Exmouth’s answer to Jenson Button

Watch out Jensen Button, there is a new kid in town! A three-year-old Brixington tot’s first-time Scalextric racing efforts trounced adult racers to scoop him first prize.

George Alford’s racing skills were revealed when he took part in the World of Country Life’s charity Scalextric tournament.

Young George walked away with the top prize after he completed 15 laps in the allotted time of two minutes - beating the winning adult’s distance of 16 laps.

George’s Mum, Stacy Alford, said the youngster had never before played with the popular race game.

She said: “He is fascinated with toy and model cars at home, but this is the first time he has ever had a go a Scalextric.”


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An onlooker, who witnessed George’s maiden race attempt, said: “We could scarcely believe our eyes. Up stepped this tiny tot who could barely see over the table, he could hardly hold the controller - and the next thing he has completed 15 laps in two minutes, with no help whatsoever.

“Look out Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button!”

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More than �100 was raised by the tournament for the International Red Cross.

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