Ever since his first introduction to karting, Bloemfontein's young racing hero Stuart White was a natural behind the wheel. Racing is clearly in his blood, with dad David White well known in South African racing circles and his sister Andrea a keen kart racer.
Stuart started karting in 2006 and something just clicked as he went on to win the 2013 South African Mini Rok karting championship award and placed 5th in the Autumn Cup MiniRok Trophy in Lonato, Italy later that year.
The following year Stuart took a double primary school title to earn Junior Protea South African Colours by his Maxterino and Mini Rok titles. He placed 18th overall in the Vortex Rok World Final before the 14-year-old added his third South African title to his CV with the 2014 Junior ROK Championship before representing South Africa in the prestigious CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy against the world’s best drivers in his age group across Europe in 2015.
Stuart spent the first half of 2016 preparing for his step up to the main circuit racing in the Rotax DD2 shifter kart class before making his main circuit debut at Red Star in Formula 4 August. White had a busy second half of the 2016 race season as he dovetailed karting commitments with Formula Ford, ending third in the Junior Rok world kart finals in Italy, scoring podiums in Formula Ford and even claiming pole position for the Bulawayo 3-hour in December.
Dubbed ‘Baby Vettel’, Stewie is cutting a similar path for himself, having started out competing in karts before a career in single seaters where Stuart White now plans to emulate his race hero.
Stuart White Racing Achievements
2016 - 3rd Junior Rok World Finals
Rotax Max DD2 SA Championship
Main circuit debut in Formula Ford
Pole position in Bulawayo 3-Hour driving a Shelby VSP
2015 South African Junior Rok Champion
2nd in 2015 Junior Rok World Finals, Lonato Italy, fastest lap
4th in 2015 Junior Rok Autumn Cup, Lonato Italy
6th at 2015 X30 Junior European Championship, Catelletto Italy
7th in 2015 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy, top rookie
Fastest lap in Zuera & Genk 2015 Academy Trophy Pre Finals,
Fastest Lap in Le Mans 2015 Academy Trophy Finals
3rd in 2014 South African Junior Rok Championship
5th in 2014 South African Junior Max Championship
2nd in 2014 Northern Regions Junior Max Championship
Raced 2014 X30 Junior Championship, Belgium.
Raced 2014 X30 Junior World Finals, Le Mans France.
18th in 2014 Junior Rok World Finals, Lonato Italy
Awarded South African Junior Protea Colours
Free State Sport Media 2014 Junior Sport Star of the Year
2013 South Mini Rok African Mini Rok 60cc karting Champion
2013 South African Maxterino 60cc karting Champion
2nd in 2013 Northern Regions Mini Rok 60cc karting Championship
2x Junior Driver of the Day Award in 2013 Regional karting
2013 Iain Pepper Trophy for Most Improved Junior Driver
5th in 2013 Mini Rok Autumn Cup Trophy, Lonato Italy
8th in 2013 Mini Rok World Finals, Lonato Italy
Free State Sport Media 2013 Junior Sport Star of the Year