A ROSYTH teenager is on track to win the senior Scottish Prokart Championship.

Brendan Castle, 19, has been involved in the sport since 2017 and, despite a round still to be completed in October, has achieved a points lead which can't be caught by his competitors.

His dad Stevie said: "He did a couple of seasons and did alright but moved to the seniors in 2019 and he went half-and-half with me in the karts.

"We won back then and we've been trying to win the elite one, which he's just won, since then.

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"I then took a step back and let him drive and I did the mechanic side and it's worked, it's just worked, he's annihilated the field basically.

"It was quite surprising because the last two years it's been kind of on and off but we put a bit more time and effort and money into it this year and everything has happened.

"He started winning races at the start of the season and I thought, 'Okay, we've got a chance here'.

"Then he actually went and did it."

Dunfermline Press: Brendan has been racing since 2017. Brendan has been racing since 2017. (Image: Ben Lawson/BLracepix)

Brendan won the senior Scottish S plate contest at the East of Scotland Kart Club (ESKC) circuit in Crail last month and has been on track to win the championship with podium finishes throughout the current season.

Stevie continued: "It takes a lot of my time up, we go to practice sessions and try different things, different set ups, then we write it down and keep it for the race weekend.

"We only race one weekend out of the month.

"I've been doing it for years, I've been trying it for years now and he just comes along and does it!"

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Brendan and Stevie have plans to turn their heads to different kinds of racing - with circuit racing at Knockhill or opportunities in England on their minds.

Dunfermline Press: The championships are held each year in Crail. The championships are held each year in Crail. (Image: Ben Lawson/BLracepix)

Stevie said: "I don't want to keep doing the same thing and he's definitely got a talent for it so I want to try to expand.

"We will definitely do next season but we will be looking at other things.

"He's quite laid back about it, I don't think he realises what he's done.

"He's looking to move on to something else, go down south or something.

"He's been down south a few times, he got picked for a racing team a couple of years ago but they've folded now.

"We are talking about what to do, we've been to Knockhill to try different things.

"He needs to expand himself more and get out there a bit, he's young enough to do something."

The ESKC Prokart Club Championship caters to twin-engined 4 stroke Prokarts for ages 12 and over.

The competition runs from March to October each year.