I am an 20-year old racing driver and driver coach. I started my racing career in karts at the age of 5. My first kart was a Zip chassis with a Comer 2 stroke engine, I was not old enough to race and so I had to be content to test for a while until my 8th birthday. Just before my birthday, my dad bought me a Solo chassis with a Briggs and Stratton 4stroke engine so I could compete in the Open Cadet class (Open being the fastest of the Cadet classes in those days!)
In the autumn of 2001 I was old enough to race and couldn’t wait to get started. In my first 5 races I came 3rd overall once and won 4 novice awards racing in the Formula 6 and Bayford Meadows Club Championships. The winter of that year saw me compete in the Sandown Park and Bayford Meadows Winter Championships finishing 2nd in both.
2002 I contested the Open Cadet class in both the Formula 6 and Bayford Meadows Club Championships winning 8 of the 12 rounds in Formula 6, and 6 of the 8 rounds in the Bayford Meadows Championship. Setting 3 lap records at 3 different circuits and I was champion in my first full year in both clubs.
In September 2002 we picked up an ARC chassis with a Honda engine. I contested the F6 Honda Cadet Championship, Bayford Meadows Summer Championship, Buckmore Park Summer Championship. I also contested the winter series at Bayford in the Open Cadet and won all three rounds and the Championship.
June 2003 saw us test and then take delivery of a brand new Project One Honda Cadet chassis which I used for the rest of this season. I contested the National "O" plate and finished 3rd. I won the Lydd Championship and came 2nd in both the Bayford and Buckmore Park Championships. I also finished 3rd in the Formula 6 Championship.
2004 I contested the Super 2 National Championship and the Formula 6 Championship. I finished 2nd in Formula 6 and 6th in the National 4 stroke Championships. In October 2004 I changed classes, moving from 4 stroke Honda Cadet to 2 stroke Rotax Minimax. Using a Tonykart Chassis the Minimax is a class using an adult sized chassis and a 125cc water cooled Rotax engine with a lot more power
2005 Saw me finish 3rd the Buckmore Park Winter Championship, 4th in the Bayford Meadows Winter Championship, and I won the Lydd Winter Championships, I also finished 2nd in both Buckmore Park and Bayford Meadows Summer Championships as well as some other noteable results along the way, such as finishing 2nd in both the Ace of Clubs meeting and The Brazilian Cup. The highlight of my year was winning the Renault Champion of Champions meeting in October.
2006 Saw me contest the Bayford Meadows Winter Championship, Buckmore Park Winter Championship, Super 1 BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Kart Championship, and many other high profile events throughout the year. Stars of Tomorrow Minimax championship was the first British championship I had won.
2007 Saw me contest the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow Junior Max championship and I finished 8th in my rookie year.
2008 Saw me contest every major championship including Stars of Tomorrow, Super 1, Kartmasters, but once again struggled with finance.
2009 Saw me take the step into cars as I competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship which was a support race on the British Touring Car Championship calendar. I finished 12th in the championship despite missing 6 rounds due to funding issues. I was on the podium in only my 2nd race as well as getting 2 pole positions and 5 top 5 finishes.
2010 Saw me win the Ginetta Junior Championship with 13 podiums, 8 fastest Laps, 5 wins and 6 pole positions. I was only one out of the top 5 to finish in every one of the 20 races. This is a support championship to the very popular Live ITV televised British Touring Car Championship.
In 2011 I was awarded a BRDC Rising Star. I competed in the Ginetta GT Supercup, stepping into the G50 class and with very limited testing. I got to grips with the car very quickly. I had a brilliant year, wining the title with 2 rounds to spare, and along the way I picked up 10 wins a total of 18 podiums, 13 fastest laps and 13 pole position starts “what a year”.
2012 saw me take on another Ginetta championship in the shape of the GT Supercup with a Ginetta G55 run by JHR Developments. With no winter testing I was always going in a little on the back foot, but it's been no different to the past two seasons, I had some fantastic results with 6 wins during the year. But with a helicopter needing to take me to hospital at Knockhill, clinching that 3rd title was near on impossible!
2013 and I'm back in the Ginetta G55 with JHR Developments aiming for nothing else but the title. With SKYCIG, KX and Hansford Sensors back I have all the right things in place to make it possible!