Feb 24 2012 by Gordon Bannerman, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
SHE’S only 14 but Lucy Grant is already a tough of the track.
The Perth teenager has caught the karting bug and talked fellow Community School of Auchterarder pupils into joining her for a team event at the Kirkcaldy track.
S5 pupil Hamilton Smith (16) and sixth year Andrew Baxter (17) signed-up for the challenge.
Lucy, of Fairies Road, said: “Karting is great fun. They go up to speeds of around 40mph.
“Our official practice began this week at Kartstart in Kirkcaldy. We had six 10-minute sessions per team, so each individual member got two sessions.
“The practice went well, our team was setting 25 second laps. The format for the practice was our grid positions for qualifiers next week.
“Next-up is the semi-final on Tuesday. If we make it through to the regional final, we will be racing at Xtreme Karting in Edinburgh. The national finals are in Kent but we aren’t getting ahead of ourselves.”
The pupils acknowledged the support of their craft, design and technology teacher Neil Ritchie, and department head Martin Reid.
The youngsters also thanked sponsors Brian Gordon from Autogarden, Tam Drysdale from Drysdale Motorcycles and Ayrton DeCecco from Glasgow’s DeCecco tiling company.