Full Throttle Ahead for CAM Karter ReecePublished: 20 October 2015
Sunday, 11th October saw 15 year old CAM ambassador, Reece Cullern-Jones take up the wheel once again to compete in Round 8 of the Clay Pigeon Club Championships.
With three qualifying heats to get through it promised to be a tough day. When the more powerful Junior Max Kart was unexpectedly included in Reece’s category, the going got tougher still.
Heat One proved to be an epic battle, as the faster Junior Max karts set a blinding pace. A combination of quick thinking and precision driving helped Reece achieve fourth in class, in a race where only eight-tenths of a second separated the first five karts at the finish line.
The drama continued into Heat Two, with Red Flag incidents causing several stoppages. Skilful defensive driving from Reece in Heat Three enabled him to maintain his track position, finishing fifth on the road and third in class.
Finally, after a thrilling day of racing it was time for the Final. As the first seven Karts raced in tight formation, breaking through seemed impossible. Reece’s gritty determination helped him improve on his poll position though and finish 6th on the road and fourth in class.
An exhausted Reece, commenting on the day, said,
“With every race I learn how to get a little bit better. Today I was up against more powerful karts, but it just meant I had to drive smarter”.
The Clay Pigeon Kart Club was founded over sixty years ago. As the early racing home of 2009 Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button, it proudly boasts,
“Karting and Formula One Champions start with us”.