ENGLAND international James Griffiths has the competition licked after teaming up with the biggest ice cream van maker in the world.
The 15-year-old karting ace, from Willaston, has received sponsorship backing from Whitby Morrison, which is based at the Crewe Gates Industrial Estate.
The substantial cash injection will help the youngster keep up his challenge in the Stars of Tomorrow Championship, and aid his international exploits.
His dad, Paul, said: 'We are very grateful. A lot of the youngsters James competes with are able to spend up to £100,000 a year on their racing. That makes it hard to compete on a level playing field, so any help we get is much appreciated.'
James, who is studying for his GCSEs at Malbank School in Nantwich, lifted the Whilton Mill Mini-Max Club Championship last season.
Despite constant engine trouble, he is holding down a top 10 spot after four rounds of the Stars of Tomorrow Championship. He will race in Genk, Belgium, in August, and represent England in South Wales in September.
Founded in 1962, Whitby Morrison sells vans to all parts of the UK and has exported to more than 50 countries.
James is also sponsored by Car Exchange and Comms Care.