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Karting season hailed a success

Burgeoning talent:Cadet drivers Tanner Correia (third), left, Roman Wilkinson II (first) and Isaiah Daniels-Greene (second). (Photograph supplied)

Scott Barnes, the Bermuda Karting Club president, has hailed the 2021-22 season as a resounding success.

The past campaign saw an increase in the association’s membership at all levels and run without any interruptions owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It was a good season,” Barnes told The Royal Gazette. “Fifteen races and we never had to miss one with the Covid restrictions, so overall a very successful season.

“We started off under Covid restrictions and had to do split race days. But we found a way to make it work .

Barnes was particularly thrilled to see the association’s youth program thriving again.

“Our juniors is something that we have been pushing and this year really took off,” he added.

“I think we had eight new drivers come in and it’s a class we didn’t have two years ago because all the juniors kind of stepped up to the senior class.

“That class has really grown, which is great because the youngsters are the future of the club.”

Her was equally as thrilled to see an increase of competitors at the senior level.

“We had new senior members coming in every class so the club has really grown this season, which is good to see,” Barnes said. “I think we got up to 42 karts racing this season.”

The 2021-22 season officially ended with the last race day at Bermuda Motorsports Park at Southside, St David's, last weekend. The campaign consisted of the National Series Championship and Trophy Series Championship.

Jonah Moniz (Cadets), Blake Horseman (TAG Senior), Ryan Rebello (Shifter Stock Class), Shannon Caisey (Shifter Modify Class) and Jason North (L026 Senior Class) won their divisions in the National Series Championship.

Moniz, Horseman, Rebello and Barnes (L026 Senior Class) claimed honours in the Trophy Series Championship.

Barnes is now looking forward to building on this season’s success during the next campaign, which officially begins on September 11.

“Next season looks very promising,” he said. “There was a bunch of karts sold at the end of the season to new people looking to start next season, so we’re definitely looking good.”

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Published May 07, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated May 07, 2022 at 7:53 am)

Karting season hailed a success

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