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Andy Dixon, 12,  has been karting from a young age. Through years of dedication to the sport, Andy is recognised as one of the best young drivers in the UK.

Andy first got into a petrol-powered bambino go-kart aged just 4 1/2 years, at Daytona Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey. In addition to putting in hundreds of practice laps at Daytona, Andy competed in the Bambino Club at the legendary Buckmore Park in Kent, where he was a regular on the podium and Star Pupil runner-up  in 2017.

Andy continued with corporate arrive-and-drive karting in 2018, competing in Daytona's Inkart Championship where he placed 3rd in the Championship on his first attempt. Andy contested two more InKart championships at Daytona Sandown Park, finishing runner-up on both occasions whilst taking many race wins, podiums, and pole positions. All this success despite being considerably taller and heavier than his competitors. 

In 2019 Andy began his owner-driver journey in Honda Cadet with Grass Roots Racing, a new team run by father and son Alan and Darrell Jones. Darrell, a former top karting racer, was Andy's first driver coach at Daytona as a bambino! Andy tested locally throughout the year around his commitment to the InKart Championship at Daytona. He put in test laps and started racing at Camberley Kart Club, Bayford Meadows, and Lydd International. 

The Covid-19 pandemic caused a lot of disruption to everyone's lives in 2020 and 2021. Fortunately, as an outdoor sporting activity, there were opportunities to test and race as lockdown rules evolved. The highlight of the 2020 racing season was a well-earned 3rd place (and a lovely trophy!) at the F100 UK race at Buckmore Park, using an engine borrowed from close friend, fellow racer and British Champs contender Kenzo Craigie. 

Our experience with Kenzo's engine at Buckmore Park in late 2020 demonstrated to us that we lacked the power to compete at the front even in Honda club racing. With proven Honda GX160 engines regularly changing hands for £10,000 or more, we switched our focus to pooled (even!) Honda GX160 and Honda GX200 racing in 2021.

2021 brought a whole new experience for Andy and Dixon Racing - national championship racing! We signed up for the SuperOne Series using pooled Honda GX160 engines and raced in several rounds of a new series, the Cadet Kart Championship, on the even and sealed Honda GX200 engine.  Andy enjoyed early success in the CKC with podiums in the first two rounds he contested, but the learning curve was steep in SuperOne with its very big and competitive grids. Even as a young 10 year old Andy found himself outgrowing the cadet and struggling to stay close to the minimum weight. Throughout 3 years in cadet racing, Andy never had even an ounce of lead on his kart! 


Mid-way through the 2021 season we made the decision to join SAIT Motorsport alongside close friend and fellow Daytona alum Logan McAlister. Being in a team with another cadet driver helped enormously with set-up and coaching, something we desperately needed to move Andy forward. Andy finished the SuperOne Championship in 10th, setting a fastest lap in the final race of the season at Shenington, demonstrating that he was capable of front-running pace. Andy completed the 2021 season on a high, winning the CKC round at Clay Pigeon in October in dominating fashion despite being quite unwell.


With numerous changes to the cadet and mini kart classes anticipated at the end of 2022, we took the difficult decision to keep Andy racing in cadet in 2022 despite his height and weight putting him at an obvious disadvantage. We stripped all the excess weight we could from Andy's kart, including his sticker kit and even the paint on his chassis!


We hoped that Andy's experience in 2021 and his race craft would give him a chance as we once again signed on to race in the SuperOne Series national championship supported by SAIT Motorsport. And boy, did Andy ever deliver!  Andy took back-to-back finals wins at Clay Pigeon and followed that up by finishing 2nd on track in both finals at Fulbeck despite racing with a broken hand on a cracked and twisted kart.  In the round 10 final at Whilton Mill, Andy put in one of the best overtakes of the year, cutting back to overtake the championship leader around Christmas Corner on the final lap and pushing teammate Logan McAlister across the finish line. Overall, Andy finished 5th in the SuperOne Championship despite being 4-5 kgs overweight all year and considerably taller than every driver ahead of him in the championship standings. Andy capped off his Cadet racing career by winning his final race in Honda at round 7 of the UK IKR at Shenington! 

Before the year was out, Andy made the switch to Rotax Minimax onboard the Mad Croc chassis. Finally, Andy was in a full-sized kart and made weight. Andy took to the Mad Croc and Rotax like a duck to water, coming second in his first ever Minimax race at the hotly contested BKC Winter Cup in December 2022. What a great way to end 2022 and start the Rotax chapter of Andy's racing career!


For 2023,  Andy will be racing in The Kart Championship national championship and is very much looking forward to the challenge! 


We are actively looking for Partners and Sponsors to join us on our karting journey. We have so much to offer as we race in national championships with live-streamed races and travel up and down the country. If you are interested in supporting Andy, please visit our Contact page and get in touch.

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