Feels like we've been away forever! So here we go, our first season in Junior Max, expecting it to be physically much tougher. Riley may be tall but hes only 13 and some of these other guys look like men (they can be 17 years old).
Thanks to Daryl Fully Litt Burgess for a great weekend at Whilton, our first in Junior Max.
The new sticker kit was great with the team looking super smart. Good grid to start the year with some S1 boys to really test us. Unfortunately we havent been able to do any winter testing so we were really pleased to see Riley was on it all weekend and showing great pace.
Some tough calls with the conditions, but great input from Daryl and Rob. Had some drop down bumper issues on curbs and the rolling lap which took away a 1st and 3rd in the heats. But he showed fantastic speed to storm from P9 to finish 2nd in the final.
Top weekend thanks team vision with 4 drivers in the top 10
Fantastic Day at the show this year. Loads to see at the Live Action Arena, interviews and spent time chatting to Ford Fiesta Championship organiser Julieann Bates.
Certainly an interesting option, but possibly not the right route for Riley as ultimately he is interested in endurance racing. But is getting into any car (or whatever affordable car) better than staying in karting? Questions???
DR.KoloR Morning all, starting the week off with some pearlescent blues for
Riley Phillips 🔵
Seems to be that every novice karter steps onto the track on their first day complete with a shiny new kart and a customised helmet - but at £500ish a pop this was more than a luxury where we were concerned and unless it was gong to provide that elusive 2 tenths it certainly wasnt going to happen any time soon!
The upside was it made Riley much easier to spot in a field of multi coloured helmeted karters! Anyway he was promised a helmet when he won his first championship - which he did in Nov 2014. However a new (secondhand) chassis was more important and then he grew - again! - and a new racesuit and boots became a necessity and then finally for Christmas he got to design his helmet.
Whilst researching companies we'd come across Dr Kolor a Bristol based designer, its always good to be able to use local companies so this was an added bonus. Think hes now supplied to most of the Vision Team, he did such an amazing job.
See examples of his work here: https://www.facebook.com/drkolor/
When Riley started karting we knew nothing of the different karts, equipment, clubs, teams, series etc etc. Or where it woud it lead!