Cole Edwards of Charfield wins first race at Clay Pigeon 2 stroke TKM Karting Championship
12:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Thornbury Sport
COLE EDWARDS took his first win in the Clay Pigeon 2 stroke TKM Karting Championship last weekend – after borrowing his mum’s kart.
The 13-year-old from Charfield won his first heat and looked confident despite having to use an unfamiliar kart.
Heat two led to disappointment when the kart failed to start due to a technical error.
However, Edwards got his head down and finished third in heat three with only three tenths of a second dividing first and third place.
Starting third on the grid in the final, Edwards drove superbly in wet conditions, fighting his way up to second place, despite a 1.5 second lead by the first place driver.
Determined to get the result he deserved, Edwards caught the first place driver, following him for several laps before passing him on the penultimate corner to take the chequered flag.
The youngster also received support from Conor Hardiman, who is the mechanic for European Karting champion Robbie Gallier.
Edwards said: “I am really pleased with my result and would like to thank my dad and Conor Hardiman for their support, John Crookes for my engine and my mum for lending me her kart as mine had been written off.”
Edwards is currently in fourth place in the Junior TKM Championship at Clay Pigeon with his mum, Sally Edwards, the only female driver in the Senior TKM class in eighth place.
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