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Albert Carter

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TEAM NAME

Carter Motorsport

Drivers

Albert Carter

VEHICLEs

2 x Vauxhall Corsa Junior Rods

 

VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

 

Vauxhall Corsa 1000cc. extensively lightened. Lowered race springs, race shock absorbers. Full roll cage. Lightweight race wheels. Blue printed engine.

 

SERIES ENTERED

 

Junior Rod, Junior Production & Junior Rookie

 

Series Dates

01/01/2017 – 31/12/2017

 

2016 Results

Wins / Podiums at Coventry, Belle Vue, Aldershot, Stoke and Birmingham

Team history & highlights

Albert Carter was born in Hammersmith Hospital London in April 2003 to parents, Andy and Sarah Carter.
 
Recognizing the need for a good education, Andy and Sarah pushed with it since he was just two years old. Motorsport is very important to the family but education must be priority.
 
At just six weeks old, he was introduced to the world of motorsport when he was taken to Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag Racing in England. As Andy sat him proudly on a barrel on Nitro his hope was that his son would grow to love the motorsport environment and one day, express a desire to himself become a champion like his Father. Trips to the Pod became common in Albert’s early years, along with visits to tracks in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway and America as Andy Carter pursued his FIA European Top Fuel Dragster schedule. Andy Carter (www.andycarter.net) has been participating in motorsport from 11 years old until 50 years old when he retired to concentrate on guiding Albert. On retirement Andy was Europe’s most successful FIA Top Fuel Driver having won the FIA European Top Fuel Championship 4 times. Mum Sarah Carter is also from a motorsport family.
 
Albert started quad bike riding aged just two and was bought his first Zip Bambino Kart at three years old. At four he started karting more earnestly, initially getting seat time in the pits at the race tracks where his Dad was competing on the European FIA series. In August 07 he then started attending Rye House Cadet Club in England, learning and getting track time on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
 
In October 08 the family went to America to help Albert get more experience in Karting. He attended private school whilst there but weekends and after school hours, were spent getting seat time at kart tracks or in the large American car parks. In December 08 he competed at his first proper race meeting at the world famous Daytona International Speedway, spending 4 days at the track practicing, qualifying at then racing on Sunday. What a place to have your debut race!
 
Back in England from February 09, Albert gained valuable seat time at tracks all over England Including Bayford Meadows, Tilbury, PFI, Wilton Mill and Red Lodge. In May 09 at just 6 years old Albert was talent spotted by Dan Faulkner of Zip Kart and in August was signed up by Martin Hines to their driver development program. Zip Kart have helped bring through many stars in Motorsport including, David Coulthard (F1), Anthony Davidson (F1), Gary Paffett (McClaren F1 Tester), Jason Plato (BTCC), Luke Hines (BGT), Mike Conway (Brit F3) and Lewis Hamilton (F1) .
 
2010 was again spent learning and gaining valuable seat time at tracks all over England with some time also spent Karting in America.
 
In April 2011 Albert turned 8 and then spent the next 12 weeks competing at club level to gain the 12 signatures needed to gain a National A Kart License, which allows him to compete at the highest level the British Championship for 8 to 13 year olds. Albert joined the British Super 1 Championship at the last 3 rounds, Clay Pigeon, Row Rah and Wilton Mill and did not disappoint!
 
2012 and Albert was just 9 years old. He finished a fantastic second in the TVKC Championship, the toughest Club Championship in the UK. He also achieved many podiums, poles, fastest laps and got his best finish at British Championship level when he finished 10th at Shenington.
 
2013 and Albert is 10 years old. Early in the year Albert won the TVKC Comer Winter Championship. He has also won many Finals all over the UK, achieved many podiums, poles, fastest laps and a track record at PFI the fastest circuit in the UK. Another big achievement for a 10 year old when he set fastest lap at the British GP which is the biggest one of race of the year and then in November the big one when Albert won the TVKC IAME Championship the toughest club championship in the country. 
 
2014 saw Albert Runner up in the Shenington Winter Series.

2015 saw Albert compete in the early rounds of the LGM National Championship, Win (taking a clean sweep in the process) the May Fulbeck Club race and then move into cars where he quickly licensed in a Brisca National Ministox. He then got his first win in Ministox in September at Stoke Raceway. As we write Albert is competing in National Ministox as well as getting seat time in his X30 Kart.

2016 has seen Albert compete in Brisca National Ministox and Spedeworth Junior Rods, with wins / Podiums at Coventry, Belle Vue, Aldershot, Stoke and Birmingham and also attend shows at Nec Autosport and Anglesey.
 
Away from Motorsport Albert is a real outdoor boy who loves Tramperleaning, riding his bike and generally not staying still although he is now starting to enjoy reading as well.

Albert Carter is definitely a name to look out for in the future!

Contact email

 

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Website

 

www.albertcarter.net

 

www.andycarter.net

 

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