Jai George is becoming a kid to watch in the highly competitive Cadet 9 class. George is a driver that hasn’t been in the sport long but has had a strong start to the 2021 season. Coming off a strong result at the opening round of the Victorian Metro Series, George was looking to put his best foot forward at the second round of the Golden Power Series.
George’s Saturday presented itself with sunny and nice conditions with a great day of racing ahead. George showed encouraging signs in the opening practice sessions setting strong pace in the top five drivers with excitement leading into qualifying.
Qualifying was a tight affair with George intrenched in the battle in the top five and for pole position. George was as high as second in the session and battled in the final few minutes, right in the race for pole position! George in a tight finish in the thirteen-driver field qualifying session, came home in a strong and exciting third position!
Heat 1 and George off the inside of the second row was looking to continue his strong start to the weekend. The Cadet 9 driver got the start he was after holding his position in third spot behind race leaders Lucas Costanzo and Cayden Humphrey. George continued on and pressured Humphrey for second spot in an impressive showing. The Cadet 9 ace was able to make his way into second due to a mistake from Humphrey. In a strong showing George was able to come home in second spot with a good haul of points starting his racing weekend.
Late Saturday afternoon George went out for his second heat race of the day. The Cadet 9 driver got another solid start jumping immediately into position two. With race leader Humphrey trying to open up a margin, George was throwing down the challenge not letting the race leader get away. Young Jai’s chance was presented to him mid race and he was able to take the race lead. Humphrey’s challenged George right to the end of the race but the race leader was able to hang on and take his first victory for the series!
Sunday come around under heavy rain conditions. Due to the poor weather and poor track conditions the meeting was called off with George not turning a Sunday lap. Due to the points from the opening two races Jai came away with the round win!
Jai’s parents were super impressed of their young sons driving. “We are just so proud of Jai. He has come such a long way so quickly and we are just so proud of him”.
George will next take to the track this weekend coming at the Oakleigh Go Kart Club day, looking for another strong result.