Category Archives: 2009

WSK at Genk in Belgium

Laura’s speed was back at Genk and with both the new kart and Parilla engine performing well she qualified 5th in group and ahead of the eventual winner of the meeting. Various incidents put her out of contention as the first corner of every race seemed impossible to negotiate without the driver behind using her as a brake.

Laura finishes 6th in the final of the Shennington round of the Super 1 KF2 Championship

A grid position of 6 after qualifying and an eventful pre final which saw Laura knocked back from 8th to 22nd was culminated with a fine performance back through to 11th and an equal fastest lap. The main final was less eventful and Laura passed a few drivers to move up to 6th but was unable to close the gap to the leaders.

Laura qualifies 5th out of 60 drivers in the KF2 Western region European Championship Qualifying event

Will the luck never change? After qualifying 1st in group in the time trials and getting 5th grid after the 4 heats, Laura was expected to qualify for the finals with ease. Unfortunately a kart flying through the air struck Laura from behind and put her out of the first final. Starting 32nd on the grid this meant she had to finish in the top ten to qualify. A fantastic drive to 7th looked like putting her through when 8 laps from the end the reeds on the engine blew apart.

Laura finishes 20th in the repecharge of the Sarno round of the WSK Championship in Italy

With testing totally wet, the first time Laura had a lap on a dry track Sarno was the first heat, she came from the back to 16th and despite a huge crash in the third heat was looking strong and moving forward in all the races. Then on Sunday Laura, and mechanic Dean Panrucker were both very ill with food poisoning which did not help her performance.

150 drivers in KF2 and Laura finishes 18th in the repecharge of the 14th Winter Cup in Garda Italy

Laura qualified straight into the Semi finals in 16th place but with only 11 drivers going through to the main 34 kart final it was always going to be tough. She was pushed to the back and came through to 13th only to loose out in the bedlam caused by the fight for the final few places. Continue reading