Three generations are set to race together in Suffolk

TROPHY TIME: Lewis Smith (right) with his first-placed novice trophy
TROPHY TIME: Lewis Smith (right) with his first-placed novice trophy
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Former Sudbury pupil Lewis Smith is set to put his recent karting success to the test when he races against his dad and nephews in July.

Smith, who went to Ormiston Sudbury Academy, will be joined by brother Nathan, dad Nick and nephews Ethan and Jack to make up three generations racing at Ellough Park in Beccles on July 19-20.

The 16-year-old has spent almost a year at the Precision Racing team in Wigan being coached to help progress his UK karting career and had a successful last two weekends in the sport.

A fortnight ago Smith completed his final drive as a MSA (Motor Sport Association) novice at Buckmore Park, Kent in the Junior Rotax 125cc Water Cooled Engine class.

The youngster took home the first place novice trophy before moving on to the 2014 Ellough Park Championship at the weekend.

Smith successfully defended his title that he won last year to take maximum points and further increase his lead in the championship standings.

A near 300-mile trip followed straight after the presentation to the Three Sisters circuit in Wigan to race in his first MSA event as an upgraded licence holder.

Smith managed to secure a third place starting position on the grid in the third heat and finished fourth in both races.

Dad Nick drove 900 miles over nine days to get his son to the last three circuits, but insists that he has no complaints.

“It just takes good organisation,” he continued. “We’re enjoying do it and I hope he can continue his karting and go into the Super One British Karting Championship next year.

“I used to race and thought it would be good to have one or two race meetings together,” said Smith. “I’ve slowly started training for it as the last time I raced in 1995 in the gearbox class.”