Sandy gears up for new season

A YOUNG Angus racer has high hopes of motorsport success as he steps up to a major national karting championship.

Letham’s Sandy Mitchell (10) is preparing to battle it out with the best of young British talent at tracks throughout the UK after an impressive run on the Scottish scene last year.

In 2010, his Honda Cadet class winnings included the Association of Scottish Kart Clubs Scottish Championship (8-13 year category), a win in the ASKC S-plate series and success in the Northern (Golspie) Honda Cadet Club Open and Closed championships.

In winning the S-plate series, Sandy now has his name alongside Formula One’s new Force India driver Paul di Resta, who won the prize at the same age.

A pupil at Letham Primary School, Sandy is now getting set for the Super One British Honda Cadet Championship and he will be travelling as far south as Buckmore Park circuit in Kent.

Several of the championship rounds will be filmed for Motors TV.

Throughout the 2011 season Sandy’s kart will display the well-earned S-plate.

The machine is run by Project One team in Kent and Sandy’s father, Steve, will be beside his son all the way.

He said: “Sandy had a terrific year and this is the next step up.

“We’ve never set eyes on most of the circuits so it will be a real learning curve, but Sandy is really looking forward to this season.”

The Super One opener will take place at Whilton Mill in Northampton in March.