GEORGE Heath wrote his name into the record books as Tarporley High School enjoyed a storming National Association for School and Youth Karting Sprint Championships.
Twenty-six Tarporley speedsters tackled the famous Buckmore Park circuit in Kent – the place where Formula One superstars Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button learned their trade – and no-one coped better than George.
The 13-year-old, having lifted the Class 14 Raket 85 crown last year, became only the second driver ever to retain the national title.
George was pushed all the way, though, by schoolmate Simon Wallace, who was one point behind in second. Stuart Wood was fourth, Florrie Kirby sixth, Jack Lister eighth and Steven Duke 10th.
Adam Sirett, who has been competing in the Super One British Championship, led Tarporley’s charge in the Class Seven TKM, finishing second overall. George Kirby was sixth, Johnathan Molyneux eighth and Josh Woodward ninth.
Shannon Howes finished ninth in the Class 12 Senior Four Strokes while Lucy Roberts came 10th in the Junior Four Strokes – performances which gives both girls seeded number plates for next year.
Harry Heath was fourth in the Class 15 Rotax 125cc while Matthew Wood signed off his Tarporley Karting Team career with a second-placed finish in the Class Eight Rotary Reed.