Delight as Teddy races to clean sweep

LGM Series - Teddy Wilson. Photo: Chris Walker EMN-140724-135747001
LGM Series - Teddy Wilson. Photo: Chris Walker EMN-140724-135747001
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A remarkable clean sweep in the sixth round of the hotly contested 2014 LGM (Little Green Man) Series Championship this month saw South Luffenham kart racer Teddy Wilson (12) topping the podium once more.

Racing against 48 IAME Cadet drivers at Kimbolton circuit in Cambridgeshire, Teddy achieved a rare hat-trick by winning all three heats and the final.

Organisers of the national championship described him as ‘motorsport’s rising star’ in their post-race report.

Teddy, who attends Uppingham Community College, said: “This was my fourth Little Green Man podium this season and it was great to be on the top of it, again. To win all three heats and the final was just fantastic. The championship is really close so I need to be at my best to stay on top.”

In Teddy’s first heat he started last and drove a remarkable race to take a commanding victory in just eight laps!

He backed this up with a dominant win from pole in the next heat, pulling clear at the front with teammate Owen Byatt.

Starting mid-grid in his last heat, he drove to victory again, making it three out of three and securing himself an undisputed pole position in the final.

Teddy got a good start in the final, but as the lead pack closed he was forced back to fourth as a trio of drivers from a rival team tried to make the break.

Teddy remained calm, biding his time before picking off two of the drivers, who dropped out of the lead group.

With three laps to go, Tom Wood (leading) started to defend but Teddy found a way past with a surprise move between the ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘Dan Wheldon Corner’. Taking control onto the final lap he backed up the pack and got a gap off the first corner to drive the final half-a-lap unchallenged for a superb victory.

Driving for team Fusion Motorsport, on-form Teddy is the only driver to have won two rounds of this year’s LGM Championship and to have been victorious in every heat and final at an LGM round this year.

His win followed hot on the heels of another victory this month at Rissington Kart Club in Gloucestershire.

Teddy leads the LGM Series Championship with two rounds to go. Round seven takes place on September 21 at Shenington Kart Racing Club in Oxfordshire.