By Surena Chande
Having won ‘club of the year’ at the KUSU Sports awards, it comes as no surprise that the Kingston Karting Society (KOKS) qualified their A and B teams in the British Universities Karting Championships (BUKC).
Jonathan Glavin, who raced in the A team for the KOKS said: “Nerves were high and the pressure to qualify was felt by all, I’m very proud to have been a part of the team. I hope that we go on to have a great season.”
While the Kingston team consist of some karters who have started the sport only recently, they have the university’s sponsorship to thank for their success, as it encourages newcomers to compete with the professional players.
President of the society, George Turner said: “There wasn’t one driver who didn’t impress me in the BUKC. It’s thanks to the funding from Kingston University that our drivers, who perhaps two years ago had never raced, were able to rub wheels with some of the best karters in the country.”
The karting society came 20th and 21st, and has qualified to the next stage of the nine round championships.
To watch the rest of the BUKC qualifying day visit Simone Ranelli’s youtube channel.