The team set off for a first competitive NatSKA meeting since March; little did we know that Bayford Meadows would be the last time on track before the disruption caused by COVID. A beautiful sunny day in a flat Lincolnshire vista meant perfect racing conditions, with no need for wet tyres!
Last season three KHS drivers achieved 2nd place NatSKA championship finishes in their respective classes, and all were in action. Deven Trotman moved up to Class 11, and drove excellently to come 2nd overall on the day. Samantha Seward, driving a TKM for the first time, performed very creditably in a strong Class 7 field. Further up the same track AJ Arnold was having struggles with engine issues, but still managed to bring home a 4th place trophy. Josh Behan won his first Class 11 heat (ahead of Deven), but sadly a crash and an injured wrist curtailed his day. Dougal Hamilton-Smith, moving up to Class 12, showed great controlled driving, and will clearly be a competitive force as the season progresses.
Class 11 Novices James Thompson, Laurie Wessel, and Drew Lobo came through relatively unscathed, although the latter discovered that his steering problem was due to a bent track rod resulting from one of a number of departures from the tarmac!
Thanks from the team go to Mrs Thatcher for the delicious packed food, Mr Arnold for his tireless efforts to keep the karts going, and Mr Marton for all his hard work in preparation for the meeting.
KHS Driver of the day - Deven Trotman's 2nd place, including an excellent heat win 'Even better if' award - The Class 11 Novices for demonstrating how NOT to assemble a new trolley!