Rowrah – Club race – Freddie Slater

Rowrah – Club race

In preparation for next weekend’s British Open Championship, Freddie travelled north to Cumbria for the 2nd round of the CKRC Championship.

In order to best prepare for the big race next week, Freddie completed two days of vigorous testing Friday and Saturday, taking the kart and Freddie both to the limit.

Achieving almost 300 laps over two days was the best way to get everything into place for next week’s championship assault.

Sunday race day started wet from the previous days rain. Heat 1 went well with Freddie taking the immediate lead. Closing the gap his team mate Macintyre managed to sneak past and both challenged each other on the final lap crossing the line closely together. Heat 2 was a drying track however the team chose intermediate tyres which was the correct decision for the newly dry circuit. Posting the fastest lap Freddie caught 2nd place from starting 17th on the grid. Working as a team he pushed his team mate to the line gaining valuable points. The final heat was on slick tyres. Gaining temperature in the tyres in the early laps Freddie was able to be in the lead by the first lap from 10th position, another astonishing start from the 9 year old. Not looking back, Freddie opened up an amazing 6.5 seconds lead whilst his competitors tripped over themselves behind.

Starting on the front row for the final Freddie came across to take the lead at the start and he was gone. Opening a small gap of 5 kart lengths on lap 1 was enough to ‘break the tow’. Purple sectors from here and incredible consistency meant Freddie drove off into the distance. Taking the win in style crossing the line 5 seconds ahead of 2nd place.  Without doubt one of Freddie’s best performances to date.

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