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Kart ace Noah leaves rivals in his slipstream
Noah Chamberlain has just secured his second consecutive karting championship title at age just eight years old.
The Oswaldtwistle youngster recently claimed the coveted IKR IAME Cadet Championship title at the iconic Three Sisters Circuit, near Wigan.
Noah went into the final race of the season with a small point’s advantage over his nearest rival aiming for a victory – but more importantly focused on a good haul of points to secure the Championship.
The day got off to a slow start with proceedings being delayed for 30 minute due to fog. However once visibility has improved the first session got under way and Noah got down to business. The St Andrew’s Primary School pupil and his team made good use of the day’s opening test session setting his kart up ready for qualifying. With a large turn out on the day traffic proved to be a challenge for the qualifying session with Noah struggling to get a clear lap in. Despite not being totally satisfied he did managed to squeeze in a lap which proved to be good enough for pole position by a stunning eight tenths of a second.
The following heat races went largely to plan with Noah finishing ahead of the pack but importantly putting him P1 on the grid for the all-important final race. Unfortunately, the final race of the day didn’t quite go to plan. Noah was beaten off the line by a faster starting kart which then unfortunately held him up during the race. Despite having a pace advantage which in clear air would have seen Noah eke out a usable advantage he managed his frustrations well despite not being able to find a way past. Noah resisted the temptation to chase the race victory with an “all or nothing” overtaking move and kept focused on the main prize, the Championship title. Noah finished the final in P2 but importantly secured the valuable points needed to claim the title.
In addition to winning the crown, Noah also extended his consecutive podium finish streak to an amazing 18 races over a remarkable two year period.
Dad Glen, who also heads up Noah’s mechanical team, said: “It has been another fantastic season for Noah, he has shown maturity beyond his years this season. He hasn’t won as many races as last season but he has been supremely consistent. He hasn’t been off the podium in two years now and it is for that reason why he has done so well.”
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