West Norfolk race ace picks up three wins in one day at Fulbeck
Novice Cadet kart racer Jenson Sayell is building quite a collection of trophies already this year despite having moved up a class.
At the MSUK third round meeting at Fulbeck on Sunday he took home three trophies having won all three heats and the all-important Final.
The West Norfolk driver, 8, attended the meeting to collect a signature for his MSA licence.
Starting from various grid slots he came through to the front to win all four races, taking the fastest lap in each race and achieving his personal best at the Lincolnshire track.
He took the Overall Winner and Top Novice Trophies but also won the Winter Cup Series with 309 points over three rounds, with last year’s MSUK Fulbeck Champion Alex Horobin runner-up and George Climo in third.
Father Rob is pleased with Sayell’s progress, saying: “The grid was small on Sunday but Jenson improved his times every race, achieving a personal best.
“We will move him on to Whilton Mill to get his next signatures which will be a much greater challenge with very large grids where we’d be aiming for mid-field results to start with.”
The round came a week after round three of the Fulbeck Sprint Series with a larger grid.
The consistent Sayell was trying out a different chassis for the weekend which the team were not able to set up fully to fit him.
However despite this he adapted well and immediately improved his times, taking pole for Heat 1 in the Qualifying session with a time of 52.86.
The youngster was overtaken at the rolling start dropping to second and despite briefly regaining the lead from the experienced local Levi McGrath on lap six he was unable to retain it and had to ultimately settle for second.
Starting second for Heat 2, Sayell appeared to get away well, taking the lead and pulling out a gap at the front.
But as the race entered the closing stages it was announced that Sayell and Stone were under investigation.
He took the flag clear of McGrath but was then given a five-second penalty for crossing the tramlines on the rolling start.
This unfortunately dropped him to second place and promoted McGrath to first.
The final saw a frantic start in which Sayell was hit into the air and on to the grass, dropping to fourth.
The youngster moved up to third on lap six but was not able to make up any further ground in the time left, taking a hard earned third place.
“Jenson was disappointed not to have got his first Cadet win in the Sprint Series but given that the chassis was not completely fitted to suit him and still learning the rolling starts, I was amazed at his results.
“He has gone from strength to strength all weekend and is competing on a par with drivers who have over a year’s more experience.“ said Rob.
The kart changes should all be complete for the youngster’s next outing in May.