Young racer Harry Barlow tops EasyKart Championships

Harry Barlow leads the EasyKart Cadet Championship.
Harry Barlow leads the EasyKart Cadet Championship.
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Hemsworth racer Harry Barlow strengthened his grip on the EasyKart Cadet Championships with a dominant display earlier this month.

Harry, 11, won his heats and the two finals to gain maximum points at the event in Fulbeck, Lincolnshire on Sunday, June 9, stretching his lead in the drivers’ standings to nine points in the process.

After storming round the track in qualifying to take a brilliant pole position, Harry won both the prefinal and final at Fulbeck, taking 130 points in each to complete his second 260-point maximum of the season.

His closest championship rival, Jacob Wardle, slipped further him behind after sharing second and third place with Morgan Wroot over the two races.

After coming within half a second of the course record fastest lap during testing, Harry set a new record on race day, which he has done at all four meetings this season.

He will now have his sights set on putting in a similar display at the fourth round of racing, which is scheduled to take place in Llandow, South Wales at the end of the month.

The Championship runs for eight rounds, with the final race weekend taking place in Suffolk in September.

Each weekend has qualifying and heats, with a maximum on 130 points up for grabs in the both the prefinal and final.

The overall standings are then decided by taking the individual driver’s best results from all but one meeting.

Harry’s total across all four events is currently 1018, with Wardle just two points behind after the Fulbeck results.

However, Harry has a lead of nine points in the championships as his best three events add up to a total of 774 points compared to Wardle’s 765, with Wroot a further 19 back in third position.

After an opening day win at Whilton Mill and a double victory at Clay Pigeons, Harry suffered a disappointing third round by his high standards, managing only a third place in the final and sixth in the prefinal at Shenington.

However, he burst back in to life at Fulbeck, winning every event of the weekend to underline his credentials as championship favourite.

Harry is currently sponsored by Yorkshire Couriers, but is always on the lookout for new sponsors to help him progress on the motorsports ladder, and is aiming to move on to Super One racing in the near future.

Anyone who wants to follow his progress can visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HarryBarlowRacing.