Travis driving forward in his quest

PUBLISHED: 12:26 06 November 2018

Travis Chapman.

Travis Chapman.


Kart driver Travis Chapman is aiming high in the world of karting and continues to improve his lap times.

Travis Chapman has had a passion for cars from an early age and is now racing karts on a regular basis at the Clay Pigeon Raceway near Dorchester.

He began racing go karts in 2016 while at St Josephs Primary School in Portishead with Team Sport Avonmouth, an indoor track where he has won several trophies and took part in the cadet programme.

After six months of racing, Travis wanted to try outdoor racing for more of a challenge and discovered Castle Combe, where he raced monthly getting into the final on his first race day and was awarded driver of the day.

They met Max Tyler of Attaq Motorsports who said Travis was one to watch and six months later he was invited to join karting team for a session at Clay Pigeon Raceway borrowing a kart.

He finally got his own kart in 2017 meaning he could do more practice sessions and begin competing in IKR race days, under the guidance of his dad (mechanic) and the Attaq Motorsports team.

Travis is now at Gordano School and is working towards his Arks test to hold his MSA licence. He continues to improve his lap times and has started to win some trophies including winning his first IKR championship at Clay (Autumn Championship).

The family is now looking for sponsors to enable Travis to progress to the next level of junior Rotax in which he will need a new kart, regular engine tunes, spare parts, extra tyres and many other things to be on a level playing field with the front runners.

Travis’ main ambition is to make it to the academy within Silverstone to earn a place in a Formula One team, either as a driver or part of the team.

His journey can be followed on Facebook through the Travis Chapman Racing page.

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