When Joseph turned seven he was allowed to compete in non-MSA race meetings at Warden Law and Teesside due to his experience (the age range for Cadets usually starts at 8 years old and runs to their 13th year), managing a few wins during this season.
Turning eight saw Joseph reach the age where he could obtain his MSA licence and race all around the country, competing in the LGM series, finishing 15th out of 68 drivers over the season (racing experienced drivers up to thirteen years old).
Aged nine he again competed in the LGM series and did his “rookie” season in the SuperOne British championship. Moving into the Fusion race team towards the end of this season Joseph immediately settled in and his results were soon doing the talking!
During the winter of 2014/2015 he continued to increase his already fast pace and racked up some very good results, giving him a great start heading into the 2015 season having just turned ten. During 2015 Joseph competed in 3 national championships as well as club meetings and his results were:
Formula Karts Stars – Cadet Champion (winning the championship with 2 rounds to spare)
LGM Series – 4th
SuperOne – 6th
In November 2015 Joseph also competed in the SKUSA in Las Vegas, qualifying 9th for the final from approx 70 drivers; then consistently putting fast laps in, managed to get back up to 14th for the finish taking the joint fastest lap.
Read the full story of Joseph’s stand-out season by clicking here.
During the start of 2017, Team Taylor has been very busy indeed, making 2 quite radical moves, changing teams and simultaneously moving to the racing kart being manufactured by Joseph’s mentor and long term supporter, Terry Fullerton. Terry has been developing his own kart for 2 years now and has finally got the specification to where he wants it and it was tactically appropriate to have Joseph competing on a Fullerton kart. A link-up by Terry with the Jade Racing Team, who are now running all their drivers on Fullertons, made also joining the Jade team an obvious move.