British Champion Kiern Jewiss completes Mini Max Series with two podium finishes
MB Partners Young Driver Kiern Jewiss ended his Mini Max Super One Series Championship with two podium finishes at the PF International Kart Circuit in Grantham this weekend, a fantastic ending to his title campaign after already securing the championship last time out at Whilton Mill in Daventry.
At this final round of the championship, the stakes were high for most of the drivers on the grid which made for an eventful weekend. Despite having already won the title, Kiern continued to race due to the regulations of the championship and enjoyed competing without any pressure.
Kiern put in an excellent performance in the heats, qualifying P4 for Final 1. He quickly took the lead where he faced tough attacking from behind, losing position and slipping down to P8. As the race got underway, Kiern closed the gap on those in front, pulling off his trademark overtaking moves and fighting his was through a busy field up to P2. Once in P2, Kiern and the race leader pulled away with a three second gap ahead of the rest of the grid, but unfortunately the chequered flag came out before the title-holder had an opportunity to battle for P1.
Qualifying second for Final 2, once again Kiern pulled into P1 almost straight away but was challenged and the young karter fell into P5. He avoided a collision which involved most of the top ten, driving away unscathed and making up two positions into P3. These top three karts had a big lead as they fought for their podium positions, until an accident at turn one red flagged the race with five minutes to go Kiern finishing in a podium position in P3.
Kiern Jewiss, who drives for Strawberry Racing, commented: “Overall it was a good weekend, but it was disappointing that we weren’t able to finish the second race with only five minutes left on the clock. But, we came away with third so I’m happy. Also, in Race 1 we got P2. So to be on the podium twice at the last race weekend of the season is a great achievement, as well as taking the overall title. I’m really happy to have won the championship and obviously this weekend I had no pressure as we’d already won.”
Mark Blundell, CEO at MB partners, attended the races to support Kiern first hand. He commented on the weekend: “Overall it was another solid performance that underlines Kiern’s British Championship win. Unfortunately, in the second final the race was cut short which was shame because I think he had a great opportunity to take the win. But overall I think he has done a tremendous job over the course of the whole season and now he has got the number one plate to show for it.”
Kieren Clark, Head of the MB Partners Young Driver Academy, added: “It has been another strong performance from Kiern this weekend and overall this season he’s shown what a real talent he is. His commitment and drive motivates everyone around him which is why he will always be one to watch. Now, we will take the time to assess what series to move into for 2016.”
This weekend wraps up what has been an incredible championship for Kiern, who won the Championship in unbelievable style hardly ever finishing off the podium and winning four of seven main finals across the year.