Super One at Whilton Mill track – Freddie Slater

Super One at Whilton Mill track

Back at his local circuit Freddie raced the second round of the Super One British championship. With the weather taking a turn for the worst it was a difficult weekend for Freddie and the team. Friday practice was 6 sessions of full wet weather, Freddie managed to show good pace in the torrential conditions. Friday evening was qualifying and Freddie chose to chase down the pack to achieve a fast time. Hitting traffic in places he came 4th overall but knew he had more in the tank for the next day.

Freddie didn’t disappoint on the Saturday. In the heats he opened a gap to take wins in both wet races. Maximum points meant he would start on pole for the prefinal the next day. Although there was no rain the track was still wet from the day before. As it got close to the prefinal the track started to dry and the team opted for slicks. Some fellow competitors had opted for wets. The start of the race was difficult for Freddie as the wets were faster but as he patiently waited and as the kart came on he was able to push to the lead. With a great move he slid into first and didn’t look back, opening up a 3 second lead over the rest of the field.

The final was disrupted by a number of restarts and incidents due to the circuit conditions. Freddie read the track well and took the lead early on. Leading for the majority of the race Freddie his team mate pushed away from the rest of the field by a considerable margin. A close battle at the end meant Freddie crossed the line second but what a great weekend for the 9 year old! Almost maximum points means Freddie’s championship lead was strengthened. He now heads to Forest Edge Circuit this weekend to race with his younger brother Alfie, who is competing in his first race with Fusion Motorsport.

Photos Copyright Chris Walker – Kartpix.net & Stu Stretton.

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