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Friday was a fabulous dry day and immediately Joe threw down the gauntlet and showed that he was the one to beat over the weekend. As the day progressed the other drivers neared and some matched him but then one driver found some real pace and we knew we had a great weekend of racing on our hands.

 

Saturday began with torrential rain. Joe sat in his kart in full wet set up ready to go out when there was a dreadful crash in the session before us, the young driver was badly injured and taken to hospital where he is now recovering. The racing was postponed and we were fortunate that the rain passed and racing could begin again.

 

Qualifying was immensely tight, track position caught us out on our flying lap and we had to settle for  third.

 

Heat one he pulled clear with another driver and was happy to settle for second. Heat two was a bigger battle but fifth was a good result and it gave us grid three for Sunday which is on the inside and where he wanted to be.

 

Final one had a rough start with lots of jostling and Joe dropped back a few places but was soon in his stride and with passing places limited he seized every opportunity and once he hit the front he was uncatcheable finishing over six seconds ahead of the chasing pack.

 

Going off pole for final two he led from lights to flag eventually taking the chequered flag over four seconds ahead of his team mate and taking the event fastest lap in the process.

 

Getting to the front isn't easy at Super One, leading a race and pulling clear of drivers in your slipstream and not making any mistakes is a great skill, Joe gave us a demonstration of how it should be done this weekend.

 

Joe now leads the British Championships but with three rounds to go there are many laps yet to be raced and nothing will go unchecked and nothing taken for granted.

Triumphant Turney at Fulbeck

The British Championship kart driver showed he is a driver with great talent at round four of the British Championships winning both of the finals and setting the event fastest lap.

 

Lincolnshire's Fulbeck kart circuit played host to the Super One Series for the first time in many years. The little used circuit sits in the shadows of it's prestigious neighbour PFI but nonetheless played host to some superb racing over the weekend.

 

The circuit is a very tight 930 metres with two chicanes, two hairpins, very limited run off areas and tyre walls very close to the track sides. The drivers have to carefully balance their speed and positioning at all times as this is a track that bites.

 

Joe had been there once before but never in the wet, there was no question that this had potential to be a tough meeting.

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