Ten-year-old Worthing lad taking karting world by storm

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At just ten years old, Jackson Burge has started to make a name for himself in the karting world.

In March 2022, the Worthing youngster had his first taste of indoor karting at Teamsport Brighton where he undertook Cadet training on a Sunday morning.

Rapidly, Jackson went from beginner to intermediate, up to advanced and even held the fastest Cadet lap time for the circuit.

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It wasn’t until April 2023 that Jackson began outdoor karting. Since then, this kid has taken the race track by storm.

Jackson Burge in action | Submitted pictureJackson Burge in action | Submitted picture
Jackson Burge in action | Submitted picture

He currently competes in Championships at Rye House - McLaren Cup (Hertfordshire), Brentwood Race League (Essex), Buckmore Park - Pro Cadets (Maidstone) and Club 100 (Nationwide Championship).

In this short space of time, Jackson’s honours are: Rye House Rookie Cup Runner-up, Buckmore Park Junior Driver of the Year, along with numerous race wins, podium finishes and a trophy cabinet to be proud of.

At the time of writing, Jackson is leading the McLaren Cup Championship at Rye House after two rounds.

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In the Buckmore Park Pro Championship he is currently second.

And in the Club 100 Lightweight Cadet Championship, Jackson is sitting at 21st out of 85 drivers.Jackson said: “I absolutely love my karting every weekend.

"I get a great buzz from visiting new tracks, having just come back from Wales.

"I really enjoy racing with the support of my family and I’m excited to see how far I can take this sport.”You can follow Jackson’s journey on Instagram – @theburge13

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