CAMBUSNETHAN kart racer Ross Maguire travelled down to Yorkshire last weekend for round five of the Bambino Kart Championships at the Wombwell track near Barnsley.
The seven-year-old arrived on Friday evening to find parts of the track completely under water and with more rain forecast it looked as though the four-hour trip south would be in vain.
However, club officials worked hard into the night and again in the morning and managed to clear the track.
The racing started in mixed conditions, with damp patches on parts of the track.
Ross, starting fourth on a grid of 21 drivers, was fourth fastest in the first two sessions of the day after a couple of poor tyre choices.
The next session started under heavy rain clouds and Ross managed to catch and pass those starting in front of him, posting the fastest time of the session but failing to better the times set in the first sessions.
The rain clouds opened in the afternoon and Ross showed his wet weather skills, posting fastest times in the next three sessions and second fastest in the last session of the day.
The youngster finished the day fourth fastest which puts him fourth overall in the championship with three rounds to go.
His next race on the kart is at the Fulbeck track in the Midlands on August 18.
Before this, he will be back on a motorbike to race in Round Four of the Scottish Mini Moto Championships on Sunday July 22 in Kirkcaldy.
Ross is currently third in his maiden year in the Scottish Championship and hopes to continue his good form at the Kirkcaldy race.
He would like to thank sponsors Charge Clothing and McIntosh MiniBikes for their continued support.
If you would like to sponsor the Cambusnethan race ace, please email his father at email@example.com.