Jack Jenkins headed back to his home track and club at the Eastern Lions Kart Club over the weekend to take on the November Club Championship round. Jenkins hadn’t hit the track in nearly three months due to a covid enforced racing break.
With over thirty karters in the massive Cadet 12 field, Jack had a lot of work ahead of him to come home with a strong result. The Pulse Tuning team driver hit the track for Sunday morning qualifying and was looking to have a positive start to the weekend. Qualifying was a hectic affair with over thirty karts on circuit. Jenkins was in the battle for pole position right from the start of the session, comfortably being in the top ten and battling inside the top five. Young Jack set a flying lap fast enough for third position putting him on the inside of the second row for the opening heats.
Heat one and with Jack starting off the inside of the front, he was looking to get a positive start. With a strong start the Pulse Tuning team driver was up to position two following pole sitter Joanne Ciconte. Jenkins didn’t quite have the pace to go with Ciconte but was able to pull away from the rest of the field and come home with a strong second position to start his racing weekend.
Heat two got underway and Jack was again able to get away well and move into position two. Jenkins had Max Mangano hot on his heals chasing him for second spot. With a great battle between the two drivers till the end of the race, Jenkins was again able to come home with a podium position in third spot.
Due to his heat results Jack was off the outside of the front row and on the harder side of the track for the start. The Pulse Tuning racer was able to get a clean get away and finish the opening lap in position two. Jenkins was in a fierce battle with Aston Hill and Cooper Frith. With many positional changes, the young drivers were having a great battle. Jenkins dropped a couple of spots from his starting spot but still came home with a very consistent fourth position.
Jack looked to the final and was looking to finish his weekend on a high. Jenkins blasted away off the front row staying inside the top two and looking to make inroads into undefeated driver Joanne Ciconte. The Pulse Tuning stable driver had one of his strongest showings of the weekend coming home on the podium in second position and second overall for the weekend.
Both Jack and his parents Michael and Jo were extremely happy to be back at the race track and having fun. “I was happy with my performance. We had a few issues along the way which we figured out to get a better result at the end” Jack told us.
Parents Michael and Jo were proud of their young son and his results. “We’re really pleased with how Jack drove. He was determined and kept looking for improvements across the day”. Jenkins will be back at the race track later this month to continue his season of racing.