During the qualifying, I did not start off well and only qualified at seventeenth position. In the heat 1 and 2, there were two very aggressive Brazilian drivers ahead of me and many karters were being bumped out and onto the grass but my alertness and perseverance enable me to claw my way back through the field finishing seventh and eleventh position respectively. As such, on the second day of pre-finals, I started off at fifth position. In the finals, as my father pushed my kart onto the starting grid, it started to rain. My kart suffered heavily on understeer which drags me forward whenever I turn into a corner.
However, I was determined to overcome the weather condition and continue to chase my opponents who are in front of me. All my hard work finally paid off as I clinched the third position and won a trophy and cash money of US$2,000. I was very proud standing on the podium and especially having the Singapore Flag flying high and above me during the award ceremony. It is such an unforgettable and memorable moment.
Reported by: Jon