NANTWICH speed demon Paul Kennings is out in front in the British Superkart Series.
The 32-year-old, from Audlem Road, has left the current British and European champions in his wake after superb back-to-back performances.
In the last round, at Kirkistown, Northern Ireland, he finished second overall to retain the top spot he has gripped since his first Division One win, at Mallory Park.
Now the Bentley Motors engineer has set his sights on glory.
He said: 'I won't give pole position without a fight.
'The racing was very tight at Kirkistown and we came out on top of some good dices with some top drivers, so I'm very pleased with my performance.
'We overcame a number of potentially terminal problems, including a broken chassis and broken transfer gears in the gearbox, but our luck held in the races that mattered and we managed to grab some good points.'
Paul is also lying in seventh place overall in the FIA European Superkart Championship after a gaining eighth and seventh place finishes in the Czech Republic recently.
He said: 'I am now looking forward to the British Grand Prix at Cadwell Park in two weeks' time which will be followed by the European title decider at Assen in Holland.'
Paul, a four-times national champion on short-circuit champion-ships, races a 250cc Superkart which can reach speeds of up to 150mph.
The next round of the British Superkart Series will be at Snetterton in August, followed by rounds at Pembrey and Silverstone.
Paul is looking for sponsors to ease the financial burden of travelling abroad to meetings and upgrading his kart. If you think you can help, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org