School Sport: Brentwood pupils crowned regional karting champions
PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 May 2017
Two teams gearing up for trip to national finals
Brentwood School’s karting A team were crowned BSKC South East of England Regional Champions for the third year in succession after an exciting day of racing.
A total of 18 schools battled it out for the title during an extremely competitive final at Buckmore Park in Kent, and Brentwood’s A Team amassed 97 points out of a possible 100, to win by a clear sixpoints.
Brentwood’s B Team included a trio of much younger students in Mason Murray, Adam Richards and Rishi Gupta, who have only been racing together for five months, and drove with determination and skill to finish in third position and also qualify for the BSKC National Final at Whilton Mill in July.
Defending champions Callum Brooks (captain), Iaroslav Kovalev, and new driver Ethan Brooks, drove superbly to dominate throughout and finish in first place once again.
Each driver had to compete in two races at the event, with Callum Brooks driving confidently to win both of his races.
Newcomer Ethan Brooks showed no fear and also won both of his races, while Kovalev bravely made his way through the pack from the back and after encountering some bad luck, finished a highly respectable fourth
Brentwood’s A team were runners-up in the National Final in 2015 but they will be hoping for a repeat of the 2016 result when they also scooped the national title.