AN ANDOVER teenager has finished runner-up in Junior Saloon Car Championship (JSCC) in only his second year in motorsport.

Harry Hickton, of Deacon Road in Kimpton, who had a great start to the season with two pole positions and two race wins at Silverstone in March continued to dominate the field until around July.

But a run of bad luck caused the 15-year-old to slide further down the grid.

Although Harry got back to his winning streak at Anglesey in September, he reencountered car trouble at Pembrey in October.

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He was, however, leading the championship all year and was going into the last meeting at Brands Hatch with a 26-point advantage.

Unfortunately, in testing on Friday, November 4, his car’s engine failed and although a new one was fitted, “the pace just wasn't there”.

Harry finished the season as runner-up, but it was still a massive achievement for the teenager as he was 13th among 32 drivers and third among the newcomers (rookies) in his first season in 2021.

Son of former racing driver David Hickton, Harry started learning to drive on private roads during the lockdown.

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He thanked his sponsors Vernham Labels, Hysons Accountants, Woodstock Plumbing and Heating supplies, and Addventure for their support during the 2022 season.

Harry is now looking forward to the 2023 season, where he will enter the world of adult racing.