A COUNTY racing star recently drove away with two awards from the F2 Stock Car presentation in Coventry last month.

Craig Wallace, from Boggs Holdings, near Pencaitland, was presented with his trophies for becoming Crimond Track Champion and finishing third in the national points.

The 2013 season, which was only the 18-year-old’s second, was a deemed a success. The national points award came on the back of 56 meetings, with 460 drivers competing last year. He reached the top score over the season at Crimond track and finished third in the Cowdenbeath Track Championship.

“He’s fairly pleased,” said dad Jim. [Success has come] quicker than I expected.

“The aim is just to try and win more races and win a championship. It is hard going but the more experience he gets, the better he’ll be.” Wallace, an apprentice mechanic, has been working with his dad on his new car for the up-and-coming season, which starts again next month at Cowdenbeath where this year’s World Championship is being held.

“We’ve nearly finished his new car for this season,” said Jim. “He has still got his old car from last year and it’s still good but things change so you have to try to improve the car to make it better.

“Qualifying [for the World Championship] might not be too easy. He’ll take it as it comes.”