Volksworld Racing driver Jason Tingle has secured victory in this year’s Dunlop MK2 Golf GTI Championship in his first season competing.
The 25-year-old racer from Horncastle was selected to race for Volksworld Racing based in Louth and with one race still to go, has secured enough championship points to win the title.
“I’m absolutely over the moon to win the championship in my first year of racing and it’s all thanks to the help and support from my team and all of my family and friends,” Jason said.
The championship is made up of seven rounds with two races in each round.
Jason will take part in the last round of the championship at Oulton Park on October 25.
But the keen racer, who works for Fulletby Motors, has already got five race wins in the bag alongside eight fastest lap times and at present 158 points in the championship, a clear 63 points ahead of the second place driver, Stewart Lines who has 95 points. But it’s a double victory for Louth as the first and second place drivers compete for Volksworld Racing.
Jason said: “I’ve been lucky enough to compete in all of the races so far with no injury or retirements.
“I love to race, I started off racing in go-kart’s for 12 years, then decided to have a couple of years out to take a break and then straight back into the game for this championship, which has been amazing.
“The Dunlop MK 2 Golf GTI Championship really is great as it is a low cost championship to enter and all of the people, the racers, the supports and everyone at every round are really friendly people.”
Jason added: “I would just like to thank Louth Volksworld Racing, Darren and Jed for all of their help and support.
“Plus I have to thank all of my family, especially my dad Steve and sister Jackie for supporting me at every round and helping out wherever they can.
“Then of course I have to thank all of my supporters who have come to watch me race.”