PRIAM news

December 2007

PRIAM sponsor new karting talent

Glyn Carvill presents sponsorship to Sam Snell

PRIAM are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring Sam Snell who, although only 15, has already achieved considerable success at a National Championship level. Sam Snell

Sam has been involved with Kart racing since the age of 11, first competing in local club championships in the Cadet class (8-13 years of age) and, since moving to Juniors (11-17 years of age), he has also competed across the country in the National Championships.

Following a successful year in 2006 consistently finishing in the top five in timed qualifying, Sam ended the year ranked 10th in the National Junior Kart Championship and finished second in the British Open Championships.

In 2007 15 year old Sam Snell took first place at the Midland Championships held at the Rissington Kart circuit near Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds.

A large number of drivers came from all over the country to participate in this prestigious event that, over the years, has hosted great champions like Nigel Mansell and Jenson Button.

Karting is the first step in Motorsport taken by drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell and Jensen Button on their way to success in Formula 1.

Sam Snell This success builds on a recent excellent performance at the British Open Championships, held in August at the Shenington Kart Circuit near Banbury, where Sam finished second to the current National Champion after leading the race in the early stages. Sam then ended the year ranked 9th in the National Junior Kart Championship.

For 2008 Sam is moving into the premier Junior class of KF3 and will contest the Motor Sports Association British Junior Championships as well as the British Open Championships. The KF3 class uses a water cooled 125cc engine which is capable of propelling the Kart to speeds in excess of 75mph.

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