Junior hero Els just wants to show pace

NOTE - the 4 March Vereeniging Northern Regions Karting races have been postponed until further notice

Jayden Els may have endured a tough day at the races on his step up to the bigger Junior Max class in the opening round Northern Regions karting championship season opener, but the world Mini Max karting champion is keen to show his pace in Saturday’s second round of the regional series at Vereeniging's Laserfische Raceway.

“The last meeting was tough - I was taken out twice but I was happy with the progress we made through the day,”  newly crowned South African Junior Motor Sportsman of the Year Jayden explained. “So this weekend the plan is to keep out of trouble and the best way to do that is to put it on pole and drive away. “That won’t be so easy though - there are a few quicker guys than me with plenty experience in the bigger kart, but nothing ventured, nothing gained!”

Reigning Rotax Mini Max karting world champion Els, who took the big step up to Junior Max at the beginning of the year however showed his true form in a club meeting earlier in the year when he won on his Junior debut. “I want more of that,” Jayden concluded. “We have won already in this class and I want to do so again!”