Zach Ripley completely dominated the recent Bayford Meadows club race, pole in quali and winning every race from lights to flag! Zach also broke the lap record in his own air! This win see's Ripley extend his lead in the club championship and is still on track to complete the treble this season.Team and equipment enquiries welcome!
Monday, September 25, 2017
Zach Ripley continued his winning form with a comfortable victory at Buckmore Park. The win see's Zach extend his lead in the club championship. Honda Cadet Team mate Declan Russel also put in a great performance. Declan at times lead the final and eventually finished 4th, a solid drive in his debut season.
Freddie Stacey Simpson dominated the Jnr X30 class. A comfortable lights to flag victory also see's Freddie extend his lead in the club championship.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
We did it!🏁
x30 European Champions!! Well done Brett. Thank you for a brilliant Season.
Full race report will follow soon.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
A dominant day for the Team Evolution Honda Cadet driver with pole in quali and winning the final again! Zach now leads the Bayford Meadows club championship along with Buckmore Park and the Kent cup.An unfortunate day for Liam Mcneilly who was involved in an incident in the final but good to see him back out.Thanks to everyone involved and Jack Marshall for looking after the team!
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The past weekend see Team Evolution driver Brett Ward join up with 3G racing Germany to compete at the ADAC kartmasters championship in senior x30. Ward had some difficulties in the heats and lined up on P28 for the pre final where he stormed through to p8. In the main final Ward produced on outstanding drive taking an unthreatened victory! Well done to everyone involved!
This week Brett Ward and Leevi Linkuntano travel to Wackersdorf to compete in the x30 Euro Champs. On the same weekend the team had several drivers competing at Buckmore Park for the Club championship. Zack Ripley once again dominated the fiercely competitive Honda Cadet class. Another victory to add to a truly remarkable season for Ripley. Team mate Declan Russell kept his championship hopes alive, recovering to 7th after getting put in the tyres in quali. There was once again good progress for Jason Gjeja in his debut season. Freddie Stacey Simpson was in a class of his own in the Jnr x30 category. He looked on for a easy victory until the rear bumper bolt snapped. Freddie still leads the club championship.
Thank you to everyone who is involved in making this such a successful season.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
The last round of Super one took place at GyG in Wales. Team Evolution's sole representative Brett Ward (Snr X30) took pole in his qualifying group, a clear tenth up on the rest of the field. Two strong heats see Ward finish 2nd and 3rd and would line up on p4 for the pre-final, where he eventually finished 3rd! In a dramatic final ward eventually finished a comfortable 2nd but was unable to challenge for the lead due to another competitor defending for the majority of the race!
With one round left Ward is now in contention of a top 3 in the championship!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
At the recent PFI club race new team driver Jamie Rogers was dominant is the junior x30 class (50 competitors). A clear 2 tenths up in quali and a 1st and 2nd in the heats see Rogers line up on pole for the final. Unfortunately he retired from the final final after the rear bumper broke! Rogers demonstrated he is one to watch out for in the future.There was also good progress from Declan Russell (Honda cadet) Freddie Stacey Simpson (Jnr x30) Peter Knight and Nooris Gafoor in Mini x30 and Jenson Harvey Senior x30. Also great news that Masa Wada is now discharged from hospital after his crash at this event, thank you to all the staff at TVKC and Queens Medical Centre Nottingham.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
In only his second senior race and 8 months out from PFI Jenson Harvey impressed at Pfi. The senior X30 class boasted strong competition with 60 competitors but Harvey excelled. A crash in one heat see Harvey line up on P21 in the A final. His most impressive drive to date see Harvey cross the line 2nd. His efforts didn't go un noticed as he also picked up driver of the day and a free entry to the kartmasters event.
The junior category also had 2 full grids. Both team drivers Jamie Rogers and Freddie Stacey Simpson started lower than expected. Rogers stormed through from p11 to p4 and looked to be challenging for a podium until he was taken out on the last lap ending up p8.Freddie was up to p14 from 21 until he suffered an engine failure. Good progress from the juniors.
Declan Russell improved in only his 3rd time at pfi, eventually securing p9 in the Honda Cadet class.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
After technical problems in the morning Zach managed to dominate and win his final in the Honda cadet class.
