Fantastic season for Sandy (12)

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LETHAM karter Sandy Mitchell has enjoyed a superb British Super One Honda Cadet Championship 2012 season, achieving runner-up spot in the British championship.

Racing this year once again with the Kent-based Project One racing Team, the 12-year-old played his part by keeping the team in the title hunt all the way to the final race which came down to the wire on Sunday at Shenington Race Circuit, Banbury.

Ultimately, however, it wasn’t to be for Sandy and his team-mates as they finished the British Super One Honda Cadet Championship runners-up by only two points.

After a difficult qualifier and two challenging heats, the first year Dundee High School pupil went into final two of the last round tied on points for the title with Luke Wooder.

Sandy started from P4 on the grid with Luke on pole. After leading the race on lap two, he changed positions on numerous occasions as the leading kart ran a defensive race resulting in a long train of karts. Sandy eventually finished sixth with Luke Wooder finishing third to take the title.

Earlier this year he won the British Open Championship and enjoyed running this season with the coveted “O” plate on his kart.

Sandy is now looking forward to the challenge of stepping up to the next class which is Minimax, larger and much faster kart.

He can’t wait to be starting winter testing with his new team RL Racing Department, hoping to hit the ground running when The British Super One series kicks off again next year.

Sandy has had some excellent achievements during the British Championship Super One this year, including nine podium finishes out of 12, qualified on pole position twice, numerous fastest laps and three final wins. He was also had the highest points overall before drop scores.