Welwyn Garden City teenager Scott swaps racing cars for coming season

PUBLISHED: 14:34 14 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:58 26 October 2009

Scott Moakes and his new Citroen Saxo

Scott Moakes and his new Citroen Saxo

MONK S Walk School pupil Scott Moakes has swapped his two racing minis for a Citroën Saxo. The talented WGC speedster is ready to take part in the Saxmax Championship this year, which is for children aged 14 to 17-years-old. The tournament is held on some

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MONK'S Walk School pupil Scott Moakes has swapped his two racing minis for a Citroën Saxo.

The talented WGC speedster is ready to take part in the Saxmax Championship this year, which is for children aged 14 to 17-years-old.

The tournament is held on some of Britain's most famous race circuits, such as Donington, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Oulton Park, and Anglesey.

During his Mini racing he has won more than 70 trophies and claimed two Interclub Championships, having first started Mini stock racing at the age of 10.

Scott Moakes wins a race in his old Mini

Scott recently picked up his runners-up trophy for coming second in the Standlake Arena Mini Stock Championship 2008.

He was unfortunate not to win the title as he had led the points table for virtually the whole season, but ended up trailing overall winner Joe Staker by 17 points.

It was still some achievement considering Scott was only 13 at this point and racing with children up to the age of 17.

Scott's mother, Tina Moakes, said: "He is really looking forward to the track days, practices and his first race, which is at Snetterton on March 14 and 15.

Scott Moakes racing at Rockingham

"We have tried to get sponsorship for Scott but with no success. If anyone can help in any way this would be appreciated."

And the young speedster will be hoping a certain number turns out lucky for him.

Scott has been sent his new racing car number which is 22; the same number Lewis Hamilton was given during his karting days!

Moakes will be hoping 22 is the lucky number that can set him on a similar path to success as experienced by Tewin Formula 1 star Hamilton.

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring one of the county's up-and-coming racing stars, contact Tina Moakes on 01707329722 or email tina@moakes25.wanadoo.co.uk

The next step for Moakes is to take his ARDS test.

This will enable Scott to enter competition racing for the upcoming season, and due to his past experiences on the race track it should pose no problems.

However, there have been some hurdles to overcome so far - and that has been the snow!

The 14-year-old has already had one test cancelled due to the inclement weather, but as with his racing, he is not waiting around.

He was due to take the test on Friday at Thruxton race track.

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