YOUNG Adam James is revving up for a second assault on the British Quad-X Championship.
The quad-biking 11-year-old from Ellesmere Port has just taken delivery of a new ECX70 Cobra race quad, direct from the factory in the US.
He will be racing in the 100cc modified class, although points will be scored separately for the 70cc Cobra riders. Racing will be intense as he competes to win a trip to the Cobra factory in Michigan and the chance to compete in quad races in the US. His new bike was shipped in direct from America by Lancashire-based KIK ATV Racing.
The bike arrived too late for St Saviour's pupil Adam to compete in the first two rounds in March, but he will have some time to acclimatise a little before the third and fourth rounds of the championship on May 6 and 7 at Foxholes in Wiltshire.
Adam started riding quads in 2004 and after trying a couple of different competition styles settled on quad-cross, where competitors ride quad bikes over the bone-rattling courses and heart-stopping jumps of a motocross track.
The championship he is racing in is run by Quad Heaven Racing and features 16 rounds all over the UK.
Last season there were 12 rounds and in his debut year Adam finished sixth overall on a Pro Shark Type R MX machine, with Adam's granddad Nigel Offley and dad Jason acting as his support team.