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Newark racer Harry Wainwright warms up for PFI with a podium finish


By Connor Thompson


Speedster Harry Wainwright returned to the podium places in Oxfordshire after a tough day of racing.

Wainwright, 12, of Newark, was in action at Shenington Kart Club, and after blitzing through the heats, earned a second place finish.

His mechanic and father Simon said it was a great performance in the final.

Harry Wainwright (8137143)
Harry Wainwright (8137143)

“Harry made a great start getting up to third,” said Simon.

“He made a good move up to second with two laps to go, but there wasn’t enough time to catch the leader. It was a great result.”

Wainwright’s day started from 21st in heat one, where he worked his way up the grid and finished in seventh place, and it may have been higher but for the ever-present safety flag.

Heat two saw him retain his position in second, as he and the first-placed car pulled away from the pack and battle it out for the number one spot.

Harry Wainwright (8137141)
Harry Wainwright (8137141)

In the final he started from fifth in the grid and Wainwright’s clever driving saw him move up three places.

Thirty-nine drivers were racing on the day, and most of which will face Wainwright again in the up-coming British Championships at Grantham’s PFI course on the weekend of April 27.



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