About Me

My photo
My name is Kieron, I have been MSA kart racing for 3 years. I currently use a TONYKART chassis with a ROTAX JUNIORMAX engine. I regularly race at RISSINGTON Race track

Thursday, 24 June 2010

delay in posting news

Hello, sorry for the long delay in a new post, we have been very bust at Challenger Racing getting ready for a new seasons racing, To bring you up to date we now race at Rissington in the Cotswold's, March was a bad race meeting, April was no better, with bent axles, engine mounts coming loose, petrol pipes splitting..... need I go on, all this is just one week-end, May and June have been very very good, June resulted in us getting our fastest ever lap times, 42.9 seconds, lap record is 42.5 so we are well on the way to better times, also we are now front running with Kieron battling for 2nd place in one heat. We started the final in 8th position and after some really excellant driving unfortunatly we coudnt finish any higher but we did gain 2 championship places. July 4th next, if the weather is as good as it currently is I feel we should have another fantastic race result, will let you knoiw more after.
Take care

Thursday, 8 October 2009

next race

Our next meeting is at Shenington on Oct 18th, we are currently 9th out of 32 in the championship so we are looking forward to the next three races, we would like to get in the top five but we will wait and see.
I am currently in negotioation to get a sponsor to pay for our racing tyres next year, 12 sets in total, will let you know more when or if I am succesfull.
The Tonykart chassis is still performing well but we will see how in goes in October as when the weather gets colder the engine performance drops off.
Bye for now.

Monday, 21 September 2009

latest result

Well, Shenington was a great week-end for us, we have moved to a Tonykart chassis which resulted in us being able to carry more speed throughout the track due to the chassis allowing more flexibilty therefore more grip. This enabled us to gain our fastest lap at Shenington which was 45.25 seconds, 400th of a second of the final winner and a top speed of 50mph, this has moved us upto 9th position out of 34 in the club championship, a great effort with three races of the season left.
Next race is October, hopefully the weather will be with us.

Thursday, 27 August 2009


It went really well at sheni last weekend. I didn't get rammed off, no blow out out and no one was hurt. I managed to gain 3 spaces in the final to finish 18th. We have also bought a 2008 Tony kart EVXX RACER to replace my 2006 Arrow AX9

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

No racing till August

Well, the school summer hols is now here and Kieron has got some holiday time in Turkey with his grandad and family so we won't be racing until the 3rd Sunday of August, this will be at Shenington (hopefully no rain).
September and October should be quite busy for us as we will be racing both at Rissington and Shenington both month's, thats once a fornight for the 2 month's, all should be well and we will try to beat our last times.
The last race meeting was memorable foer the wrong reasons, Kieron drove really well on the track, it was all the things that happened off track.
First the engine woudn't rev so a few adjustments made, then whilst changing tyres I cut my inner thigh just missing my Veveral artery, fortunatley there was an ambulance nearby , then Kieron got rammed off the track.....twice........deliberatly, then I got a blowout on the caravan on the way home on the motorway!!
Next time the week-end had better be good or I'll end up screaming.

Take care see you next meeting.

Challenger Racing.

Sunday, 12 July 2009


I did well at Rissington, I am only about half a second off the lap record. On the final lap I went on the inside and out braked number 40 but on the same lap 2 bends later I went to fast in and went out wide and he got past and 3 novice's stuck behind him.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Rissington 5 July

Well, thats the next race week-end, Rissington, a great twisty track.
I have now had Kieron's engine problem rectified, it just would not rev high enough to pull through the bends and power down the straights, after a chat with the engine builder it was decided a new '09 cylinder head with a carb dyno-tune was required, what a difference, on the Dyno the previous cylinder head was pulling 15HP, now its pulling 18.5 HP, which has already gained us 1.5 seconds on the track, great!!

Last time we were at Rissington we finished 5th, we are hoping for even better this time.
I will keep you informed of how it goes.

As always, if your there you will find us with our big red CHALLENGER RACING flag, come and say hello!!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Monster trucks

We went to Cardiff and the stadiwm y mileniwm (millennium stadium) to watch MONSTER TRUCKS. Watching MAXIMUM DESTRUCTION on free style was really good because as he jumped he flipped and the suspension broke. Last year escalade came with a cadilac escalade which had spinners and neons, but this year he changed it to backwards bob which was a normal truck but the body was on thewrong way. Cant wait until next year

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Rissington race week-end

I went really well out on the track on heat 1, I started 5th and finished 6th so I only lost one place. On heat 2 I started 2nd which is my highest start but, as I started the carb. flooded so it held me back and someone went around taking people off and took me off. So on the first lap I was last, but I managed to get 2 or 3 places back. And on heat 3 I started 9th and someone didnt get on the grid quick enough and another person couldnt start so in a minute I was 9th to 7th, during the heat I gained 2 places so I finished 5th, my highest finish
On the final I did well I only lost 2 places and finished 9th.

Saturday, 25 April 2009


We are finally going to Rissington next week were jack won his last novice trophy. Hope I do well.

Friday, 24 April 2009


new pods and front nose cone!!, looks better even if the radiator is still bent.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009


In the practice sessions I was doing 48 seconds and in the final I doing 46 seconds and if my dad had changed the carb. I would of gained 2 extra places

Last Fridays pratice

The week before Sheni we went to Rednal and it poured down, it was like driving on ice with tyres which have no tread. On one bend it had no grip at all so you had to go really slow, the kart has no power steering so to turn with grip you have to accelerate, it dried out again and we went through 10 liters of fuel and still didn't have enough ,in the end we ran out.

Sunday, 5 April 2009


I put them the wrong way around by accident, the purple is the old one and the black one is the new

Malaysia F1 race

What a way to finish a race in the pouring rain, thunder and lightening. And lightening so hard the screen went off for a minute or two and the main grand stand was struck 3 times. What a win, BUTTON won it again.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

The new parts !!



The side pods, bumper and the stickers came a while ago and finally I can put them on my kart on Monday.

Malaysia F1

The qulifing went all right for Button, Not very well for Mclaren Mercedes. I bet Ferrari wish they hadnt let Mr. Brawn go because Brawn Mercedes are doing well and for the first time in his carrer Button has qulified 1st 2 times in a row

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What a race by Button

He managed to win a race even with 2 safety cars and BMW`s crash was pretty bad.
We had a wheel hanging off in my last race and carried on !!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

New parts!!

Well, after the last race event, Kieron managed to get involved in a few scrapes and crashes, I don't like crashes because crashes mean money :) and sure enough!!
I've had to order a complete new bodywork kit, new side pods, nose cone and nassau panel, not only that but a new sticker kit as well.
The radiator can stay, I've never seen a banana shaped rad before but as it's not leaking it can live on to see another few races yet!!
Next race for Challenger racing is Easter week-end, hopefully the sun will shine and Kieron will do well.
Rissington soon, first week-end in May hopefully assuming I can get time off work!!!!

Don't forget, Challenger racing is always on the lookout for sponsorship, if you can help in any way then your details will be on the kart for all to see then please contact me on the e-mail.