Usually the mention of a Go Kart conjures up images of those
pedal powered, four wheeled contraptions used by your five year
The ones we
were introduced to were 270cc, petrol powered monsters capable
We signed in and paid our money and then were
ushered off to the fitting room. Suffice to say racing
overalls dont flatter all who wear them but add a certain
something to others
Robbie gave us all sealed envelopes so the team
picking of eight each side was fair although it was a little bit
odd that the three Hemel participants ended up in the same team!
Team Red were up first. We all expected Jonnie
Boy to qualify fastest and he didnt disappoint he zoomed off
the grid in first position, closely followed by Mad Kev and
John G. The race was certainly a tight one, Jon set the
fastest lap of just over 43 seconds. Geared up for a win, Jon
spun off when trying to overtake Shiny Mandy and it was either
Kev or John who shot between the pair of them and unsettled Jon.
Now in last place, he fought an unbelievable battle to finally
come in third place. That is certainly commendable, especially
as he had some serious catching up to do.
Kev was first all the way until the very final
lap when John shot past him to take the win.
Team Red had the weather with them and the
track was dry right until the very end. And then
It was time for Team Blue to take the track
just as the heavens opened!!
Qualifying was certainly interesting, I managed
to take last place on the grid I can only put it down to being
a careful female driver!
The lights turned green and we all shot off only
to fall at the first hurdle and everyone of us spun on the first
sign of having to turn the wheels it was carnage. The second
corner wasnt much better, I spun again only to see Shiny
Steve coming towards me faster than I would have liked
(Ooooooh I felt that).
Gradually we all got the hang of it. Difficult it
certainly was and I believe we Had More Fun than Team Red
doing it in the dry. Suffice to say, the Eastern Region Has More
Fun when its raining!.
After lots of spins and lots of tail out action,
The Man from Priory Richard took the honours with Roadster
Robbie close behind and Shiny Steve in third. I finished
sixth and set the fourth fastest lap (faster than DAZMAZ).
Congratulations to those who received a trophy
and thanks so much to everyone who came and made it a brilliant
This month has been absolutely brilliant, but I
think its time to take a bath and soothe the poorly aching
Heres to our next Motorsport Month
© 2005 Kendra
Dixon Eastern Region
RESULTS JUST IN
race 1 the (the red
race) in the dry mostly..
1 john g Hemel
2 Mad Kev Eastern
3 Jonnie Boy Eastern
4 california2 Eastern
5 lizwal Hemel
6 neil aka dad matt Eastern
7 katz Hemel
8 shiny Mandy Eastern
race 2 (the blue race)
in the wet..
1 Richard Eastern
2 roadster robbie Eastern
3 shiny steve Eastern
4 martin Eastern
5 dazmaz Eastern
6 kendra Eastern
7 GazzaK Eastern
8 kenward Eastern
Kendra & Robbie.
and Martin's Album
Many thanks to the contributors
of the above photographs.