Welcome to the Tyro Junior Karting blog where we will keep you up to date with the latest race results
The first weekend in June saw the Junior Tyros at Shenington, where mixed conditions did a good job of sorting out the drivers, only one heat and the final being held in the dry.
We had two drivers in taster karts both of whom drove extremely well despite the conditions. It is not easy to master wet, drying, and dry conditions, on your first race day!
The usual contenders were up front, with a top five on the final grid of Braden Hill taking pole, from Pedro Oliviera, Flynn McClumpha, having his best meeting yet, Yas Harris and Tom Ralston. What a race this was with our first two, Pedro and Bradon, swapping places almost lap by lap, setting the same fastest lap time of 52.44secs. Behind them, finishing within a second of the leaders, were Tom and Yas, also setting identical best lap times at 52.53secs. Several drivers had their best ever finish including Flynn, Damon Richards and Joel Hull. Both our two taster drivers managed to finish the final in the top 14 places.
Next up on the weekend of 15th & 16th June we are back at Fulbeck with a guess that these rivals will be back at it battling for the top spots again.
Back at Rissington in May we had a very interesting meeting. The racing was very good and very close indeed, with the biggest gap between first and second a mere 0.11 seconds. Heat three was even more exciting with 0.3secs covering the first four!
Over the last few meetings a couple of drivers have had a rough time, but this was the meeting where they came back to their top form. Luke Woodward featured in the top five in every race and Sam Cooke took fastest lap in the final to round off his day.
The top four throughout the season so far were up their again, Joshua Leivers, Pedro Oliveira, Yas Harris and Braden Hill, battling it out in the very close heats and the tense final. Fastest lap of the day went to Yas in heat three with a 48.90, but taking the final it was Joshua from Pedro (by 0.08 of a second across the line), then Yas and Brandon.
New this year Dominic Schofield, Joel Hull and Arthur Southall are gradually getting on the pace, with a best of 50.10 for Dominic, 50.93 for Joel and 51.04 for Arthur.
We now turn our attention to Fulbeck and the weekend of 18 & 19 May, will the top four stay the same or will be yet another driver join the top group?
Great Weather and great racing at Fulbeck for the third round of their Sprint Series. Several new Tyro drivers were out with us this month and they did themselves proud. The now familiar faces who have been constantly up front so far this season kept up their challenge. Joshua Leivers, Pedro Oliveira, and Yas Harris taking victories in the heats with Pedro victorious in the final. Top of the time sheets on race day were Pedro on a 53.02, Joshua on a 53.07 and new boy Aidan Evans with a very creditable 53.13. But all of these failing to match the 52.22secs lap record set by current TKM racer Joshua Raistrick, who set the record at 52.27 in November 2017.
We are off to Rissington next for the weekend of 4th & 5th May, if the racing is as good then as it has been so far this season it would be worth turning up just to watch.
Superb racing as usual at the first Tyro meeting of the year at the Shenington Circuit. Having had a very wet Rissington to start the year, and a good meeting at Fulbeck, it was looking good for some exciting meetings ahead. Each year we see a front group of around four drivers who dominate, but as the years pass, and drivers become too heavy or too old, new drivers come forward to take their places. Sure enough we saw the new grouping in all their splendour at Shenington. Yas Harris, Bradon Hill, Tom Ralston and Pedro Oliviera were almost always in the top four, swapping places lap after lap as they battled for glory. Of course, the glory in the final, after three exhilarating heats, being the list above. Just behind this bunch, and much improved this year, we saw Flynn McClumpha, Ed Rose and Jacob Kelham, ready to pick up a place if those in front faltered. We also had some clues as to whom would be joining this second bunch very soon, a few new faces who were gradually picking up speed. Off to Fulbeck 20 & 21 April and looking forward to even more exciting racing.