Weʼre raising £3,000 to help CJ Morgan in the 2019 racing season
- St. Leonards-on-Sea
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We have set up this just giving page as an informal way for family and friends and others whom may want to help Cj to succeed on the next level of his racing career. For those of you whom know Cj and have followed his progress/success already. You will of seen/agree how far he has come and how well he is doing. We feel he is more than ready and able to compete and feel he has been held back due to availability of funding. This year Cj is competing in the MSA British Championship alongside his normal club meet at forest edge and the summer champs, However his ability alone needs more financial help than we can stretch too. so we are seeking sponsorship and funding to help him achieve to his full potential. Sponsorship and funding is not something new to karting. Its what helps them really succeed to their full ability by helping cover some of the financial costs within.
For those of you whom don't know Cj but are reading this and are intrigued and may want to help him on his way. Cj Morgan is a 12 yr old go kart star, currently racing in the Minimax class. He began his racing career at the age of 6 in the Bambino class. Cj use to ride his quad and buggy on a field which was sold of privately and so dad took him for a test at Lydd In one of their karts and loved it. James at Lydd saw potential in Cj and mention this to both Cj and dad. looking at the cost of set up and Cj wanting to race he sold his quad bike, petrol buggy and ps4 to raise the funds to buy his first secondhand Kart, overalls and helmet. Cj took to the track like it was his home. At the age of 8 he moved up to Iame class, then March 2018 turned 12 moved onto mini max. Cj has won many club rounds across the classes and secured many championships already. He won the Kent cup Iame championship 2015 age 9 and Kent cup in the Honda class 2017 age 11. He has also won many summer and winter championships with his numerous podium wins. Cj is currently year 8 pupil and doing well in his studies. Karting is his only hobby and his dream. His lifetime ambition is to get to f4/f3. His dream as every karter is to get to formula 1 but he/we are realistic that this may not happen on his talent alone. He is a great mathematician and enjoys science, combined with his racing career will no doubt lead to mechanical engineering or that field at the very least.
This year is very exciting and definitely a big step up for Cj within his racing career. Until now we have traveled around the country competing against some of the country’s best, however we have remained within club meets and championships due to available funds. Cj not only shows his ability to drive he has proven he has the skill on a very minimal budget. Due to very limited funds CJ does not race in a team and neither does he have mechanics or driving tuition on standby. He simply is a 2-man band - himself and dad as his continuous learning mechanic. Moving up to a bigger kart and more speed when of age/weight is not easy and generally takes a good few races to get back up the pack and be competitive. But Cj showed that wasn’t needed this year as he jumped straight into Minimax in April as the youngest driver and competing with 15 fellow racer’s he showed true ability, despite being very nervous he raced well and took 3rd place podium in his first race day as well as taking the fastest lap in the final. Cj 4th race was at forest for the southern championship in June. Cj drove superbly taking a clean sweep qualifying on poll for the final crossing the line first technically winning the southern champs. How-ever the scrutineer failed a tong inside the carb as it was 1mm out which disqualified him from the final. All a learning curve and dad now has the tool to check this prior to racing. Cj then had emergency surgery for testicular torsion as well as a family holiday and so had 3 months off racing. We returned to forest for the October round Cj proved time off didn’t hold him back. Despite having an awful start to the day Cj began the final in 10th position and fought through the pack to cross the line in 2nd place bringing home the silver wear. Due to Cj’s ability to drive and win against the odds we have stepped up to the next level and entered him into the MSA British championship. He has showed and proved he is just as able, and we are extremely excited for this year’s outcome. However for Cj to have a standing chance alongside some of the toughest racers in the country and his true ability to succeed we are seeking sponsorship and crowdfunding. Cj has the potential to do extremely well but this does come at a cost. Just like anything mechanical things need replacing, renewing and upgrading due to wear and tear and growth. As well as the additional and hidden costs of each round.
We are currently putting together a Sponsorship proposal in the hope for company's to come on board and sponsor Cj in the upcoming British championship 2019. However this just covers the tip of things. For Cj to compete in all planned events in the 2019 season and give him up to date equipment so he will have the best chance possible alongside his devotion and ability we have set up this page. Even if we don't reach the target anything big or small with help to cover some of the costs and will allow Cj to concentrate on pushing himself to his ability rather than worry if we can fund it financially. You can follow his updates on his fb page, and watch his races on live timing as they happen. Even if you cant help but know someone who might please share as every share leads to more and may reach someone whom can which is just as good. thank you for any donations given and any shares all are very much appreciated.
For the 2019 season Cj will be racing in;
The MSA championship; 6 rounds of race weekends across the country; R1- PFI in March, R2- Rowrah in May, R3- Mansell Raceway in June, R4 GYG racetrack in July, R5- Clay pigeon in August, R6- Forest edge in September. We are still awaiting update on whom will be live timing and if it will be televised.
Forest edge championship 2019 consists of monthly rounds march through to November
Southern championship is the month of June
PAST WINS AND TITLES;
2018 mini max first season podium wins 2
2017 podium wins 13
2017 Honda Kent cup championship 1ST
2017 Iame southern championship 3rd
2017 Forest edge Championship 2ND
2016 Cadet Buckmore winter championship 1ST
2016 Cadet Lydd summer championship 2nd
2016 Forest edge Summer championship 3rd
2015 Buckmore park summer championship 1st
2015 Kent kart championship 1st
2015 Lydd kart championship 1st
2015 Bayford summer chamionship 1st
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Cj Morgan is a 12 yr old go kart star, currently racing in the Minimax class. He has had many podium wins and championship titles already. This year he is racing in the MSA british championship and seeks funding to help him compete at a competitive level. thanks for reading