He may not enjoy the glitz and glamour in life like Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button but Daz Kitson from March, Cambs is now a world champion in the Outlaw Oval Racing formula of stock car racing.
For any of you that aren’t familiar with the Outlaw formula they are a full contact purpose built chassis with bumpers on the front and rear which are used to move an opponent off the racing line to pass them.
There’s usually lots of bumper action and the occasional rollover but the cars are built to a very high spec in order to keep injuries down and the drivers’ safety at all times.
Kitson, along with 70 others, fought it out over 10 gruelling qualifying rounds throughout the year to gain his place on the grid at the World Final Race at the Eddie Wright Raceway in Scunthorpe.
With only 36 places on the grid available Kitson qualified on the second row with his arch enemy Dave Pannett starting in front of him ready to spoil the party.
When the green flag dropped Pannett gained an early lead but Kitson managed to catch him when Pannett encountered lapping back markers and that was when Kitson mounted his attack on Pannett’s back bumper, moving him out onto the thick shale on the outside of the raceway and Kitson sneaking up the inside to take the lead and onto take the flag with Graham Mole second and Pannett eventually coming in third.
Kitson celebrated on his lap of honour and whilst waving to the crowd noticed he was getting a round of applause from a celebrity ‘petrolhead’: none other than Guy Martin!
Once all the trophies had been given out Martin came over to Daz, congratulated him on his win and was asking a few things about the cars and how they are constructed. Kitson offered Martin a drive in a car but due to Martin’s recent injuries he kindly declined but said it would be something he would be interested in once he was fully healed.
As world champion, Kitson will have a gold wing on the roof of his car and will be taking the number 1 for the rest of this season and until next year’s World Final race where he will be looking to retain the gold.
Kitson and his team they are always looking for new supporters and mechanics to help keep the team running, they will be racing on October 10 at Scunthorpe with the meeting starting at 5pm.
More information on the Outlaw Oval Racing formula can be found on www.f2outlaws.co.uk or on Facebook by searching for Outlaw Oval Racing.