Nineteen eager young drivers were clearly intent on having an enjoyable experience in HONDA CADET. With just six points separating Jack Mitchell and Daniel Ticktum in the championship there was also likely to be some serious rivalry. Ticktum sealed pole position for the Final while Mitchell also earned a place on the front row, with Luke Knott, Callum Ilott, Jamie Caroline and Billy Monger immediately behind.

Ticktum got away to a flier at the start as Knott slipped smoothly through into 2nd ahead of Mitchell. As they came back into view, we noticed that Ticktum had gone missing, only to emerge about 100 yards or so behind everyone else.

…Limping home in 17th position with a punctured rear tyre, Mitchell found there was more bad news awaiting him. A marshal’s report blamed him for the first lap incident that disposed of Ticktum and he was subsequently excluded. Ticktum, who had retired from this race before half distance, went home as the new championship leader ahead of Knott, Caroline and a somewhat despondent Mitchell.

Karting Magazine August 2009