Al­bert lov­ing life in fast lane

Mo­tor­sport

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport All The Week’s Action... - By An­drew Gi­d­ley

Al­bert Web­ster had some­thing dif­fer­ent to dis­play on show-and- tell day at Wood­church County Pri­mary School.

The 10-year-old hot rod rac­ing prodigy, al­ready a world and Bri­tish cham­pion for his age, turned up with his Citroen 2 rac­ing car and tro­phies.

Rac­ing is in the genes, father Dean com­petes in Euro Rods and UK V8 Sprints, while Al­bert’s grand­fa­ther and great-grand­fa­ther were both rally driv­ers.

The young­ster said: “Rac­ing cars is my life. I help pre­pare the car but the thing I love most of all is driv­ing fast.”

Al­bert started rac­ing on his sixth birth­day, com­pet­ing for four years in the Ninja sprint for­mula, win­ning the two ma­jor ti­tles and the 2014 points cham­pi­onship.

He has now moved on to the ju­nior for­mula (10-16 years), and plans to step up to Au­to­grass meet­ings at Ivy­church on Rom­ney Marsh in a cou­ple of years.

Dean and Al­bert’s un­cle, Ja­son Hil­liard, built the car, while Al­bert and mum Annabelle look af­ter the young­ster’s web­site.

Spon­sors in­clude

Es­sex-based AmD Tun­ing, who are also in­volved in tour­ing cars; Dean’s com­pany South East Tim­ber and Damp, based in Wood­church and TCT MOT in Ash­ford.

Dean said: “Al­bert has al­ways been pas­sion­ate about his rac­ing and looks for­ward to ev­ery race he is in­volved in.”

Al­bert be­gins his new sea­son next month at Arena Es­sex Race­way’s Rolling Thun­der show at Pur­fleet on Satur­day, March 12. Ken­ning­ton .......... 4 Chal­lock E........... 4 Lil Chart Posties .. 4 Ruckinge D ......... 4 Ham­street B........ 4 Ash­ford TT F ....... 3 Ash­ford TT E ....... 4 Ruckinge E ......... 3 4 25 11 25 3 21 15 21 2 21 15 21 2 21 15 21 2 19 17 19 1 11 16 11 0 9 27 9 1 8 19 8

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