Commenting on another great weekend Zach said: " My mechanics made some big changes to the kart which payed off as I found the pace to help me bring home the win for myself and the team. The team have backed me 100% and brought out the best in me.A special thanks to James Laker from Evolution Racing! "
Jason Gjelja made good progress, setting his personal best lap times but was unfortunately involved in an accident during the final.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
The team traveled to Buckmore Park for a round of the Kent Cup Championship. Team Honda Cadet drivers Zach Ripley, Liam McNeily, Declan Russel, Jason Gjelja faired well in qualification with 2nd,3rd,4th and 7th respectively,
Ripley then went on to take another unthreatned victory, all the cadet drivers made great progress, with lap times reflecting podium results. In the junior x30 class, Freddy Stacey Simpson was in a league of his own. Three tenths up in qualification, and lights to flag victory in every race.Team mate Finley Cross, qualified 3rd but suffered incidents in the racing.
In Jenson Harveys second senior race, He looked like the one to beat in testing but suffered from a bad batch of race tyres loosing four tenths. He finished the final in third position. Our mini x30 drivers Kristian Brooks and Peter Knigt, didnt have the pace to challenge for the victory but finished second and fourth respectively. Thank you to everyone involved, all the mechanics and Grice Racing Engines. The Team now looking forward to the races at Whilton Mill and Bayford Meadows this weekend.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Zach Ripley impressed throughout the weekend in the Honda cadet class. Ripley started the final in P4 and made short work of hitting the front. Consistent lap times see Ripley take an unthreatened victory. New team signing Liam McNeily improved throughout the weekend and mixed it at the front in testing. Liam finished the final in a creditable 8th place but the Lap times prove he can now look to compete for a podium finish.
Mini X30 see Kristian Brookes take his first ever and well deserved victory. A hard thought race between the top 3 drivers. Team mate Fraser Brunton eventually finished in 3rd narrowly missing out on a 1-2 for the team. It was Nooris Gafoor's first visit to the circuit and he continues to improve. We look forward to him challenging at the front with his team mates next month.
Freddie Stacey Simpson looked set to make it the perfect weekend for the team. He set pole time in quali in the Jnr x30 class, won both heats but unfortunately received a nose cone penalty in the final.
Amy Brunton picked up the top novice cadet trophy.
Thank you to everyone involved.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Zach Ripley was totally dominant in the Honda Cadet class taking a clean sweep of quali and all the heats. Zach then went on to take victory in the final by a staggering 8 seconds. After winning by such a margin the engine was protested and has now been stripped to the last nut and bolt by the technical scrutineers and of course passed with no concerns. Hopefully this will now stop all the rumours and credit will be given where it is due!
Finley Cross was competing for his second time with Team Evolution in the Junior X30 category after moving from a rival team. Finley showed great maturity to take a commanding victory in the final.
There was also great progress for Emily Linscott, Kristian Brookes and Jason Gjelaj.
Thank you to everyone involved.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Great progress for Masatora Wada, in his debut season and first ever European Championship race. Masa consistently topped the time sheets in testing but after being penalised in the qualifying heats, Masatora started in the main final from Position 13. He finished with a impressive 5th Position.
The first round of the x30 European Championship, was the second race for Brett Ward with Team Evolution Racing.
Brett qualified 2nd overall in qualifying practice. He finished his qualifying heats with a second,first and a third position. So finally he started from the third Position in the prefinal, and finished in second place. Starting from the outside of the front row was always going to be difficult and Brett unfortunately slipped to third, allowing the leader to get away. After five laps Brett made the move for second and then made a late charge reeling in the race leader but eventually settled for second after running out of laps.
Brett Statement: " The weekend went well, i was happy to get some good points for the championship and start off well. Now we just need to work hard for salbris and go one better! The support all weekend was fantastic I couldn't of asked for any better help, & My predictions for the season are to try and win not only races at the British and European level but go and try and win the championships!"
Monday, March 27, 2017
Team Evolution is proud to announce, that Max Barnett (x30 Junior) and Brett Ward (x30 Senior) will join the Team this season.
Max Barnett and Brett Ward will start the first time for Team Evolution, at the upcoming weekend in Rowrah, at the british Super One Series. The two drivers will use the OTK Chassis Fernando Alonso. Engines and carburetors will be used from our long term partner Grice Engines.
Both of the drivers have shown in the past they have front running potential. Brett Ward is an established driver with a vice European and vice world champion titles to his name.
