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On-Track Summary

Laws entered Prodigy Week as a winner from the Street Kart Racing game, not having karted in real life for more than a decade. At a significant disadvantage, Laws ran as anticipated. Solid progression across his five on-track sessions, it was not enough to be quick. With more seat time, Laws could be competitive on track, but this will be up for the team and fans to choose whether he is more deserving than others.

Off-Track Summary

One of the favorite Prodigy Week racers to be around, Laws was grateful for the opportunity he did not have growing up, enjoying every minute of it. Very receptive to feedback and a great listener, one more standout moment for the amazing Laws is that while he knew he wasn’t fast enough yet, he mentioned that he didn’t want to take someone else opportunity away that had the skill. That took back his coach a little, but known as a great person, was not a surprise. In some ways, many see Laws as one of the most deserving to gain additional seat time and the opportunity to pursue his childhood dream.

Bio

A 46-year-old civil engineering estimator since July 2000 when he left university after studying Architecture and CAD. Laws was born in Belper, Derbyshire, and has lived in Derby all of his life. I’m married to my lovely wife TC and we own a suburban detached house that we share with a nutty border collie could Storm. We spend most of our free time together hill or coastal walking with the dog. I’ve always been sporting, competing for my county at 800m and 1500m as a youth, and I maintain my running doing daily 5km runs. I was always quite handy at snooker and pool, and am currently the vice-captain of a Monday night pool team. I’ve been gaming since circa 1984 and my YouTube channel (Tough Monkey, my former karting team name) is dedicated primarily to retro gaming as well as guides for racing games and also consumer reviews. I’m a member of the Amazon Vine review programme, having been a top 25 reviewer on Amazon until they dropped the leaderboards a few years ago. It was always my ambition from a young boy to be a race driver, inspired by my childhood heroes Nigel Mansell in the Lotus and Williams of 1980’s F1, and Tony Pond in the MG Metro 6R4 Group B Rally era. However, that was never a realistic financial option to my family, so I burned off the desire playing pretty much every driving game you can think of across every arcade, computer and console going. When I thought I could afford it I began karting from Buckmore Park for four seasons, but even that quickly exhausted my funds and I gave it up to concentrate on saving money to buy the house we currently live in.

Racing History

2006-2009: Competed in 55 kart endurance races at Buckmore Park; highlights include Le Mans 24hr (4th in 2008, 5th in 2009) and Team of Steel Winter 2007/08 champions. Returning to Buckmore Park this summer for karting after 15 years.

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