LAURELHILL PUPIL AMASSES KARTING TROPHIES
Scott Finlay with his trophies
A LAURELHILL Year Eight pupil is following in
the tyre tracks of Lewis Hamilton after amassing an amazing
range of trophies in the world of Karting.
Scott Finlay, who raced as a Honda Cadet in
2007, received his awards at a glittering prize distribution
dinner just before New Year. These included 'Best Junior Driver
for the Northern Ireland Karting Association' (NIKA), 'Best
Junior Driver for the Ulster Karting Club', 'Rookie of the Year'
and 'Easter Champion.
He took first and second places in the Ulster
Cup and NIKA Championships respectively and also won the All
Ireland Golden Helmet Championship. This involves races on
tracks in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Local 'plate' meetings proved no problem
either as Scott took the K (Kirkistown), 0 (Open), B (Bishopscourt)
and GP (Grand Prix) Plates. Nor was his success restricted to
one side of the Irish Sea as he competed in some races in
Scotland and took the Scottish Open Title. Scott also received a
fantastic silver rose bowl valued at £3,000 after putting in a
superb performance at a special race organised by the Coleraine
and District Club in August. The purpose of the bowl was to
provide a prize for the winner of any class at the event which
the Club felt produced the best racing.
A spokesperson for Laurelhill said Scott
received the trophy as the race he won at the meeting was 'a
fantastically hard fought class' which he 'dominated'.
The spokesperson also said staff and pupils
wished to congratulate Scott on his success.