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Championship triumph for Solihull kart racer Craig

SPEEDY Solihull kart racer Craig Johnson wrapped up the Rissington Kart Club Junior TKM Championships at the last meeting of the year.

SPEEDY Solihull kart racer Craig Johnson wrapped up the Rissington Kart Club Junior TKM Championships at the last meeting of the year.

After a hectic season, it went down to the wire with two other drivers within 30 points for the last meeting.

Craig, aged 16, said: “I knew it would be tight, I just had to get my head down and go for it and let the other drivers sort themselves out and I did it by six points.

“I have had a fantastic year starting off with winning the Nigel Mansell award and having experienced racing in the Super One Series competing against some of the best drivers in the country.

“In December, I raced in the Dan Wheldon memorial kart race at Daytona Karting in Milton Keynes, racing with the likes of Jenson Button, Dario Franchitti and other superstar drivers.

“Dan, who died in an Indy car crash in America, was the reason I started kart racing so to be in that race was an honour as he was my racing hero.”

Proud dad Rob Johnson said: “He has really enjoyed his karting. We always said to him, ‘do well in school and you can go karting’, and he did.”

In fact Craig has done so well he’s started a motorsport engineering course at Solihull College.

“I hope to carry on racing next year,” he said.

“Thanks to Tal-Ko, BRT, and Mom and Dad for all their help.”

The trophy that Craig is seen here collecting was once won by local touring car ace Mat Jackson in 1995 the year Craig was born.

For more on Craig, visit www.crracing.co.uk

 

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