Sayell scoops East Anglian Trophy

Just a week after a crash destroyed his new Synergy Micromax kart and left him badly shaken, Jenson Sayell came back even stronger to win the East Anglian Trophy at Kimbolton on Sunday.

The West Norfolk youngster picked up two heat wins before going on to win the final.

He took the fastest lap in each of the three heats, the event fastest lap and was top points scorer in the Micromax class in the fifth round of the Hunts Kart Racing Club’s Championship.

Jenson Sayell with Gear Up Racing colleague Logan Rolfe
Jenson Sayell with Gear Up Racing colleague Logan Rolfe

Sayell’s father Rob said “Jenson’s driving was amazing this weekend especially in such extreme temperatures and he almost had a clean sweep of wins against some very fast drivers.

“We are super proud of him and his driving in the last two weekends.”

After finding himself fifth at the end of the first lap in Heat One, Sayell worked his way up the order before passing leader Zac Starbuck on the main straight on the inside on the final lap to pull 0.5 seconds by the flag.

Starting ninth on the grid for Heat Two, Sayell repeated the trick as he passed Starbuck for the lead on the sixth lap.

He again took the fastest lap of the race and pulled out a 0.57 second lead by the flag.

A restart in Heat Three saw the youngster pushed wide and he was forced to settle for fifth place at the finish.

Sayell qualified in pole for the trophy final with Starbuck alongside and Smith in behind.

He was pushed out wide in the first corner dropping to third with Starbuck and Smith taking up the lead.

Smith passed Starbuck on lap 4 with Sayell in close contention.

As the leaders went defensive in the first corner of lap six, Sayell went in deep and undercut them both in the corner exit to take the lead.

An incident saw the race red-flagged on lap eight but the result was declared with Sayell taking the win and Gear Up Racing colleague Logan Rolfe behind him in second.

The Sayell team thanks sponsors HD Installations, William Bowles and ‘Chris Phillips – Superstox 99’ as well as James Taylor Racing for driver tuition, Force Motorsport for the power and Gear Up Racing Team for their support.

They also thank KKC for a quick turn around supplying a new chassis in time for the Kimbolton round.

Sayell moves on to Fulbeck Kart Club for the next two rounds of the Super One Championship next month.