Young karting star shines in BKC National Championship

PUBLISHED: 14:22 14 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:22 14 March 2018

Jacob Ashcroft.

Jacob Ashcroft.

Stu Stretton

Six-year-old Jacob Ashcroft took to the karting track and finished fifth in the first round of a national championship event.

Six-year-old Castle Batch School year two pupil Jacob Ashcroft took to the kart track in the first round of the Bambino Kart Club National Championship.

Jacob is now in his second year of competitive racing and got off to a flying start at Whilton Mill kart track and was fastest in his group for qualifying, finishing second in race one and fourth in race two out of 16.

In the final he achieved his highest finish in a national event finishing in fifth place and taking the trophy for the fastest lap. A total of 32 six to eight-year-olds took part from all over the UK and to achieve a top five finish was a fantastic way to start the 2018 campaign.

Round two takes place over the Easter weekend at Hooton Park in Cheshire and you can follow Jacob on his Facebook page @JacobAshcroftRacing or Twitter @jacobashcroft22 Also on www.lasertoolsracing.co.uk

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