NOAH HOBSON, from Redditch, is making major headway on the Go Kart circuit, competing as one of the youngest in his category in national and local competitions.
Noah, aged nine, is currently racing in two national competitions and a local Incar Championship.
He began Go Kart racing at the age of five after watching Formula One with his dad, David, and decided to give it a try.
With Noah being too young to drive an F1 car, his dad found a karting track in Milton Keynes that started at Noah’s age, and the rest is history.
David said: “‘I never dreamed that Noah would find such a love for Go Karting after that one weekend session.
“But he got the bug straight away and now he’s racing in two national competitions and well as a local Incar championship.
“It takes a lot of commitment which is really impressive for a boy of his age. He practices twice a week at tracks around the country and then races most weekends.
“Watching him race is incredible but is also quite scary as he reaches speeds of 65 to 70mph.”
After hearing about Noah’s amazing achievements, the local Specsavers Home Visits team decided to sponsor him and kitted him out in a new racing suit.
Director of Specsavers Home Visits, Christopher Smith, said: “It’s great to see a Redditch youngster, who was normally quiet and shy, now with such confidence and determination.
“He stands out from the crowd and is literally miles ahead! We’re thrilled to be able to sponsor him and look forward to hearing how he does at his races.”
Noah’s first race of the season took place in May and, after qualifying fourth out of 42 racers, he finished an impressive seventh after being tagged by another racer and re-joining the race in 16th.
David added: “For someone so young, he has a very grown-up racing head on his shoulders.
“To see him maintain his composure and fight back through the pack to finish in seventh was amazing.
“While it may not have been the start he wanted to the season, I could not have been prouder.”
Specsavers’ home eye tests are available for anyone who is unable to leave their home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness, or disability.
Specsavers’ team of experienced mobile opticians can provide a comprehensive eye care service and users will benefit from a free NHS-funded eye test, a wide selection of glasses and high standards of care – all from the comfort of their own home.
The Specsavers home visits teams can also visit patients in care homes and sheltered housing.
For more information visit: www.specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests