Sutton fights to Kartmasters 14th

Callum Sutton
Callum Sutton
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BOSTON’S Callum Sutton finished in 14th place at the Kartmasters championships on Sunday... after a ’nightmare’ weekend.

The 15-year-old did not get the coveted GP plate the winner receives each year.

But he did himself proud with some good driving after his engine failed him.

The event attracts riders from across Europe and further afield for the annual event, nicknamed ‘crashmasters’ due to the carnage caused by a packed field of racers.

Sutton qualified 36th overall, and was unable to tell why his kart was losing power.

His first race saw him storm through from 18th to finish in 11th, enough to book a place in the B final.

“It was then the engine blew up,” explained Callum’s dad Dave.

“It was just a nightmare weekend for him really.”

However, after a quick change of engine, the Montieth Crescent youngster was back on track.

He stormed to victory in the B final, winning by four seconds.

This was enough to earn him a place in the grand final, and a chance at the GP plate.

Starting in 18th place, the odds were always against him, especially after a smash in front of him forced Callum back to 27th place.

However, he continued to storm around the PFI Newark track, eventually crossing the line in 14th after making up 13 places.

Callum will now return to the Newark track for the next round of the Super One series in a matter of weeks.

The Super One is the karting series which saw the lies of Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Paul Di Resta and Anthony Davidson cut their teeth.