ZIMBABWE motor racing phenomenon, Axcil Jefferies was the most recurring name as a role model among young drivers at the national kart racing challenge held at Donnybrook Park last week.
A product of local kart racing, Jefferies has already carved an indelible mark in Zimbabwe motor racing folklore by becoming the only second African ever to compete in the FIA Formula Two championship.
It is no surprise if more local motor racing prodigies begin to follow in Jefferies’ footstep.
Harare Karting Club official Janie Telling spoke of the Zimbabwe Formula One dream chaser.
“Axcil Jefferries is a very big influence to most of the kids having been with the club in his formative years and he still loves this (Donnybrook) track, he comes to support each time he is in the country,” she said.
True to Telling’s words most of the winners of the day proclaimed aspiration to emulate or out-do Jefferies.
Cameron Revolta (11) who displayed amazing ability to win the Minirok class ahead of Zack Dufty and 12-year-old Bishopslea School girl Danika Hockey, revealed his aspiration. In the cadet class seven-year old Luke Rosseau breezed to the top while brothers Samuel and David Mliswa finished second and third respectively.