Forest racers reach national karting final

A team from Forest’s karting club have rocketed through to the national final of the coveted British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) 2017.

The ‘A Team’ led by Captain Krishan, Y13, won their place in the BSKC final after finishing in the top five in the London and south-east regional final at Buckmore Oark on Saturday 6 May.

Forest’s Mr Iain McGregor, who leads on the karting team, said: ‘The team did an amazing job to finish in the top five and we’re absolutely thrilled for the team to be through to the final. The team are really looking forward to it.’

The BSKC is a nationwide team-based karting championship open to any school or college with students aged 13 to 18.

During the regional final each member of the team, which consisted of Y13 pupils Krishan, Hamzah, Jake and Victor, got to have a practice run before competing in two races. From a field of 18 teams, the boys finished fifth place overall qualifying for the final in July.

Adrienne Watson, Championship Manager at the BSKC said: ‘Congratulations to the drivers from Forest School on their success.  They showed great skill to beat the other teams and make it to the national final.

‘The BSKC offers young people a structured route into motor sport and karting is a great way for them to gain confidence and learn many of the skills that will help them both in school and in other areas of their life.’

The ‘A Team’ will compete in the national final at Whilton Mill, Daventry on Saturday 1 July.

Good luck boys!