October 04, 2011 at 3:07 PM
2011 has been a very busy year for Lucas Oil Kart racer - Albert Carter.
After spending the winter time Karting in America, Albert came back to a cold and wet England in March. Since then Albert has been out 3 times per month practicing and testing.
In April Albert turned 8 which meant he could now hold a Motorsport Association (MSA) Novice License and go out and compete in 'real' races at Club level in the most competitive class for 8-13 year olds - 'Comer Cadet'. When you hold an MSA Novice License you have to start from the back of the grid for the first six races. Each race you are observed and then, if officials are happy they sign off your license. You can then apply for and hold an MSA National B Licence, but that’s not the end of It! To compete in the British Championship you need a National A Licence so that means another six club events where you are again observed and if happy officials again sign off your license you can then apply for and hold a National A License which allows you to compete at the highest level.
In July, after much work Albert gained his National A!
Since then he has again been out 3 times per month doing club races but August saw him competing in the biggest one off kart race of the year - Kartmasters. A week after Kartmasters, another of Albert’s goals was relised when he competed in his first Super 1 round at Clay Pigeon. This would see him in with the 'big boys' - the best there is In Cadet racing in the country.
2012 will see Albert competing in the full British Championship, as well as keeping himself in the seat at club races.
If you would like to be part of this exciting journey or feel you can help Albert in some way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep up to date with Albert at www.albertcarter.com or his Facebook page.