Aaran Stroud, a 17-year-old student of Automotive Engineering at Farnborough College of Technology, won both Formula Ford races during his first single seater event at Silverstone.

Aaran is determined to become a Formula 1 racing driver within five years and has attracted the interest of top international racing manager and F3000 team owner David Sears.

Aaran is receiving support from Active Sports Therapy, Fitness First Health Clubs, Serco and his college.

Currently competing in the British Racing Drivers' Club's single seater championships, which uses the Van Diemen Zetec Formula Ford racing car, Aaron will be driving at circuits such as Silverstone, Snetterton, Rockingham, Oulton Park and Brands Hatch.

To race in this year's BRDC championship, Aaran is trying to attract additional sponsore to raise the £45,000 he needs. In return, the championship offers high profile exposure and advertising plus exciting live entertainment.

To find out more aout Aaran's career ring Terry Stroud on 0771 801 2920 or 01276 505095.

** Aaran Stroud with his backers. From left: Jane Scard (Active Sports Therapy), Chris Aldridge and Christine Davis (Farnborough College of Technology); Rebecca Wills; Gareth Shelbourne and John Berry (Fitness First Health Clubs).