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KES Academy pupil overcomes controversy at the Shennington Circuit

Teenage karting ace Aaron Alexander once again showed his class as he overcame controversy at the Shennington circuit in Oxfordshire.

The youngster and his AA racing team were forced to use controlled tyres supplied by the circuit after the opening two heats following complaints from other competitors and parents.

Aaron Alexander in Shennington action. Picture: Andrew Webb (Sprocket photography). (8415560)
Aaron Alexander in Shennington action. Picture: Andrew Webb (Sprocket photography). (8415560)

But this didn’t stop the KES Academy pupil from winning the third heat and the final in style.

The youngster got the set-up perfect for the circuit in Saturday’s practice and Sunday morning saw him claim pole position for heat one.

The 13-year-old held the lead until his brakes failed. He managed to stop the race kart safely and get it back to the pits but he lost his points as he did not finish.

The second heat saw Alexander start from last position at the back of the grid, but this did not faze him as he passed all his rivals on the way to victory.

Following the complaints, Alexander started heat three from the back of the pack and passed all of his rivals to win by 7.8 seconds.

The final starting positions were based on points received in the heats, so the West Norfolk driver started the final in eighth. Alexander managed to take the lead within five laps before eventually taking the chequered flag.

Unfortunately more complaints were received, so organisers decided to take Alexander’s engines away to make sure they were legal.

The results came back Tuesday morning from RPM race engines, confirming that Alexander’s engines were completely legal.

Alexander and his team will be racing up at the Teesside circuit in Round Three of the championships on April 28 and this can be seen live on YouTube.

Thanks go to sponsors AX Supercars, 24/7 Self Store King’s Lynn and Lettingsupermarket.com for their continued support and backing.

More information on Alexander can be found by visiting his website at: www.aaracing.co.uk


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