KARTING: Racers feel need for speed at Bourne opener

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Bourne Kart Club’s first grass meeting of the season attracted a healthy 51 karts spread across the eight 

They raced the first of three rounds at the new Metheringham track, which started off very slippery on the lush spring grass.

In the practice session, this was catching out even the most experienced racers, with just one stoppage for a roll over.

As the day went on and the track got worn in, there was some very fast and entertaining racing taking place.

Of the local drivers, Bailey Harker and Steve Willson won their classes, with Liam Forman, Ricky Hyde, Simon Sherwood, Ricky Ivatt, Kevin Hyde, Tony Clark and Lee Ivatt all placing well.

Liam Forman, Ricky Ivatt and Darren Ling were winners in their respective ‘all comers’ races, and there were victories too for Dani Parker and Cliff Hoppe.

Junior drivers Lewis Ivatt and Aaron Farmer also got awards for their performances throughout the day.

Bourne’s next meeting is the first round of their Road Championship, on Sunday May 5, at East Kirkby.