A 14-YEAR-OLD boy from Andover has vroomed into the racing world with a brilliant debut season in the Junior Saloon Car Championship (JSCC).

Harry Hickton, of Deacon Road in Kimpton, has finished 13th among 32 drivers and third among the newcomers (rookies) at the end of the season that had 10 circuits across the country.

A Class 11 student at John Hanson School in Andover, Harry always wanted to follow the path of his dad David Hickton, a racing driver and has won several honours.

“All my life I was watching racing and was wishing it was me on the track,” Harry said.

“Now it’s true and it’s pretty good. My dream is to make a big name for myself in racing and climb the ranks and be the best driver I can be.”

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Harry started learning to drive on private roads during the lockdown.

His mum Nicola said it was inevitable that Harry would follow in his dad’s footsteps.

“During the pandemic, we decided to teach him driving. He got his racing licence (ARDS) at the beginning of this year.

“He has had an excellent first year finishing 13th overall and 3rd in the newcomers (rookies) with grids of over 30 cars at most of the races. He also had many top 10 finishes.

“He has shown great maturity and sportsmanship. We are also very grateful to his current sponsors Racetruck and Carhoods Northern.”

Racing driver Jake Hill, who is currently competing in the British Touring Car Championship, has been training Harry.

The 14-year-old said his dad and Jake Hill are also his racing heroes.

Harry is already preparing for his next season in JSCC that starts in March 2022.

He will have Westbourne Motorsport’s team behind him to take care of his car, provide a driving instructor, a coach on the track, take him to the circuit. But this will cost a big amount for the family.

Harry is now looking for local companies interested in motorsports to sponsor him for the next season.