Saturday 6 April 2013

It's My Birthday!

We took Jacob karting this morning to Daytona Manchester - he's not had a session for nearly 4 months and as football season has ended we thought we'd give it a whirl to see how he was after such a long break.

He was in the second of three sessions and set the fastest time in his session.  And for the day.  And it appears that he has set a new lap record too according to his time sheet!

He only managed 20 laps as he got hit quite hard by another driver who it appears (after reviewing the GoPro footage) did not brake when going into the hairpin and slammed into Jacob.  So much so that the chain came off Jacobs kart.  He was fine but rather indignant that he'd been hit!

If you are wondering why his times are a little erratic - he got stuck in traffic and has to wait for two sections on the track where the slower drivers are blue flagged and he can overtake them.  Laps 14 and 15 are almost identical - only 0.002 of a second split!

Quite a nice Birthday present for me!


  1. Happy Birthday to you - looks like you have had a great day
    Lisa x

  2. Glad you had a great birthday dearie. You must be so proud. Hugs Debbie x

  3. How fun for you and congrats to Jacob! Glad you are having a Happy Birthday! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Happy, happy birthday Ruth! Hope you have many more wonderful surprises today!

  5. What a wonderful birthday present! Glad to see Jacob didn't forget a thing while playing football. Happy (belated) birthday!


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