Tommi set to join the elite

Clitheroe race ace Tommi Meadows
Clitheroe race ace Tommi Meadows

Clitheroe’s up and coming rally ace Tommi Meadows will study as an elite athlete at Loughborough College from September.

The 16-year-old former Bowland High School pupil was invited to be a part of the Motor-sport Association’s AASE Academy, which teaches promising young drivers the vital attributes needed to make it to the top of the sport.

“I’m really glad to have secured a place on the course,” said Meadows, “I had looked at doing A-Levels or BTEC Diplomas, however, I just had to follow my dream”.

“My goal is to get a paid drive one day, and I feel that the course will provide me with valuable knowledge and support to help me fulfil my ambition.”

Next year will also see the teenager step up from the Junior 1000 championship into the BTRDA forest championship, where he will campaign a S1400 spec Ford KA.

Tommi said: “Next year is looking very exciting. My dad won the BTRDA championship many years ago, and I’d love to follow in his footsteps. It’s where all the quick lads are, and I want to prove myself against them”.

In the meantime, Meadows will finish off the 2016 season in the Junior championship.