Flying high - Caden McQueen goes to the top in British Kart Championship Finale

October 12, 2021


After a long season of British kart championship racing, it was finally time for the last weekend of the year and at the best track in the UK, PF International. Flying the flag for the YRDA was karting superstar Caden McQueen who after looking strong all season was still firmly in the hunt for a strong seeded position in 2021. 

With two rounds over two days, Caden was in for a busy weekend and optimising every point was going to be essential to his championship campaign. Saturdays racing was a mixed bag through the heats with a DNF and an 11th place finish placing Caden 16th overall for the final. This now left Caden with a mountain to climb and he was against the clock. 

From the second lights went out Caden was straight down to business attacking hard and optimising his incredible pace to push through to the top ten. Being the penultimate  round, no one was leaving anything to chance and was leaving it all on the track and Caden was slicing his way through now approaching the top 5 and the leaders. With a handful of laps to go, Caden made his move and now was in a strong position. Leading onto the last lap, Caden held his nerve and sealed the deal, securing his first win in the British championship in 2021. But there was still Sunday to go. 

With the last day of 2021s British Karting Championship, everyone was giving their all to ensure ending the season on a high. After a strong qualifying, Caden was looking to be fighting at the front once again, and that is exactly what he did. 2nd and 4th in his heats placed the Mad Croc driver 2nd on the grid putting him in a fantastic position to challenge for the win. 

The finale was a masterclass by the entire field, displaying some of the worlds best talent and race craft, with Caden at the sharp end anything was going to be possible and he did the impossible by completing the double and taking the win two days in a row. This rounded off a fantastic championship campaign for Caden who retained his number 6 seed in the UK. 

It wasn’t just wins in karting that took place for the YRDA last weekend. It was also a great weekend for the Arden British F4 team who took yet another win in 2021 with Georgie Dimitrov taking his second win for the team in just as many weekend.