Solihull racing driver Nick Yelloly secured his first podium finish with second place in the opening round of the 2009 Michelin Formula Renault Winter Series Cup at Snetterton.
The 18 year-old, in just his fourth year since first testing a 100cc TKM kart, catapulted into second off the line as the pack filed into the first corner and was never troubled by the pack.
The teenager had set an impressive pace in pre-event testing and headed to the Norfolk track looking for a podium finish.
A lightening getaway allowed him to push the race leader hard into the first corner. However the wet conditions made overtaking impossible.
In race two Nick again started well, gaining four places, to finish a well earned sixth.
The series continues at the Rockingham Motor Speedway this Saturday, November 7.