Florida Winter Tour champion Jonny Edgar plans to accept an invitation to race in more events in the United States, as well as racing in domestic competition this season.
The 11-year-old scored the Mini-Rok title at the final round of the series in Ocala earlier last month ahead of Nicholas d’Orlando who had led the points heading into the weekend. Edgar was run by the Benik squad, owned by ex-Pats Ben Cruttenden and Nick Mitchell, throughout the Winter Tour as well as at last year’s SuperNationals event in Las Vegas.
“The final weekend was huge as it was a triple header, so 300 points were up for grabs,” Edgar’s dad, Justin said. “We went to Vegas last year but it was a big shock. We thought it would be easier and we had to work hard to eventually get the fifth place finish. But the relationship with the team began there and has continued.”
Edgar’s Winter Tour win has handed him a prize ticket to the ROK World Finals at Garda in Italy in October. That will give the youngster his first experience of European racing.
“We’ve no plans for the end of the year just yet,” Edgar Sr added. “Benik have invited Jonny to go back out there again but his main focus is on Super One and Little Green Man Cadet. He will continue with that next year too, but European racing is also possible. The MG tyres at the Florida Winter Tour were very sticky and the kart was bigger than a Cadet machine with quicker engines. It was in between a Cadet and MiniMax kart. The MiniKart category in Europe is something I’d be keen to consider, possibly instead of MiniMax.”