Karter Kirk gets off to flier in England Championship

Kirk Cattermole in action
Kirk Cattermole in action

Karter Kirk Cattermole of Clitheroe finished his weekend in style.

Kirk was racing at Darley Moor in Derbyshire aboard his 125 open six speed gearbox Raider kart, for the first round of the prestigious England Championship, held over four meetings.

He knew that the meeting was going to be well supported by some of the top competitors in his class, and to win would be tough, but Kirk pulled out all the stops to lay down a marker for the championship.

Qualifying was held on Sunday morning, in damp conditions, where Kirk managed to qualify on pole position.

The first race was going to be a tough one. The track had now dried, but Kirk had an excellent start and managed to secure first position.

For the second race, a few minor adjustments were made to both the chassis and the engine to gain a few mph down the long straights.

Kirk started in pole position, but didn’t have a good start in this race and his nearest competitor managed to gain the lead.

But by the first corner Kirk slipped into the lead again, and held a lights to flag victory, as well as setting the new lap record on lap three.

The next two rounds of the English championship will be held on August 3rd at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.

However, Kirks next outing will be in three weeks’ time for another prestigious meeting - the UK Cup at Anglesey.

Kirk would like to thank sponsors PFP services, Magnum Motorsport, Millers Oils and Cat Racing Services.