ABOUT

William Ferguson


DOB:

August 7, 2004

FIRST RACE:

March 2015

CAREER STARTS:

73

POLES:

19

PODIUM FINISHES:

35

RACE WINS:

22

Early Life

My parents took me Go-Kart racing in Burlington for my 10th birthday and it was the most fun I’d ever had. After going there a couple of times with my dad, I decided to try outdoor karting and we eventually found the Prairie City kart track, There, Bill and Paula Mcallister put me in my soon to be first go-kart, a 2007 Birel Motorsport chassis and 3 Comer 80 engines. During my first season of racing in 2015, I did the California Gold Rush series and all of the Prairie City Club races.

2016

We bought a 2013 CRG chassis and MiniMax engine from Jeff at KartSpeed and did the Sanzaru Games Karting Championship at Sonoma. The first race that season was in the rain and was my first rain race but somehow I pulled off a win.

2017

I got my first Tony kart with a Junior Rotax Engine and did the Sanzaru Games Karting Championship, a couple of KPX races and the Super Regional in Redding California. They also introduced a new motor called the ROK GP which is raced more on the East Coast but was trying to spread to more of the country.

2018

I did my first season of the Challenge of the Americas series. It was very tough racing and although I had quite a bit of bad luck I got fastest lap in the main and I gained a lot of experience. I had one of my worst wrecks at this race in round #4 at Calspeed. My kart was destroyed but my dad put it all back together and we continued to use it for the rest of the year. I then won my first championship in Junior ROK in Sonoma. It was the biggest race I ever entered and the weekend was looking promising for me. We were struggling on setting up in the heats but we finally figured out the issue and I was looking to move up to the front in the Final. However, due to a faulty wiring harness my engine didn’t start and that was the end to the most disappointing weekend in my life.

2019

2019 I did my second season of the Challenge of the Americas. I finished third in Round 1, and received my first ever national win (in the rain!) in Round 2. It was an incredibly tough weekend during Rounds 3 and 4, but I was still able to finish third for each round. Finally, Rounds 5 and 6 were at my home track and I pulled off back to back wins, a national championship and a ticket to the World Finals in Italy. At rounds 3 and 4 it was a very tough weekend and with a lack of about 4 mph down the straight I was still able to finish 3rd for each round. Rounds 5 and 6 were at my home track and I pulled off back to back wins, a national championship and a ticket to the World Finals in Italy.

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