Positive start for go-kart youngster Rhys Owen

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Rhys Owen.

Rhys Owen picked up a good haul of points at the first round of the Woodthorpe IKR Championship.

The young karter had a new 2020 Project One Air kart for this meeting which will be used for the remainder of the season.

After setting his best lap time at the track in testing, Rhys was confident going into the races. He finished fourth, third and third in the three heats, which put him third on the grid for the final.

He had a good start and settled into fourth, chasing down third place. With three minutes of the final to go the race was red flagged due to an accident between three karts.

The race was re-started with Rhys challenging for third but settling for fourth.

He returns to Woodhthorpe on May 22-23.