Banger racing enthusiast wins world championship

Mason Christy with his AD Sutton sponsored car

Mason Christy with his AD Sutton sponsored car - Credit: Archant

A young radio controlled banger racing enthusiast has won a world championship event thanks to sponsorship for this season from a local garage.

Neale Wade student Mason Christy, 14, has won trophies this year at races around the country including the junior national champion, Welsh junior champion, national third place overall and recently won the Van Bangers world championship at Great Yarmouth.

All of the trophies were won with a sponsored car from A D Sutton of Norwood Road in March.

Mason races many formulas which include saloon–stox, stock cars, bangers, classic hotrods and Reliant Robins.

He has raced all over the country travelling to Hereford for the National and Derby for a range of meetings including a shale meeting where lino is placed on the bends so it is as if the cars are racing on dirt.

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He got the buzz for the hobby 18 months ago when he started racing every Friday at March Raceway at Westwood junior school and says he has been given the edge on other young racers thanks to his sponsorship deal.

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