IT’S been a terrific week for teenaged karting star Danny Hurlock.
On Friday, at Colchester, he was presented with the trophy for winning the indikart Club 73 championship for the second year in succession.
And on Sunday he was on track again as he claimed his first podium finish, coming second, in the faster Club 100 competition on a Kent circuit.
“The season has gone really well, I am really happy,” said Hurlock, described as “car mad”, who lives with his parents Mark and Tina, at The Street, Assington.
Both classes fall in the category of “arrive and drive” with karts provided, but even so Danny’s exploits have cost his parents a small fortune since he took up racing at the age of nine in Colchester.
The Club 73 class, with speeds reaching 40/50mph, is competed for over eights competitions, including two at Red Lodge, and this season he won three among his six podium finishes. He beat off competition from 30/40 other drivers to retain the championship.
Club 100 is the highest level in the arrive and drive category of kart racing, with racers such as Danny hitting speeds of around 70/80mph.