We cant wait to work with these two talented drivers and we hope for a good partnership.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Great end to the year for the team at Buckmore Park. Ronnie Foster took the club championship after dominating the day in Jnr X30. Alfie Glenie took a strong 3rd place in the final, this result making it a team 1-2 in the club championship. New team driver Masatora Wada improved throughout the weekend and the team look forward to more improvements in 2017.
In the cadet class Greenall went into the final round leading the championship, but got taken out of the race whilst in 2nd position. An unfortunate end to the year. Jason Gjelaj and Declan Russell both showed great improvements with Russell taking 3rd place in the clubman final.
Thanks again to everyone involved, 2016 has been a great year for the team and we are sure 2017 will be even better.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Ollie Greenall was on top form at the recent PFI meeting in the fiercely competitive Honda Cadet class. Greenall lined up on p6 for the A final after good heats where he lead heat 2. A few laps into the final and Greenall was up to 4th place with the leading duo some way ahead. After setting continuous fastest laps in the middle of the race Greenall reeled the leading pack in and on the last lap made a great manoeuvre to take 2nd place and his first podium finish at PFI.
Jay Rudd was unfortunate in the Senior X30 class. Rudd set the pace in testing but suffered with a broken axle in quali. Rudd then started his heats of p24 but went on to get 2 top 10 finishes. Rudd lined up on p13 for the A final and eventually finished 7th after a bad start to the final.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Team drivers Alfie Glenie and Jenson Harvey was in a league of their own in the Jnr X30 class. Glenie took an impressive pole in quali 3 tenths up on the rest of the field. Harvey then went on to take 2 heat wins in difficult conditions. The pair lined up on the front row and worked together to pull a staggering gap on the rest of the field. Eventually Glenie took the win from Harvey making it another 1-2 for the team!
Relatively in experienced Honda clubman drivers Declan Russell and Fraser Brunton both ran inside the top 3 and showed great potential throughout the weekend. An unfortunate incident towards the end of the final see Brunton get hit off and Russell had to take avoiding action. Still great progress.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
The team dominated the junior x30 class with all 3 of their drivers completing the podium. Freddy Simpson-Stacey took top spot, Alfie Glenie 2nd and Ronnie Foster 3rd after a charge from the back of the grid. An impressive drive by all the team drivers.
Ollie Greenall looked on for a win after setting the pace throughout the heats. Greenall eventually finished 2nd in the Honda class after a great dice for the lead.
New team drivers Peter Knight and Declan Russell took top spots in the novice category, Minimax and Clubman respectively.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Alfie Glenie was on top form at Bayford Meadows in the Jnr X30 class. He took unthreatened victories in the heat, pre final and final. Superb driving and a great result for Glenie in his debut junior season. Congratulations also go to team driver Luke Shopland who finished 2nd.
Novice goes pole
Peter Knight impressed with pole overall in the mini max class. Peter went on to win the heat and pre final and eventually finished 3rd in the final after battling for the lead..... Some achievement considering this was Peter's 2nd ever race.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
New Honda Cadet clubman driver Declan Russell impressed at the recent Bayford Meadows club meeting. In only his second race Declan took a win in the heats and the final step on the podium in the final. A great result and big things to come!
The team travelled to PFI for the July club meeting, the last race before the prestigious kart masters event.
Ollie Greenall had a superb final in the fiercely contested Honda Cadet class. Greenall lined up on p10 out of 50 cadet drivers but had an unfortunate start dropping to 15th. The 9 year old kept his head and showed some amazing manoeuvres on the last few laps, somehow clawing his way back to p4 at the line.
Jenson Harvey, Taylor Bellini and Freddy Simpson-Stacey were strong in quali p5 6 and 9 respectively in the Jnr x30 class. All 3 drivers qualified for the A final but had mixed fortunes. Harvey had his best result to date with a 5th place in the heat and 14th in the final setting 5th fastest lap. Freddy had unfortunate luck with a nose cone penalty and Bellini suffering with engine problem.
Jay Rudd showed immense pace in the senior x30 class but had a day full of problems.
Oliver Bearman had his first Minimax test with the team and was only 3 tenth of the fastest lap in testing after only 35 laps in the kart.
Thanks as always to Connor Jupp, Dave Wooder, Dan Bellini, Thomas Grice and all of the drivers and parents.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Freddy Simpson-Stacey and Ronnie Foster dominated the Jnr X30 class. In time quali the pair were p1 and p2 respectively and some 3 tenth's clear of the rest of the chasing field.
