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MOTORSPORT: A champion again
A KINSGMEAD teenager raced to double success at the National Schools’ Karting Association British Sprint Championship in Dorset.
Lewis Adamson, a former County High School Leftwich pupil, captured again at Clay Pigeon raceway a title he had won previously in 2011.
The 16-year-old was delighted to finish a busy year as a champion after juggling revision for GCSEs with his race commitments.
He has signed as a test driver too for Intrepid Karting UK.
“The past few months have been hectic with exams and finishing school,” he said.
“I hope winning at the national schools championship, as well as other podiums I’ve picked up during the year, prove I can balance studying, training and karting.”
Adamson – due to start South Cheshire College in September – won four out of four races to lead the championship with maximum points heading into the final meeting at Formula 1 star Jenson Button’s former track.
After setting the pace in practice he led from the front in the first qualifying heat, but a pile-up in the second and a failure to finish the third left his title hopes hanging in the balance.
However a second place and two victories on race day – taking the chequered flag by 10 seconds in the concluding sprint – saw the youngster crowned both overall Championship and Sprint winner.
“To win the title was my main goal,” he added.
“But winning the sprint event to clinch the championship made it a special victory.
“To win any championship once is an achievement, but to win it twice in three years is amazing.”
Despite leading his class in this season’s Northern Karting Federation, the teenager’s association with Intrepid will force him to cut short his campaign to test drive at Senior One level from next month.
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