Whilton Mill 24th & 25th September 2016 – Freddie Slater

Whilton Mill 24th & 25th September 2016

Returning to his home track Freddie was confident in winning another trophy for his selection. Saturday practice went well when Freddie posted the fastest lap of the day in the final session nearly 4 tenths faster than the opposition.

Waking up confident for the Sunday race it was forecast to be a dry day however English weather prevailed. A storm overnight left the track wet for morning practice. In a short 3 laps Freddie posted the third fastest lap out of 28 drivers. Drying for the heats Freddie started at the back in every race; this being his last race as a novice in this position. In style Freddie made up 19 places and finished 6th in heat one.

In similar fashion Freddie managed to climb to 4th in heat two. Both impressive feats from the back of the grid. In last minute fashion the rain fell before heat 3. A last minute rush to prepare the kart the team managed to make the grid. Starting 26th Freddie was up the front by the first lap. Impressive wet driving saw him take the lead and no one would stop him. By the last lap he had opened up a tremendous 13 seconds lead. A breath-taking achievement for the 8-year-old novice. Certainly a win he will never forget.

Lining up on the final grid on pole position as a novice certainly got the paddock talking. Freddie took the pressure in his stride and started the race with a menacing attitude. Working with the front pack he showed strong pace. Last lap complications meant the leader got away and Freddie managed to cross the line in 3rd.

A fantastic podium for what was his final race as a novice. The next challenge the final round of LGM at PFI.

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