The pair lined up on p1 and P2 for the main final after a dominate 1-2 in the pre final. Unfortunately Freddy was late getting of the grid and had to start from P3 and was then hit into another competitor at the start, leaving him way down the field. This left team mate Ronnie Foster to take a solid victory in only his second race this year.
Not the 1-2 which was expected but the team drivers set the pace through the day.
Thanks to everyone involved with the team, Ricky Grice Mark Dawson and Thomas Grice for the waft.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
It's been another busy few weeks for the team. On the 16th 17th the team travelled to Buckmore Park for Round 2 of the Kent cup.
In Jnr X30 Freddy Simpson-Stacey dominated quali going p1 some 3 tenth's up. Fred unfortunately retired from the pre final with a broken exhaust cradle. The main final saw Fred start from the back of the grid but after a great drive managed to win the race with a superb manoeuvre for the lead with 2 laps remaining.
In Honda Cadet Ollie Greenall and Kristian Brookes faired well in quali 4th and 5th respectively. Greenall impressed throughout the day with a solid 3rd in the heat. The pre final saw Greenall reel in the leader and take the lead with 4 laps remaining. A good battle saw Greenall eventually cross the line in 2nd place. The main final wasn't to be after a crash on lap 1. A strong drive saw Greenall recover to 7th place at the flag. Brookes suffered incidents throughout the day and lined up at the back of the A final and eventually finished just outside the top 10.
Thanks as always to Roger Pitchford at RPM, Grice for the X30 motors and all of the mechanics Connor Jupp, Jamie Flynn & Jay Rudd.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A positive weekend for the team at PFI for the first round of LGM X30 tour.
It started with a double front row line up for the pre finals. In Juniors Taylor Bellini lined up on P1 after an impressive pole in group and p2 overall out of 90 odd drivers.
Seniors Rudd qualified 3rd in group and 4 overall, again out of 90 odd drivers. This left Rudd starting his pre final on p2, making Team Evolution the only team with 2 drivers starting on the front row.
In Juniors and Seniors the team drivers both finished 3rd in the pre final after leading for a number of laps in both races.
Bellini lined up on p7 for the main final and once he got into 4th he reeled the leaders in for 3 consecutive laps at half a second a lap. Once Bellini got to the leading trio he made an unfortunate mistake see him crashing out of the race.
Rudd wasted no time in getting to 4th place in the final. But was unfortunately behind the 3rd place driver who lost his rad causing Rudd to take to the grass and lose his front nose and incurring a 10second penalty.
New team driver Jenson Harvey progressed throughout the weekend in only his second race at PFI. In this extremely tough category Jenson mixed it with some of the more experienced drivers showing he has the ability to improve throughout the year.
Thanks go to everyone involved Connor Jupp Marc Dawson Thomas Grice and Ricky Grice
Friday, April 8, 2016
Team Evolution set the pace at Bayford Meadows.
The Honda Cadet duo of Ollie Greenall and Kristian Brookes were again on form in the Honda cadet class. This was the last race before the prestigious O plate meeting. Greenall wasted no time in TQ stamping his authority on the grid with p1 and a staggering 4tenths down the road! Brookes who had to scrub in new wet tyres managed p5 and only a tenth away from another team 1-2. Strong heats see the 2 team mates line up 1 and 4 for the main final. Whilst Greenall was leading the race, Brookes stormed to 3rd and took 2nd place but on the same lap was deliberately taken out of the race by another competitor. At the line Greenall managed a strong 2nd place and Brookes back to 7th setting fastest lap along the way, some 4tenths up!
In Junior x30 Luke Shopland managed p3 after tricky conditions in the final. Another podium result for Luke in his first full season.
Senior Novice driver Jonathan Humba improved throughout the weekend after 6 months out.
Thanks go to Connor Jupp, Jamie Flynn Marc Dawson, Ricky Grice Thomas Grice and Roger Pitchford
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Jenson Harvey joins Team Evolution
Evolution would like to welcome Jenson Harvey from Essex to the team. After a competitive debut season in the Jnr Subaru class Jenson has chosen the extremely competitive Jnr x30 class for his 2016 campaign. In his first test with the team Jenson impressed team owner Ashley Whitcroft and driver coach Connor Jupp with race winning pace at Bayford Meadows. This season will see Jenson compete at the fiercely contested LGM series as well as various club events.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Ollie Greenall and Kristian Brookes starred in a Super 1 grid at Bayford Meadows along with the 5 and 6 seeds in the country from last year, showing exceptional pace throughout the weekend. The main final saw the pair start 4th and 2nd respectively due to some strong heats. They quickly managed to open up a gap along with another competitior making it a three way race on the last lap. Some stunning overtaking manoeuvres gave Evolution Racing an amazing 1-2 finish with Greenall crossing the line ahead of Brookes. A perfect race weekend for all involved and are now looking forward to the '0' plate in a months time.
