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12 year old Wesley takes first place in National Karting Competition

Posted: 29th April 2015

Skippers Hill pupil Wesley Mason, is celebrating after winning a prestigious Association of British Kart Clubs meeting earlier this month, claiming the title of British Open Karting Champion for the Honda Cadet Class.

Year 7 pupil Wesley, joined 30 of the best young drivers in the UK aged between 8 and 13, to compete in the ‘O Plate Meeting’, which took place at Cumbria Kart Club.

Wesley has been competing nationally since obtaining his motorsports licence at the age of 8 and enjoys racing each weekend - come rain or shine!

Wesley said: “I am very proud to have won the O plate meeting, which is my third race victory in a row. Now I am looking forward to the start of Super One, which is the British Nationals for Karting.”

Headmaster, Tim Lewis, stated: “All of us at Skippers were delighted to hear of Wesley’s success. It is always a pleasure watching the growth of our pupils’ individual talents - something we are proud to encourage at Skippers.”

Wesley’s win makes him one of five O Plate Champions in the country and allows him to compete with an ‘O’ displayed on his kart, signifying his racing status.

Wesley is also currently leading two kart club championships in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, and will travel to America for a Pro Tour series later this year, culminating in the largest kart race in the world, held in Las Vegas in November.

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