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Getting Signatures on my Karting Licence

Getting signatures on my karting licence  When you start karting you are given a novice licence. This means that I start at the back of the grid for all the heats. Well all of the novices do – in a random order. To get further up the grid in the MSUK races, I need to […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown – Part 1

Lockdown Due to Coronavirus, me and my family have been stuck in lockdown since the 18th of march so today is my 20th day! I shared on my facebook before lockdown that I was going to be super careful when karting. The actual lockdown happened so quick tho. So far life has been really hard […]

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First MSUK Race at Whilton Mill

This weekend was James’s first MSUK race since he completed his ARKS test in December. We are absolutely over the moon after the weekend. James’s performance far surpassed anything we could have hoped for. Friday 21st February – Testing We left the house at 5am! These mornings are really starting to get earlier. I had […]

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Wombwell IKR Round 6

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End of the first week back to school

Sat here in the playground, pondering the week that has been. From tears and tantrums to content and settled once more. This was Lucys first week at school and not without tears. I suspect not because of school but after havkng had the whole summer at home. Something she’s never experienced before due to my […]

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My Birthday at Teamsport

My Birthday at Teamsport

I have been waiting for my birthday at Teamsport for weeks and weeks.   Alex was getting dropped off for my birthday at 9 and then we were on our way to pick up my other friends. Only he turned up at 8! πŸ˜‚   The wait is finally over On the way to my birthday […]

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James’s 5th Birthday

Why did we book a karting birthday party? Well, everything we had read suggested James couldn’t start karting till he was about 7 or 8 years old and over 25kg. Dad had even spoken to people at the Autosport show. As it turns out, he had spoken to people that only knew about cadet karting […]

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Kartal Motorsport Test Day at Hooten Park

Kartal Motorsport were recommended to my Mum and Dad last time we were at Wombwell as a potentially good team to have some practice sessions with. Although we can run on our own – Dad being a mechanic. We know there is a lot for us to learn. Mum made contact with Alan at Kartal, […]

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Summer Series Final

TeamSport Leeds – Summer Series My kart in the first session was rubbish! Fortunately it was just a practice session.  There were so many people at the track, there was a race in between the cadet and junior sessions, which made everything a bit livelier.  Jump start by one of the others in the first […]

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Sports Day 2019

Sports day

Sports day has arrived. We had to walk for about a 5 minutes to the cricket field were we did sports day. There were lots of children. We were split up into groups and my group was called swaledale B. Once we had arrived we got told which task we were meant to do. Our […]

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