A 12-YEAR-OLD from Clarkston looks set to have a bright future as a racing driver.
St Ninian’s high school pupil Lewis Miller claimed championship victory at Scotlands Premier kart club, having already won the WSKC Honda Cadet class championship and the Scottish open championship this year.
Lewis, who drove his first motorised kart at just five-years-old while on holiday in Blackpool according to father Hugh, joined Scottish indoor karting in Cambuslang as soon as he was old enough.
At nine-years-old, Lewis was bough his own cart and started racing at WSKC Larkhall.
Now in his third season of competitive racing, this is his most successfull campaign to date. The youngster is following a similar path of F1 racing icon Paul Di Resta, who won the same titles in his youth.
Miguel Governo of Stiggy Motorsport told ExtraSport: “ Whilst training and running Paul Stewart in our team in the same class I spotted a natural talent watching Lewis going round the track and approached his father to offer assistance in honing Lewis’s skills.
“We have worked hard together for two seasons now and have finally reaped the benefits with a host of wins in different events.
“We look forward to working together in the future and hope to see a rising star in the future of motorsport what ever avenue he chooses to follow.
“I think rallying may be his niche due to his permanent sideways driving style !!!!!
Lewis added: “I am looking forward to 2013, we will again contest the WSKC Honda championship and I hope to compete at UK championship level”.