Mini Max – Kiern Jewiss
‘All about the young guns!’
Years ago a driver’s first year in Mini Max would be a learning year, a season to set yourself up for a title challenge the next year. But with the rise of the X30 class and the higher demand for European racing this year that was not the case with seven of the top ten finishers in Mini Max coming straight out of Cadets. Some may say it’s because we’re blessed with a huge amount of talent in the 11-14 year old bracket at the moment and you know what I’d probably agree! Kiern Jewiss’ dominance was unfortunately for some expected after his huge burst onto the European scene. He wrapped the title up before the last round! Impressive to say the least. His team-mate Charpentier was the only one that could get near him with Fin Kenneally having a mixed season to come in 3rd. When you see the returnees of Collard, Chesterton and Barrett all out of the top ten I think it further proves the above points!
Special Mention – Joe Turney
After a dreadful opening round Joe Turney did a fantastic job to turn his season round and take 5th place overall and 3rd out of the Cadet graduates! His double win at PFI in my eyes makes him a firm favourite for next season’s title!