MOTOR SPORT: West Norfolk young racer Aaron Alexander enjoyed making maximum impact at the Teesside Autodrome at the weekend.
The King’s Lynn King Edward VII Academy pupil, who is just 13 years old, qualified second for the second round of the 200 Extreme Junior Pro Kart Championships but pulled clear to win all three heats, before holding off first-placed qualifier Harry Wilson to win the final.
Alexander and his dad Adam had stripped the AA Racing team race kart to a bare chassis the previous week and spent a lot of time doing changes in preparation for the race weekend near Middlesbrough.
The changes and hard work preparing the kart paid off in Saturday’s practice with Alexander getting some of his best times ever.
Sunday’s qualifying saw Wilson pip Alexander to first place by just 0.002 seconds.
The Lynn race ace got a good start in his first race heat and took the lead on the first lap on his way to victory.
The second and third heats saw much the same with Alexander pulling out a gap to the second-placed driver to cross the line for two more wins.
The final saw Alexander pull out an early lead over Wilson within the first couple of laps.
Unfortunately, a crash in the mid pack caused the race to be red flagged.
The re-start saw Wilson back on Alexander’s bumper but the youngster kept his nerve to hold off the challenge and pull out a small gap to cross the line first for the chequered flag and the No.1 podium spot.
The winning driver thanked sponsors AX Supercars, 24/7 Self Store King’s Lynn and Lettingsupermarket.com