Victory for karter Tregurtha

William Tregurtha. Pic by Chris Walker (
William Tregurtha. Pic by Chris Walker (

Milton Keynes karter William Tregurtha’s successful season continued in fine style with victory at the Stars at Whilton Mill meeting on November 24.

Tregurtha, at just 13, is still one of the youngest drivers racing in the 75mph Junior Max class in the UK but under the guidance of his hometown team KR-Sport he has improved rapidly in the second half of the year.

And, after a run of three podiums in a row at large meetings at Whilton Mill near Daventry, Kimbolton in Cambridgeshire and the PFi circuit at Grantham, Tregurtha returned to Whilton Mill determined to reach the top step.

Competing against a strong 30-kart grid, Tregurtha, a Shenley Brook End School pupil, was fast through Saturday testing and then turned that form into race pace on Sunday.

Heat finishes of fourth, third and fifth - including the fastest lap in two of those heats - put the Cranfield University Associate driver on pole for the final.

And the youngster - sponsored by the rogue Racing kart track in Aylesbury - led 11 of the 12 laps including the vital last circuit to take the chequered flag and secure his first meeting win in the Junior Max class.

Team principle Ashley Orchard said: “We are delighted with Will’s progress. He has only been with us for less than five months but his, and our, hard work is really paying off now. He has come a long way already and is flourishing under the team’s professional approach to racing.”