Jarrod Waberski is not a new name to South African karting. The young, DAW racing backed, driver has been racing for 9 years and has an SA title to his name.
Sometimes, however, it’s not the race wins or the championships that set a sportsman apart from his competition. Sometimes, it’s what happens behind the scenes that tells the greatest stories.
Two weeks ago, Jarrod was involved in a fairly big crash at the first round of the 2019 Northern Regions OKJ Championship. The accident took Jarrod out of the race lead and effected his pace for the rest of the day. Whilst it was clear that the chassis of his Praga kart was damaged, there was more to the story.
Jarrod was racing with dislocated finger. Whilst most parents would think this was crazy, to Jarrod, the thought of not being able to compete was far worse than the pain in his hand and he took the decision to fight on.
It is this kind of “crazy” commitment and dedication that makes a true sportsman and drives both Jarrod and all those who support him.
The good news is that Jarrod’s kart has been repaired and there has been no permanent damage to his finger. He is fit and eager to get back on track and will do so this weekend.
The first round of the SA Rok Cup will be taking place at Laserfiche Raceway on Saturday (16 March 2019) and Jarrod will be in full force in the OKJ class.
Motorsport is not a game, it is a way of life for this talented teenager.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Picture Caption: Jarrod Waberski
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