Eddie "The Legend" Hall is now an established name in the Karting world, both as a multiple championship winning driver and as a journalist with an uncanny ability to always be in the right place at the right time - and curse drivers' races with his infamous mid-race interviews.
1993 – 1996: The fledgling years
Eddie first got behind the wheel of a Kart on his 12th birthday at Silverstone in 1993. Between 1994 and 1995 he competed in occasional junior events at his local Karting clubs and proved himself to be one of the leading drivers.
1997 – 1998: Progression up the ladder
After a year spent practising at his local track, Eddie entered his first junior championship in 1997 and dominated, winning over half of the races he entered. By mid-season, he had purchased his own Kart and won his first race in the CBKC senior championship at the end of the year.
1998 started with Eddie dominating the opening rounds of the CBKC senior championship. However, the rest of the season was blighted by poor reliability. In truth, Eddie was ill-prepared and out of his depth technically to ever be competitive. Despite this, however, he managed to take the championship fight down to the wire and proved to be one of the most naturally gifted drivers in the field.
1999 – 2001: The wilderness years
After an abortive start to 1999, Eddie spent much of the year on the sidelines. Having raised the necessary funds, he attended the Jim Russell Racing School and made his Formula Ford debut later in the year. Despite showing promise against drivers from all over the globe, Eddie only finished 8th in the Goldline Bearings Supercup after more mechanical woes. He walked away, disillusioned and out of pocket at the end of the year.
The following 2 years were spent building his business career and planning a return to the world of Karting. In the summer of 2001, Eddie tested a Club100 Kart at Buckmore Park and again at Bayford Meadows later in the year before signing up for the following year.
2002 – 2004: The learning curve
Eddie made his debut in the 2002 Sprint championship and quickly made a name for himself both on and off the track. After a promising debut season, Eddie attracted the attention of Endurance teams and made his debut for Racing Imperative before quickly being snapped up by IMSD Racing.
Although mainly concentrating on the Sprint championship, Eddie competed in a handful of Endurance events between 2003 and 2004, including making his international debut at the Spa-Francorchamps 10 Hour race in 2004.
2005 – 2007: Championships and international recognition
Eddie became a fulltime member of IMSD Racing in 2005. In an extraordinary season, the team swept to the Inters championship. Along the way, they also took victory at the prestigious Spa-Francorchamps 10 hour race and took the Clubman O-Plate crown. Eddie and team-mate Stephen Deuchar also dominated the end of season Thunderkart endurance. In total, the team took 10 podiums in 13 races, winning 6 times.
A move to the Clubman championship the following year was less successful and the team could only manage third in the standings. The highlight was returning to Spa-Francorchamps to take the European Clubman title. Moving to the Premier series in 2007 was even less successful and, by mid season, Eddie announced he would be leaving the team at the end of the year.
2008 – Present: Ever the professional
Eddie made a surprise return to the Sprint championship in 2008 and won first time out. He enjoyed a season-long battle with Parmveer Nijjar but was pipped to the title. By 2009, the offers came flooding in and soon he was racing most weekends in numerous championship events. He continued to race in the Sprints and Premier endurance championships with great success, driving for the likes of 3Cubed, Avit Racing, Target Racing and Galliard. He also appeared in many other events including the Le Mans 24 Hour, Daytona 500 and BPKDC Elite races. He won the Open endurance championship in 2009 and 2011
Since 2008, Eddie has been writing race reports for Club100 and Karting Magazine.
He also acts as a pitlane reporter and photographer
for the main Club100 endurance championships.