2022 In Review
A breakthrough year
For new subscribers, you may be wondering why I am talking about karting. In previous posts, I have explained how spending my time with my oldest son in his karting career has helped generate some investment ideas. Lots of subscribers have asked how Jarrett (follow him at @JarrettClark55 on instagram or jarrett.clark55 on tiktok) is getting on, so below is an update on his recent progress. (Above photo is Jarrett with his mechanic Scott Gollings). Below is cut and paste from an update my wife put together.
Season end results and highlights
Mini Rok World Super Finals
Other highlights - Rotax Festival, Kartmasters GP
What's next for the 2023 season
1: SEASON END RESULTS AND HIGHLIGHTS
The Motorsport UK British Kart Championship
Jarrett has had an extremely successful British Championship by finishing 3rd overall so is now officially seeded 3 in GB for Honda Cadet. At the beginning of the season, we were hoping for an official top 10 result, given he had to navigate the final stages of the 11+ and 13+ school entrance exams at the start of the season he has performed outstandingly well. As a top 3 seed he has been invited to the British Karting Awards evening in January to receive his championship trophy.
Mini Rok World Super Finals
Due to the clash of calendars Jarrett was unable to do the British Championship for Mini Rok, he was however able to compete in 4 of the 12 rounds, 2 of which he achieved a clean sweep of wins across qualifying, heats and finals. He was then able to represent GB at the World Finals in Italy as a wild card entry. He was pitted against the top 84 drivers in the world and surpassed all expectations with some great results by qualifying 8th in group, all heat finishes within the top 7 (3rd in one heat), eventually making the A final starting 11th finishing 21st in the world!
Jarrett is the 2022 Rotax Honda Cadet Cup Champion
3rd in the Kartmasters Grand Prix
See below for Jarrett’s Kartmasters GP post-race interview
2: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE 2023 SEASON
The end of the 2022 season marks the end of Jarrett's Cadet career. For 2023 he will be making the big leap up 2 classes to race in the Junior X30 Category. This means he will move to an adult size kart, 2 stroke engine which can achieve speeds of 115/120 kph.
With all this comes a brand-new team. We are therefore pleased to announce Jarrett has joined Mick Barrett Racing (MBR) whose previous alumni include F1 drivers Lando Norris, George Russell and Lexus Racing USA factory driver Ben Barnicoat.
The next year will be a steep learning curve for Jarrett with more speed, new driving style, more physically demanding and he will be racing against drivers up to the age of 16!
3: PARTNERSHIP CORNER
Thank you to the 2022 season sponsors Build Generation and Broad Lane Leisure.
Thank you to TLV performance and Accelerate Media.
Thank you to Synergy Honda Factory team.
Thank you to Jarrett's mechanic Scott Gollings.
Thank you to his supporters!
Lastly, we are currently in search of further sponsorship for Jarrett for 2023, should you wish to support further or know of any organisations/companies or individuals who are interested in youth motorsport development please do not hesitate to get in contact or pass on our details.