Kart ace Joe speeds his way to victory

Joe Turney
Joe Turney
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Joe Turney stood on top of the podium at Shenington at the weekend as he romped to victory in the British Karting Championships.

The 13-year-old had a spectacular weekend at the second round of the championship at the Banbury circuit.

Joe Turney

Joe Turney

With repeated fastest lap times and superb driving during Friday testing Turney looked like the one to beat.

And following a hard day of racing on Saturday lined up second on the grid for the pre-final on Sunday. Turney was shuffled down the pack, meaning he’d start the final from fifth on the grid.

With every race over the weekend having been won by the two drivers the pressure was on to win the race that everyone wanted.

Team-mate Zac Robertson had a poor start but Turney got away well and after a few laps the race settled into a rhythm with two drivers ahead of him to reel in.

He put in some storming laps and was with some fine overtaking was in the lead. With the next few laps seeing the lead changing hands repeatedly it could have been anyones race.

But Turney took the lead with two laps to go and despite enormous pressure took the chequered flag and his first British Championship win.