Louth karter Lucas is off to a promising start in new class

Lucas Vaus with his Rookie trophy
Lucas Vaus with his Rookie trophy

Kart racing youngster Lucas Vaus,14, from Louth came was a mare 90 seconds away from gaining of his first final win at round two of the British S1 Karting Championship at Larkhall in Scotland last weekend.

Vaus who has just recently moved up to the highly competitive 125cc Junior rotax class with competitors aged 14-17 years of age.

With over 64 of the UK’s top drivers entered into the 2014 series, Vaus is currently running 9th in the series.

Starting from P10 on the grid at Larkhall, minutes before the race a heavy shower came down which called for a full wet setup on the kart with minutes to go.

Vaus who strives in these wet conditions moved his way through the field from 10th place taking the lead with only two laps remaining.

On the penultimate lap, there was an incident involving 6 karts coming together which resulted in Vaus receiving a black flag.

After lengthy discussions with several key staff and reviewing the on board camera footage of the incident, it was clear that Lucas was not to blame and unfairly black flagged.

The win would have pushed him up to number five in the championship with 4 rounds still to go.

Vaus then had to start the final 3 rounds at the back of the 34 strong grid, after 15 minutes a very determined Lucas finally finished in 11th place.

The weekend was not a complete washout as Lucas received the winning Rookie trophy for the highest place finish as it was his first time at competing in Super 1 series.

Round 3 is at Glan Y Gors in Wales in 3 weeks’ time, where the team is hoping for more success.

The British GP plate is being staged at PFI international circuit nr Grantham on Sunday, August 3 and Lucas is looking for a podium win here at his home circuit.

Lucas attends Alford Grammar school (QEGS) and the school has been a great support to him whilst he is competing in the British Championship series around the UK and Lucas would like to thank the school for their on-going support.