Motorsport_Mum

Motorsport_Mum

Mum to James , karting extraordinaire and Lucy – karting wannabe! Together with my husband, we have fumbled our way through this karting malarkey. We’ve really struggled to find definitive information about karting – from safety equipment, to tracks, to days where you can have a go before spending thousands on a set up, only to learn there are several other classes that you are eligible for and might cost you less!

 

 

James has chronic Asthma, since being very small and diagnosed at just 8 months old. Not only has the asthma itself at times been life limiting, but he experienced adverse reactions to one of the medications which has had long term effects too.  READ MORE

Check out my blogs below to learn more about James – or to figure out how on earth to get involved in karting for your own child! You’ll find a few different mumblings from safety equipment, different tracks as we visit them and places that you can go and speak to experts in the field of Motorsport. 

Wombwell IKR Round 6

We have been counting down the sleeps to Wombwell IKR Round 6! This is the only track that James has actually raced on before.  He has  had a little bit more seat time since then. He's done some rounds of the scholarship at Three Sisters Circuit, and a couple of...

End of the first week back to school

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...

James’s 5th Birthday

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...

Kids Karting at Teamsport.

Kids Karting at Teamsport.

How did we find out about cadet academy? James has tried karting a few times. He's always wanted to take it up as a hobby, but we thought he had to be 10 years old or so. We once took him to an indoor electric track for his 6th birthday and he loved it. He had a...

Asthma

Asthma in the UK In the UK, 3 people die every day from Asthma. 2 of those deaths are considered avoidable through proper treatment and care. Asthma now effects 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults. Read James's story below or visit Asthma UK for more information.  ...

Which kids Rib Protector for Karting?

Which kids Rib Protector for Karting?

Its a minefield out there, looking for the best kids rib protector! Whilst I didn't want to spend too much initially in case this was just a phase. Ensuring James was safe and comfortable was paramount. Coming from an equestrian background, I know the benefit of good...

My sister came karting too!

My sister came karting too!

I did a 48.52 lap time! I have been to TeamSport Leeds like 4 times now, and my lap time is down from over a minute to under 50 seconds! YES! I am slowly getting more confident now. I am now a member and have my own membership card. We are hoping to come every two...

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