Hemingway goes up a gear in class

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LOCAL Stoxkart racer AJ Hemingway has endured mixed fortune at recent race meetings after moving up from B grade to the “Superstar” grade of driver.

Rastrick’s AJ first went to Northampton to build on his national points challenge. After a very entertaining couple of races he managed a respectable fourth in heat one, and second in heat two. That led to AJ starting from the back of a 32 car grid due to the format where the faster drivers start from the back, and novices at the front. Unfortunately, AJ’s hopes of victory in the final were halted when a snapped axle resulted in a high speed roll, ending his race.

Moving onto Buxton, and Birmingham and again Team FWAJ 503 managed some good finishes and acquired the points needed to maintain AJ’s push in the national points. They also put him top of the Asphalt Ace series where he is currently the top points scorer on the tarmac surface.

In all it has been a good grading period as AJ has managed to maintain his Superstar status and will carry the distinctive flashing lights for another grading period.

“I was over the moon to be able to keep my flashing lights, especially as we have some massive meetings coming up with the Formula One stockcars,” said AJ. “We will be racing in front of crowds of tens of thousands.

“Its going ok so far. Since the roll over we have had a few niggles, but Im happy to be fourth in the national points.”