Dundee karting fledgling Luke Scharf has been cleaning up on the track so far this year.
The rising star, who previously told the Tele his dream is to compete in Formula 1, has been picking up titles left, right and centre with impressive race performances.
Having moved up a class in the Scottish system, after sweeping all in front of him in the Cadet and Mini-Max classes, the 15-year-old would have been forgiven for struggling to adapt but instead has taken Junior Max by storm.
Earlier in August, Luke won a double crown in the class competing at the Grampian Kart Club in Banff, Aberdeenshire.
The youngster won the Junior Max race to lift the Scottish Open Championship before quickly following it up by winning the MSA Rotax Junior Max Scottish Championship at the same venue.
Luke’s dad and coach, Lee Scharf, was extremely proud of his son’s achievements of late.
“We are really delighted he has won the Scottish,” Lee said.
“It was the one he really wanted and the one everyone wants.
“The pressure is off a wee bit now because he has got the title he wanted so, hopefully, that will lead to some good performances elsewhere.
“It’s a real monkey off his back.”
It hasn’t all be smooth sailing for the Scharfs, however.
Luke’s dream of a Scottish triple crown went up in smoke last weekend.
The Dundonian racer was competing in the final of the Scottish Super Series in Golspie in a bid to add to his two Scottish titles.
Looking to complete his hat-trick Luke went into the competition last Saturday in second position, knowing he needed to win and hope other results went his way to stand a chance.
Unfortunately, his accelerator jammed causing the Monifieth High kid to crash and bend the bumper on his kart.
Lee said: “He did well in the heats to put him on pole for the final and was leading before his accelerator jammed and sent him into the barrier. He was unlucky.”
Mechanical issues have also held Luke back at their Junior Max championship in Larkhall, their new home track after leaving Crail to move up a class.
Luke is out of contention to win it but is still sitting nicely in fourth.
However, Lee sees it as a harsh reminder that in karting they can only do the best with what they have available due to the finances involved.
Lee added: “The only track we didn’t do well at this year is Larkhall.
“Mechanical problems have caused us to struggle in that championship.
“We have channelled all our money and attention to the Scottish Championship and Super Series as we can’t do it all.
“We want to take Luke as far as we can so we are always looking for someone to help us with sponsorship. We are busy working to keep this exciting wee hobby going!”