Ministox motor racer named as Newcomer of the Year after sensational debut season

A TALENTED Ministox motor racer from March has been named as the sport’s Newcomer of the Year after just nine months of competing.

Ryan Polley had his first race in March, aged just 11. Since then he has travelled across the country, recording four victories in the mini racing category, which sees him compete against boys several years older than him.

He cruised his way into the top racing grade just six months after making his track debut.

The youngster, who was confirmed as one of the sport’s brightest prospects this month, is following in the footsteps of his grandfather George Polley - a former National Hot Rod racing world champion. His father, Steve, also enjoyed a successful stock racing career in the Hot Hatch series.

Ryan said: “I’m very proud of this award. I’m probably one of the youngest who race and it does feel good to beat the older kids.

“I have been involved with the sport nearly all my life. When I was small I used to go and watch my dad’s races. I just love the sport.

“My dad now comes to watch me all the time. He takes me to most of the meetings and I would love to do what he did.”

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Ryan has been nominated for another similar award on the back of an incredible start to his Ministox racing career.

The young driver thanked all of his current sponsors. He is currently searching for sponsorship for next year, where he hopes to travel as far as Scotland to showcase his skills.