Kyle races away with double

KYLE Overy pulled off a prestigious double recently, as he became one of only a handful of drivers to win both the Devon and then the Cornwall short circuit Ministox racing championships over the bank holiday weekend.

KYLE Overy pulled off a prestigious double recently, as he became one of only a handful of drivers to win both the Devon and then the Cornwall short circuit Ministox racing championships over the bank holiday weekend.

Kyle, 15, from Sedge Fen near Lakenheath in Suffolk achieved the feat after two tough rounds of racing, and was rightfully proud of his achievement.

He said: “I am very proud of what I have done, both were good meetings, and it was a great feeling to win them both individually, but to be one of only two or three people to have ever won the double, is also a very good feeling.”

“I have been racing ministox for a few years now, and this is definitely one of my proudest achievement in that time.”

After qualifying in second for the first championships in Cornwall, Overy made it away from the start in first place, and held this lead all the way to the finishing line to seal the win.

The following day in Taunton, Devon, Kyle managed to qualify in third place, again managing to make it to the front by the first corner, and only relinquished this lead for two laps, before leading the field home to secure his second title in two days.

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Kyle got into the sport via the RDC promotion at Mildenhall, where he has twice won their individual drivers championship, and will be looking to secure this title for the third time when it is staged in October.

Using the shell of a mini, fitted with an iron frame and roll cage, Ministox can reach speeds of around 40 mph with a 1000cc engine, and as a contact sport, the cars are allowed to bump one another for position, which all combines to provide tough competitive racing for the drivers, and exciting entertainment for spectators.

Drivers amass points from all of their races, which serve to grade the drivers according to their ability.

Having progressed from the novice white grade where he started soon after his 11th birthday, Kyle has moved up through the rankings and now finds himself graded red, which means a grid handicap due to his superior skill. The next goal for Kyle will be to achieve silver grade status, the pinnacle of his class, which is something that Kyle is working towards and anticipates completing in the near future. Ultimately Kyle has eyes on racing bangers, which he will be able to do once he turns 16.

Overy's next challenge at Ministox level will be the Midlands championship in Birmingham, where he will hope to continue his excellent form, and secure yet another title.

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