Mixed fortunes for karters

Two kart racing drivers from Comet country enjoyed differing fortunes in round four of the British Stars of Tomorrow kart championship. Ollie Howell from Shillington and David Pittard of Letchworth GC were among around 50 of the best karters in Britain at

Two kart racing drivers from Comet country enjoyed differing fortunes in round four of the British Stars of Tomorrow kart championship.

Ollie Howell from Shillington and David Pittard of Letchworth GC were among around 50 of the best karters in Britain at the Whilton Mill kart racing track in Daventry.

The season just gets better for Pittard, who is taking his GCSEs at Highfield School in Letchworth GC, after his best ever finish in a Stars of Tomorrow final.

He was absolutely delighted with his runner-up place and said: "I have finished second, fourth and fifth in three of the four finals so far this year, and along with second, third, ninth and 15th final grid places shows great consistency in my driving."


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The weekend's meet at the Northants track gave him a heat win, fourth and seventh from 51 starters.

The final was a hard race where he led for about seven laps until he was overhauled.

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He fought back and the final saw four drivers going for the win. Pittard made a great move and came across the line in second place.

Howell, who is also taking his exams at the Samuel Whitbread Community College in Clifton, endured a frustrating weekend.

After just making it into the final in 28th on the grid following chassis problems, he was 19th.

The next 'Stars' meeting is in South Wales on Sunday, June 29.

To follow their progress, go to www.brdcstars.co.uk

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