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Dersingham karting ace rolls back the years

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Dersingham’s Jordan Kendal rolled back the years with a podium place in the final at Fulbeck.The JLK Vehicle Solutions owner competed in the first round of the Access Karting 115UK Championship in a newly formed retro class.Kendal previously raced a TKM kart as a teenager back in 2007 but couldn’t keep himself away from the track after a lay-off of a year.He was placed second in Heat 2 and followed it up with a third in Heat 3 following a did not finish in his opening outing.After starting fourth in the final, Kendal remained on the outside line and slipped down to sixth before making his way back up to third. By this point in the race, the leaders were five seconds down the road, and with only four minutes remaining Kendal kept it on the track to bring a podium home in his first meeting back, finishing 10 seconds ahead of fourth.Kendal said: ” It’s great after all these years, even now that I’m in my mid-30s, I can still go for a weekend’s racing with my Dad, both of us reliving the past, whilst enjoying the present more than ever. “I think he enjoys it even more these days as the pennies are coming out of my pocket.”Access karting is a newly formed national championship with many classes to suit all ages from 8 to 80+. With fairness, equality and inclusivity at its heart. The series also sees lots of female racers too which is great to see. It’s also trying to help competitors compete on the smallest of budgets with very strict rules on things like tyre usage (2 sets for the year).Anyone who wants to take up karting, or who currently is keen to arrive and drive karts should visit their website or Facebook page to find out how to get involved at: www.accesskarting-uk.com “It’s one of the friendliest paddocks in the country where everyone mucks in and helps each other,” said Kendal.Next up for Kendal is one of the fastest tracks in the country, Lydd (Kent) in May, for round two.



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