Brotherly love shows as Stuie’s fine race wins title for Frankie

Frankie Joy-Young
Frankie Joy-Young

Frankie Joy-Young needed a little help from his younger brother to secure the bambino championship at Stretton go kart circuit.

Going into the final round, the eight-year-old needed a solid finish to take the title.

But engine troubles forced him out of contention, meaning he’d need younger brother Stuie, 6, to finish high to take points off Frankie’s championship contenders.

“Usually, Stuie just enjoys going out there and driving around in the kart,” said dad Russell.

“But he drove an incredible race and took fourth, his highest finish of the season, to win the championship for his brother.”

It has capped a remarkable season for the family, with Frankie also impressing in the MSA Zip Kart series against some of the best racers in the country.

But a string of unreliability issues have hampered his performances there, but he has taken solace from a former F1 champion, and his hero, Jenson Button.

“Jenson hasn’t had a good season in F1 either,” added Russell. “So whenever Frankie has had issues, he has taken a look at how Jenson keeps his head down and plugging away at it.

“It’s a good lesson to learn, and he’s a good role model to have. I’m sure they’d both prefer to avoid having so many problems though!”

But there’s still more to come, as F1 fanatic Frankie steps up to cadet racing for next season, hoping to continue on his rise through the ranks.

Meanwhile Stuie will continue in the bambino class, racing the winter series at Stretton.