A young go-karter from Bury has won a championship event after four years of podium finishes.

Woodhey High School student Tom Holden, 15, competed in the Hooton Park 2023 Indi Kart+ earlier this month.

The 10 round championship ended on Sunday, November 12 at the Ellesmere Port track with free practice taking place on the Saturday where karters got to grips with the wet tyres.

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To win the championship, Tom only had to finish a place behind his competitor, James Ollier.

Qualifying on the Sunday morning was successful and Tom took pole by just 0.001 seconds ahead of his rival.

But by the end of both heats, Tom was in second place after a battle for first throughout.

He started the final race in second position and remained in the position at the end of the contest, winning the championship by one point.

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Tom said: “Throughout the day I had the pace and I made it happen in the final.

"All year I have had a brilliant season."

He also praised is "amazing and supportive sponsors" this year.

 "Without them none of this could happen,” Tom said.

Tom also had success in the national championships in Dorchester on October 22 where he finished fifth place overall out of 69 drivers.

His dad Mike added: “After four years of championship podiums, Tom has finally won Hooton Park Indikart+ Championship winner.

"We are a dad and lad team out of the back of a van against some very large teams."

Tom and Mike also praised their "amazing and supportive sponsors" this year, Hillstone Products, Bring Cargo and Stem Construction.

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Tom only started go-karting three years ago and has gone from strength to strength.

He aspires to be a Formula One driver or any other career in motorsport.