COLNE stock car racer Micky Brennan has been crowned World champion for the second time in his career.
The 24-year-old speed demon made a superb recovery to storm to victory in the British Stock Car Association (BriSCA) F2 World Championship at Barford Raceway.
The former Mansfield High School pupil, who works for his family’s firm C&S Coaches, first clinched the title on his 21st birthday at Buxton Raceway but admits he’s taken greater pride in his follow up success.
“It was more pleasing this time because it was a lot tougher,” he said.
“I ended up getting put out, dropping back to fifth, so I had to work my way back to the front.
“I think this time felt better because I had to work for it.
“It was good to have all my family and friends there to support me as well.”
The young racer, who lives with girlfriend Susie Jackson and daughters Lilly-May and Maddison, had defied the odds after finishing second in the semi-final stages despite starting back on the 10th row.
And in the final the Barford track champion fought of competition from 35 other drivers from across the globe over 25 laps to seal the championship.
“Nobody from round here has ever won it twice before,” said Micky.
“So in a way I guess I’ve made a bit of history as well. I kept my number, 968, after the last title but I’ll be changing that for number one now.
“I’ll have to defend my title at Taunton next year now.”
He added: “I just want to thank my sponsors C&S Coaches and my dad David and mum Lorraine who have supported me in this since I was 10.”