14, 2014
12:22 PM

The country’s finest karters met at The Club Field in Manea this weekend as Wisbech and District Kart Racing Club once again put on a spectacular British Championships.

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Saturday saw racers take part in the annual Fenland challenge, which included a speed run, slalom run, fastest lap and pit stop challenge.

Winners: Jack Rolfe (70cc), Kali Rolfe (90cc), Marcus Gilbert (125/4 juniors), Kevin Boyden (seniors).

Sunday was the much anticipated British Championships Race Day, which saw 84 karts compete in eight classes.

Ben Clark saw off Jack Goodliffe and Sonny Wright in a thrilling race to be crowned 70cc junior British Champion.

In the 90cc juniors, club vice chairman Karl Gilbert was bursting with pride as he watched his daughter Jemma Gilbert become the youngest female British Champion ahead of Frankie Wright and Yan Wright.

In the 125/4 juniors class, Ben Ward was the winner, with Charlie Wiles and Ellie Lawrence following him home.

Kevin Jackson won the 175/2 class, finishing ahead of Steve Elsom and Steve Wilson.

In the 250/4 class, James Fisher got the better of rival Luke Manders, with Karl Fisher finishing third.

Daniel Brown clinched his second British title of the day with a determined win in the 250/2 class, ahead of Shaun Everard and Robert Mastin.

In the day’s largest field, 21 karters battled to become 125/4 seniors British Champion.

Kevin Jackson qualified fastest and led the whole race to clinch the title, his second of the day, ahead of James Thurlow and Andrew Smith.

The day concluded in the marquee with the presentations on the podium to the eight new British Champions.

Presentations were also made to the drivers of the day: 70cc Driver Of The Day - Jack Rolfe; 90cc Driver Of The Day - Kenzey Cook; 125/4 Junior Driver Of The Day - Joseph Marston-Smith; Senior Driver Of The Day - Kevin Boyden.

A club spokesman said: “All in all it was a really wonderful weekend and a fantastic day’s racing. Although competitive, racing was fair and sportingly conducted.

“Many congratulations to each and everyone of you that took part. Irrespective of your finishing place on the day, you are all winners by virtue of having taken part in the biggest and best British Grass Karting Championships to date.

“I would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to helping organise and run this event.”

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