Ronnie Foster made his 2016 debut with a sensational weekend and a clean sweep in the junior x30 class. The final made a great race with Ronnie edging away the whole race coming over the line a whole 8 seconds in the lead. Another great performance sets him up for a great year of racing ahead. Luke Shopland also competed in the junior x30 class and was showing good pace and improvement all weekend until and technical fault meant he had to retire.
Overall a dominant weekend for Team Evolution Racing and an amazing set up for the rest of the year. Thanks go to Connor Jupp, Ollie Holman,Ricky Grice, Thomas Grice and Roger Pitchford at RPM Engines for the waft.
Monday, March 7, 2016
After last months 3rd place in the fiercely competitive snr X30 class Rudd was looking to go 2 better this month. A strong dry quali see Rudd start of the front row for the pre final. A superb drive see Rudd take the lead from world champion Oliver Hodgeson and drive away to win by over 3 seconds. Rudd then went on to take a lights to flag victory in the main final, unthreatened throughout Rudd has now proven he can compete at the highest level in all conditions.
Taylor Bellini was again strong in the junior x30 class. Pole in quali until he got held up on the last 2 laps which see Taylor slip to p8. A bad start to the main final see Bellini p10 on lap one, but a mature drive see him claw his way back to cross the line in 4th.
Freddie Stacey Simpson made good improvements throughout the weekend and narrowly missed out on making the A final.
Thanks go to Connor Jupp, Dave Wooder, Grice Racing Engines - Tom and Rick Grice, Dean Panrucker and Mark Dawson.
Monday, March 7, 2016
The team travelled back to Pfi for the feb race meeting and yet again proved they are a force in the x30 class.
Jay Rudd was again on form in the extremely tough senior x30 grid. Rudd showed great pace and lined up on p11 for the final. A class performance see Rudd cross the line in 3rd place. This was without a doubt Rudd's best drive to date, proving he will be mixing it with the best at this years LGM.
Taylor Bellini had a day of mixed fortunes. Bellini qualified p4 in the rain but struggled with engine pace in the final due to a bent crank. Still another solid drive. Ollie Greenall had a bad start to the day with no time set in quali. This left Greenall down in 57th. Good solid driving through the the day see him get back to 15th at the end of the final.
Thanks go to everyone involved inc Connor Jupp, Dave Wooder, Dean Panrucker, Tom Grice and RPM.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Great weekend for the team at Bayford Meadows.
Ollie Greenall was on form in the Honda Cadet class. Fresh out of clubman Greenall impressed with p4 in quali. Greenall started the final on p4 and was held up for the first few laps. Once into second the race looked over with the leader some 6 seconds ahead. But a superb drive see the 8 year old take up to 9tenths a lap out of the leader, another lap and an inevitable win was in sight. Kristian Brookes looked good to complete the podium matching the pace of his team mate but an incident near the end of the race see Brookes slip from 4th to 7th.
Luke Shopland made good strides forward this weekend. In only his 2nd junior x30 race Luke finished a very respectable 2nd.A great team effort and good progress all round.
Thanks to Connor Jupp and James Laker, Rodger Pitchford at RPM and Ricky Grice for the top motors as always.
Monday, January 25, 2016
June 11-12 saw the team travel to Kimbolton for the Anglian cup and GYG for LGM.
At Kimbolton Freddy Simpson-Stacey impressed with a 2nd place in Sunday's final and 3rd overall in a strong grid of 24 karts. Alfie Glenie improved with a 9th place after missing the Friday test.
At GYG LGM Connor Jupp returned having been out of a kart for 8 months. A bad heat left Jupp on p34 for the final. A superb drive see Jupp eventually finish P7. Taylor Bellini qualified p4 overall in the highly competitive Jnr X30 class but struggled with tyres in the wet final.
Thanks go to Thomas Grice, Ricky Grice, Harry Drysdale, Dave Wooder, Connor Jupp & Dan Bellini.