Seven year old County Durham girl racer Scarlet Dunn took her first ever podium position at Teesside Autodrome this weekend when she finished in second place in the final of the Bambino Comer race.

Driving her Amaron Racing Wright kart, the School Aycliffe racer got a good start to the weekend by qualifying in third. She also took third place in all three heats and went one better in the final, after a good battle on track with the previous race winner Thomas Potter and Felix Smedley (son of ace ex-Ferrari and Williams Formula One race engineer Rob Smedley).

The Bambino class is for 6-8 year olds and speeds reach in excess of 40mph at the fast Teesside venue, one of the longest in the UK, with 4 hairpins combined with some long sweeping corners.

The result keeps Scarlet in contention for the NRG Cycles Sprint Championship Comer Bambino Honours at Teesside this year. She next races at Rowrah in Cumbria on Sunday.