ASPIRING young racing driver Craig Evans has certainly made an impression in his debut year of competitive karting in the birelArt UK Racing Series.
The 12-year-old, who lives in Wellesbourne and attends Warwick School, only started karting in November 2017 when he took part in a cadet academy at Whilton Mill in Daventry.
Taking to it immediately, Craig was invited to stay and practise for the day and this led to him having his own kart and taking part in this year’s series, which comprised eight competition weekends at various tracks around the UK.
Craig clinched the highest-placed ‘rookie’ accolade on four occasions, competing against 16 other rookie kart drivers and nine experienced drivers. He finished in second place in the ‘rookie’ championship and seventh in the overall championship.
For someone who has had no previous experience of karting before this year, Craig has done exceptionally well and now has his sights set on 2019.
Next season will be very exciting as F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo is backing the series, which opens up new opportunities and is expected to raise the profile of this hotly-contested karting championship.
Craig has also recently achieved his Motor Sports Association race licence, plus secured ‘top novice’ at three race weekends.
His mum Sarah said: “Each time he is out in the kart you can see him achieving his dream and fulfilling his potential. We all are really looking forward to 2019.”
Squab Group, the local removals and storage company based near Bishops Tachbrook, will again be a main sponsor and supporting Craig all the way, but he is actively looking for more sponsorship. To help, email [email protected]. You can keep up to date with Craig’s racing career on Facebook and Instagram by following craigevansracing.