Avant homes backs Nottinghamshire boy’s dream to be the next Lewis Hamilton

12 year old Oliver Smith from Radcliffe on Trent will be sponsored by Avant Homes for 12 months. The sponsorship support will cover the cost of tyres, test days and repairs and has also funded an Avant Homes-branded kart and trailer graphics, a new race suit for Oliver and a brand new helmet!

Oliver has been interested in motorsport since the age of three and has been involved in karting since he was just five years old. Along the way, he has been supported by his dad Stuart, who works as his mechanic and is land director at Avant Homes’ Midlands operation, which is based at The Phoenix Centre in Nottingham.

Stuart said: “We are unbelievably grateful at the level of sponsorship received by Avant Homes - it’s spurred Oliver on to keep following his dream that he will one day be a professional racing driver.”

Oliver has enjoyed a fantastic 2015 season, securing first place in the Mini Max class at South Yorkshire Kart Club’s Winter Championships in February followed up with back-to-back wins in June and July. Following this success Oliver was named 2015 South Yorkshire Kart Club Minimax Champion making him the youngest competitor in the championship to take the title.