Local lad Sam Heading takes karting champion title

Ten year old Sam Heading from Hurstpierpoint became the Buckmore Park 2015 Honda Cadet Champion in the under 14 category at the end of last year. This was his first season at Honda, and a very exciting win for him as this is a title that Lewis Hamilton held when he was Sam’s age.

Sam started out on his quad bike when he was only two years old, and his family realised very quickly that he showed a natural talent straight away.

When Sam was eight his parents took him to Qleisure, an 800 metre outdoor karting track in Albourne, and he subsequently qualified on pole in his first race there, finishing in second place.

The experts at QLeisure felt that Sam was too talented to not pursue karting, so he was whisked off to Bayford Meadows Kart Circuit in Kent to see what owner driver racing was all about. He passed his MSA (Motor Sports Associations) licence two years ago and now races most weekends all over the country.

Sam also came third in the Kent championships and is entering the Super One British Karting championships in 2016 for England, Wales and Scotland. Hurst Life (along with the rest of the village!) wish Sam the best of luck in this, and all his future races!