Karting. It’s generally regarded as THE way into motorsport and, for the ambitious, the first grid on the track to F1 glory.
Now, let’s get one thing straight. When we say ‘karting’, we’re not talking about those go-karts you put your preschooler in at the seaside. These karts can race at speeds of up to 70 mph, have a complex set up and expensive parts if you want to be at the front. It’s not unusual for families to spend five figure sums on their kart season. Yes, really.
Based in Red Lodge, just 30 minutes from Snetterton race circuit, Scott Automotive is surrounded by like minded motorsport companies nestled in anonymous barns in the Suffolk countryside, plus two kart tracks in the village; Wild Tracks and Red Lodge Karting. The latter being a track well known to several F1 faces.
Here at Scott Automotive, we are all about inclusivity. There is absolutely no reason why talented females should not participate on a level playing field in motorsport. Let’s face it, have you ever come face to face with a ‘Tiger Mother’? They are the most competitive, ambitious (and sometimes aggressive) ladies out there. Now, imagine those qualities on a race track. Where’s the difference to the males that currently dominate the sport?
SuperOne is the top level of British karting and Morgan has been travelling up and down the country, taking part in pre-round events to learn new tracks. At her final pre-round weekend up in Scotland, she won the final and had fast lap times all weekend. Morgan was competing against the likes of the current England champion, Kurt Roberts, and other front runners in the SuperOne series who will be old hands this season. Interesting.
Miss Morgan Kidd #53