Beginnings at

Buckmore Park

I began karting at 6 years of age in the Bambino Club at Buckmore Park.

I enjoyed success for two years before moving up the the Junior Pro section where I am competing in the Summer series.

In my first year as Rookie at Buckmore Park - I won the Rookie of the Year race crowning me as most promising in the category.

X Kart Scholarship 2023

On 25th September I took part in the Hard.X Kart Scholarship, an incredible opportunity to win a fully-funded drive in the Junior Kart Championship in 2024, including Championship and race entries, race fuel and tyres, test day entries, latest X-Kart chassis hire, mechanics and driver support, in-house management & representation. A package worth an incredible £25 000.

Almost 100 drivers registered for the scholarship and then set fast lap times at TeamKarting - an indoor karting track in Rochdale owned by X Kart founder/owner Matty Street. The fastest 50 drivers are invited to the Scholarship day at Whilton Mill Karting in Northamptonshire.

Arriving with 50 of your peers and to be compared with them is a pretty daunting experience.

The day began with testing around the track in the Whilton Mill Corporate Karts. 

The karting was followed by an hour of fitness with a professional motorsport fitness coach. We also took a reaction test.

After this commenced two sets of interviews - the first with the team, a kind of job interview, asking what I knew about X Kart/Team Hard, my goals and inspirations. The second was a media test which was filmed to see how I performed in a media type setting.

Photographs by Foxy Red Photography

In the mid afternoon, the X Kart Team chose 12 drivers to go through to test on their own much Junior Rotax racing karts. My goal that day was to be selected to drive an X Kart racing Kart and I was delighted to be chosen.

I completed two test sessions in the X Kart Junior Rotax. It was only the fourth time I had driven a Rotax and it felt fantastic to be back in the powerful machine again.

After the Racing Kart test session the team had to choose three finalists. Matty first read two names of very good, successful petrol kart drivers making a name for themselves on the National scene. He then read out my name. It was an incredible, surreal moment.

The team had trouble making a decision about who would be the winner. I had to be interviewed by Matty and Claire (Team Manager) as did the other drivers.

Ten minutes later they made their decision and I was runner-up!

It was an incredible day of learning, improving, learning about different aspects to karting and making new friends.

I am truly grateful to my sponsors for the Global Karting League UK (formerly Total Karting Zero) season for 2023 Scarab Sweepers.   As the UK's leading road sweeping manutacturer their motto is "Leave Nothing Behind".  Of course, I intend to leave everyone behind.

Part of the Fayat Group, Scarab Sweepers innovate and pioneer quality products which are exported globally.  They are committed to finding ways to improve fuel emissions through their research and development.

Scarab write on our collaboration:

"The Scarab team is delighted to support the incredibly talented William Sparrow for the TKZ Electric Karting Series in 2023. As a company, we are committed to supporting our local community and so, sponsoring William is a great opportunity to be a part of his impressive karting journey, while also offering support to a sport that aligns with our values in promoting the benefits of alternative fuel technology".

National Champion! Total Karting Zero Junior 2022

I am absolutely delighted to be very first National Junior Champion for Total Karting Zero engineered by Rob Smedley.

The National Final was a one race weekend and a very wet one too. I qualified on pole, won both heats and then the final by 8.3 seconds.

I am thrilled to win both the Southern Championship and now National Final.

The whole series wouldn’t have been possible in any way without the generosity of my sponsors The Pixel Farm. I’m truly grateful for your support. Thank you Michael Lancaster and The Pixel Farm

Total Karting Zero

Southern Series Junior Champion 2022 & 2023

On September 17 2023 I retained my title Of Junior Southern Champion with Total Karting Zero.

I had the toughest championship battle all season.  In the final I had to not only finish ahead of the other title contender but ensure that I or someone else got the fastest lap.  The seemingly impossible happened and we both got the fastest lap.  With us both receiving fastest lap points it was enough to secure the Championship win.

Results TKZ 2023

R1 Clay Pigeon 4th (dropped round)

R2 Lydd 1st

R3 Shenington 1st

R4 Llandow 2nd

R5 Rye House 2nd 

R6 Ellough Park 1st


October 2, 2022 I became the first ever Junior Total Karting Zero Champion for the Summer Series.

After a long, hard fought season, I am delighted to be crowned Champion.

This was the first series for TKZ's Junior Karts.

Results TKZ 2022

R1 Lydd 6th (dropped round)

R2 Ellough Park 2nd

R3 Mansell Raceway 1st

R4 Clay Pigeon 1st

R5 Thruxton 1st

R6 Mansell Raceway 1st

Winner! Race with Respect. Junior 2022


Total Karting Zero ask all the drivers from all categories - bambino, cadets and juniors

for the driver they think most encapsulates Motorsport UK’s values of Respect, Integrity, Fair Play, Self-Control and Good Manners.

This trophy is really increcibly special and I am honoured to have been chosen by my peers.

2020 - Present

Maidstone Grammar School

Maidstone Grammar School was founded in 1549 and moved to its present site in 1929. Maidstone Grammar School takes pupils from the ages of eleven to eighteen, selecting students from the top 25% of the ability range.


St. Margaret's Primary School

Collier Street, Kent.

2019 at The Silverstone Experience

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