HOOTON Park Circuit held its maiden race for the Cheshire Kart Racing Club.
Karting is where most Formula One drivers start their careers and all standards are catered for at the new track.
Little Sutton's Chris Taylor won the 20-lap Formula Blue final at Hooton with a start-to-finish lead from pole position.
Hooton Park means karting is now more accessible to budding drivers in Ellesmere Port. Racers can compete from the age of four in electric karts before moving up through the ranks and at 12 they move on to adult petrol-engined karts.
The venue also provides race supervision in conjunction with Wirral's Go-Kart Party company.
To find out more about karting, marshalling at meetings or sponsoring drivers contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org