Go-kart success for Ross

Teenager Ross Montgomery reaches the grand final of the Screwfix Go-Kart Rally.

A WESTON teenager has triumphed in a local go-kart competition with his own homemade kart and will now battle it out at the grand final in Scotland to be crowned overall winner.

Taking home third place in the adult category, Ross Montgomery proved victorious at the Gloucestershire heat of the Screwfix Go-Kart Rally, which was held at the Bugsboarding track in Maisemore.

Ross, who is from Uphill, built his kart over three days and was inspired by his love for motorsports.

The 18-year-old took to the grass hill track, battling against other racers to record one of the fastest times, and now has made it to the final of the competition, in association with Peugeot and power tool brand Evolution.

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Ross said: “I’ve previously raced Minis on a track, so when I saw the rally advertised in Screwfix it was something I knew I could turn my hand to. I help my dad with maintenance work, so I enjoyed using my skills to improvise on the plans that came with the entry pack.”

The competition required entrants to design and build their own gravity-powered go-karts, with the aim of getting through to the final at the International Rally Championship in Scotland in October.

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In addition to racing in the final, Ross will also get complimentary tickets to watch the IRC rally and �50 Screwfix vouchers as a reward for his third place in the heat.

For those that have missed out on the heats, it’s not too late to enter the best designed go-kart competition online by simply uploading footage of your go-kart to your You Tube page and sharing it with the Screwfix Facebook page or alternatively upload it straight to Screwfix’s Facebook Page before September 30.

For further details on the Go-Kart Rally or information on entering the best designed go-kart please visit www.screwfix.com/rally

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