Young karter's delight at first championship season
- Credit: Craig Chapman
A young karting racer from Mundesley has finished his first championship season with a respectable seventh place.
Cory Chapman, 12, said he was pleased with his final placing - out of a field of 31 cadet racers - which saw him compete across the country as part of the contest, called Total Karting Zero engineered by Rob Smedley.
Cory said: "There were some incredible highs and some bad lows as well. I learned so much in a short space of time."
Cory's dad, Craig, said his son had done had done exceptionally well considering many of the other racers already had several championship seasons under their belts.
Cory, who goes to Sidestrand Hall School, suffered a serious racing accident in Lincolnshire in April.
The air ambulance was called and he was taken to Lincoln County Hospital, but luckily had no broken bones - just bruises and shaken nerves.
Cory said he wanted to thank his supporters and sponsors, including Anglia Karting Centre, Mundesley businesses Beach Hut Cafe, Beach House, Country Pickings, Fish and Fry, North Walsham Gents, Sprit Motorsport, Woodland Holiday Park, HypeX Racewear and Wendy Fredericks.