Aiden Schweikert continued the resumption of his 2021 karting season! Schweikert took to the November Club Day at the Go Kart Club of Victoria with over twenty other Cadet 12 drivers to compete with. The Carl Gibson powered driver was looking to get his weekend underway with a strong performance in Sunday morning qualifying.
Aiden hit the track on Sunday morning for qualifying and looked to put himself inside the top ten and in a competitive position. The G & L Motor Repairs and Performance backed entry got into the back end of the top ten and was improving all session trying to make his way up the grid. Schweikert set the ninth fastest time of the session putting himself of the inside of the fifth row. Aiden now looked towards the opening heat trying to make up positions.
Schweikert got a great start in heat one jumping up to position seven on the opening lap! The Haley Hire backed entry moved up to position six on lap two and made his way into the top five by lap five! Aiden drove his heart out and came home with an improved fifth position in a great drive.
Schweikert was able to get another positive start in heat two jumping up to position eight on the opening lap. The Carl Gibson powered driver had a great opening few laps, being up inside the top five by the end of the first three laps! Aiden chased after fourth place Aston Hill for the remainder of the race and was able to come home with another strong top five finish.
Aiden was out of position five to start heat three. The G & L Motor Repairs and Performance backed entry dropped back to position seven on the opening lap. Aiden was able to fight his was back into sixth, just fighting outside the top five. Unfortunately, his race took a turn for the worst on the final lap of the race being involve in an incident. Schweikert was able to recover for position ten with the young driver now looking to turn things around in the final.
Schweikert got a much better start in the final staying out of trouble and slotting into position seven at lap one end. The Haley Hire backed entry stayed in seventh in the early stages before a few mistakes dropped him back to position eight on lap four. Aiden was able to make his way back to position seven on lap five and tried his heart out going after the top five. Unfortunately, a few things didn’t go the young charger’s way in the last few laps. Schweikert was able to come home in position nine overall.
Young driver Aiden spoke post-race of his strong start to racing and his areas of improvements. “In heats one and two I raced really well into fifth and was really excited for the final. Unfortunately, I think I was pushing too hard and didn’t quite go as well as I expected. It was a great weekend; I practiced a lot of the race craft that I’ve been learning about getting it right sometimes and not quite others. Overall, I loved the weekend and can’t wait for my next race at the Australian Kart Championship”.