Josh and Jack Moore from St Francis Bay are two young kids who are competitive karting stars, with a long list of podium finishes behind them. They are part of an elite crew that will be heading overseas to compete shortly.
They do have it in their blood, as both Josh and Jack started karting, at the ages of 8 and 6, after watching their mom race karts for a season!
After winning the 10-year-old class last year, Josh competed in the MiniRok National Championship this year for drivers up to the age of 13. This is the biggest and most competitive class in the National Championship. Josh finished this year’s season 4th overall. He was also the best Rookie of the Year! He is one of only 6 kids to get a ticket to race and represent South Africa in the ROK World Super Finals in South Garda, Italy, this month. They are all heading over to Italy shortly.
Jack Moore won the 2020 Africa Open Championship last year, racing in the Bambino class. This year, he moved up to the KidRok class and won the National Championship with 9 wins and 3 runner-up spots! Jack also won a ticket to the ROK World Super finals in Italy and will compete in the MiniRok 13-year-old class and in the MiniRok under 10 class.
They both love racing and have a huge passion for learning and bettering themselves. Both assist Dad and their mechanic in setting up and checking their karts before races. They are responsible for feedback about the kart’s performance after practice sessions and races to set faster lap times. They analyze data and go-pro footage to see where they can make up time and better their driving lines on the track.
Racing karts leads to big things. Who knows, we might have a future F1 driver or two in our midst. Good luck in Italy, Josh and Jack!