SFR MOTORSPORT & RS KART WIN the Classic Cup at PFi

Last weekend (6th & 7th July) saw SFR Motorsport attending the Classic Cup at Paul Fletcher International (PFi)

For Senior X30 we has Jordan Brown-Nutley, Junior X30 we had Finley Dunne and Alfie Brooks, all on our RS-Kart (SFR are the official Southern dealer for the Ralf Schumacher kart and all our Juniors & Seniors LOVE this kart!). For Honda Cadets we had James Bell, Josh Patch and Lewis Islin, all on the Xenon Honda Cadet Chassis.

With such a big event, things looked tough. From the start of practice ALL the drivers looked sharp. the last session of the day was actually the FIRST heat of race weekend, with the rest of the heats and finals being the following day. The RS-Kart and Xenon Kart looked amazing. We’ll let the drivers tell you how they went below, but well done from SFR to all the team drivers, you did the team proud!

Jordan Brown-Nutley – SFR – RS Kart – Senior X30

What a weekend! My first weekend back at PFI for the TVKC Classic Cup for a good while and my first time racing the RS kart. Our pace was really fast on Saturday this gave us a lot of confidence for Sunday. Sunday we started off the day in the top three for all of my heats. The final started off a bit messy but I got too the front and just got my head down too pull a 3.29 second gap too take the win. I would totally recommend the RS kart if you are wanting too have a test on one or simply buy one contact SFR Motorsport!

Alfie Brooks – SFR – RS Kart – Junior X30

Great weekend at PFI for the Classic Cup. Pace was good all weekend and too come away p4 in the final is astonishing after having an awful start. A lot learnt and I will take this too Kartmasters next month!

Massive thanks too SFR Motorsport and Jason Roalf for all the help and effort they put in too me and also my Dad for getting me there and the continuous support.

Looking forward too testing here next Saturday then racing at Kimbolton on Sunday for the first time since December.

James Bell – SFR – Xenon Kart – Honda Cadet

Testing on Saturday was wet but was good to get some wet setup info. Timed practice saw me 12th fastest in our group.

We had very little expectations for this weekend as I’ve only had two test days here, and with only 34 places in the A Final we knew it was going to be tough.
Pre-determined grids meant it was going to get even tougher

Heat 1 – Started in 3rd out of 35. Kept my nose clean but was losing a lot of time in the first sector. Dropping places each lap and finishing 16th

Heat 2 – Started 27th out of 32. I needed to make ground and after a chat with my mentor Joe we walked up to the first sector and went through corner by corner. My improvement showed in my lap times making up 12 places finishing 15th thanks  Joe and Nathan

Heat 3 – Started 15th out of 33. A steady race but got bashed about to finish 18th

Racing was harsh all day with much more aggressive driving than I’m used to, despite this I had managed to make the A final in 22nd place

A Final – I was really nervous for this one. Lights went out but on the second lap a red flag was issued due to an incident at the bridge. After the restart chaos broke out in front me at hairpin one, I went round the outside of the carnage but got collected by someone trying to rejoin. Putting me back to 33rd, Over the next few laps I made my way back to 24th setting PB Laps. On lap 8 I went for a move under the bridge only to get squeezed on to the kerbs, he kept turning in with me there which sent me flying in the air putting me out with a bent axle and a visit to the medics.

Despite this I’m really pleased with the weekend. Just to be straight in the A Final made my weekend

Thanks to all that made it possible, Joe for being my mentor, Nathan for all the technical help,SFR Motorsport for their support and RPM Racing Engines for the waft

Josh Patch – SFR – Xenon Kart – Honda Cadet

It was an awesome experience at PFi for the Classic Cup. With 54 on the grid, the aim was an A final and top 20 would be wicked.

Timed practice on Saturday saw me 8th! Our first heat on Saturday saw me start P21 and finish P19, even with dad not screwing the petrol cap on properly and my leg getting burnt from lap 3! Heat 2 started P16 and finished P14, heat 3, started P8, made a few silly mistakes and dropped me to P14, meaning I started from P27. In the final I made up eight places and finished P19. This was wicked as I wanted to be in the top 20. Most of the racers are national racers so puts me right in the mix with some of the best in the country. Massive thank you to Nathan and SFR, Xenon for the wicked kart and RPM for the MEGA waft. Roll on Kartmasters!!!

Lewis Islin – SFR – Xenon Kart – Honda Cadet.

This weekend was the Classic Cup round at @trentvalleykartclub a track Lewis has always struggled with. It was also our first weekend racing with our new team @sfrmotorsportand his second time out on the new@xenon kart.

The heats went ok with the usual dropping back after incidents and having to climb his way back up the grid. Lewis started 15th in the A final and had a brilliant race which see him set to cross the line in 8th place which would have been his best finish at PFI. However unfortunately it was not meant to be and after a kart behind driving over Lewis on a straight his engine cut out and he was forced to retire with half a lap to go! Gutted for him as he really came alive in the final and drove really well.

The positives we have from the weekend is the performance from the @xenon Cadet kart which he is really enjoying driving and even managed to drive brilliant in the wet Saturday which is something he has struggled with in the past.

Thank you to all at @sfrmotorsport for making us feel so welcome this weekend and for all your help. Lewis is really enjoying his time with you and his new team.
Big thank you to @rpmracingenginesfor a great engine