JOE Francis celebrated a stunning win in front of a 55,000 crowd at Cadwell Park over the bank holiday weekend.
The Team WD-40 ace got the better of Andy Reid after a struggle for glory over 12 epic laps in the Monster Energy Motostar Championship.
Now the 15-year-old, from Backford, enjoys a 36 point lead over Tarran Mackenzie at the top of the Moto 3 class championship.
Francis said: “It’s my third win of the season and they have all been enjoyable – but I think that was the most special.
“It was a fantastic race and I just had to dig in on that final lap.
“I’m delighted to have stretched the lead in the championship and it’s a good position to be in, but we know there is still a lot of work to be done.”
After qualifying second behind Reid, the duo pulled well clear of the chasing pack.
The lead changed hands numerous times but it was Francis who held his nerve in the crucial closing lap to cross the line 0.020 seconds ahead of his rival.
The talented teen is next in action at Donington Park in a fortnight.