First North Island title for racer

Ryan on the way to his first-place finish at the North Island Sprint Kart Champs.

A young kart racer from Cambridge raced his was to a first place finish at the North Island Sprint Kart Championships on the weekend.

Ryan Hancock took home his first North Island title after winning the Vortex Mini ROK class at the Championships held at the Kartsport track in Tamahere.

Over 110 competitors raced across eight classes at the North Island meet held Saturday and Sunday.

12-year-old Ryan has been racing karts since the early age of 6 years old, and has since competed at many different tracks around the country. The Cambridge Middle School student said he wished to thank his local sponsors for their ongoing support.

Ryan Hancock, pictured with his trophies, was rapt with the result.

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