Personal bests for all three drivers at Clay Pigeon

August 20, 2019

Karting

It was a hugely positive weekend for the #YRDArmy at Clay Pigeon in the latest round of the Rotax British Kart Championship with Lewis Halliday, Jem Hepworth and Jordan Morris in action. With the season quickly drawing to a close all three drivers showed how they have improved since the opening round all getting their best results of the season!

Lewis Halliday – 4th

With the Rotax International Trophy this weekend, this result couldn’t have come at a better time for Lewis. With plenty of experience at Clay Pigeon, this was always a round Lewis was looking forward to and after showing glimpses of brilliance throughout the year Lewis finally showed what he is capable of.

The ‘Team Clay’ driver got the weekend off to a fantastic start taking pole position for the heats by just 0.03 seconds! Under increased pressure Lewis raced well in the heats finishing fifth and ninth to put himself on row four for final one. Despite a tricky start to that race Lewis worked his way through to fourth which is where he would go on to finish putting himself on row two for final two.  

Sadly, final two would see Lewis suffer from two flat tyres from the start of the race which saw a huge drop in pace, but despite this he was able to limp home in thirteenth place.  

Jem Hepworth – 15th

Jem’s weekend was very much a case of working her way through the field throughout the heats and eventually the finals. Jem had a difficult qualifying session finishing down in 24th which gave her work to do throughout the heats.

Jem made steady progress in the heats finishing fourteenth and twelfth which moved her up to 21st on the grid for the first final. There would be further improvements in that final as Jem gained five places to finish sixteenth putting her in a good position for final two.

It would also be her best result in what has been a difficult season so far and Jem would quickly beat that result in final two finishing fifteenth place. 

Jordan Morris – 14th

Despite missing the last round due to injury, Jordan has quickly got back up to speed in just his second race back picking up his best result of the season. Similar to both Lewis and Jem, Clay was one of the rounds Jordan was looking forward to the most and he made the most of his track knowledge finishing fourteenth place. 

After qualifying a disappointing 38th place Jordan left himself a lot of work to do in the heats and got straight on with that job in heat one gaining thirteen places to finish thirteenth! A 20th in heat two left Jordan 24th on the grid for final one, where he was unable to make progress finishing the race in 25th. 

However, the second final saw Jordan charge his way through the field for the second time of the weekend as he gained twelve places to finish a season best fourteenth place! With a better qualifying there’s no doubt Jordan would have fought for a top ten finish.

The final round of the season will be at another familiar circuit for the squad in Forest Edge on the 15th September. But before then Lewis Halliday will make his International debut this weekend as he heads to Le Mans for the Rotax International Trophy.