Tommi Meadows will make the long trip from Clitheroe down to Minehead this weekend for the Somerset Stages Rally, round three of the BTRDA Forest Rally Championship.
The 17-year-old enjoyed a successful junior rallying career, and was voted as UK Young Rally Driver of the Year at the Professional Motorsport World Expo gala dinner in November.
However, 2017 brings a new challenge for the youngster, who will make the step up into a S1400 specification Ford KA this weekend.
Meadows said: “I am up against some much more experienced competitors. It’s all going to be a lot to take in, but I can’t wait to get out there.”