Hemel Hempstead racer Michael Epps is celebrating after clinching his first podium finish at the Cooper Tires Winterfest championship in New Orleans.
Competing in rounds one, two and three of the championship, Epps recorded finishing positions of 11th, seventh and third to get his campaign off to a good start.
There are three more races left in the Cooper Tires Winterfest, to be staged at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama this week.
Epps said: “We hope we can move forward again from our results in New Orleans to maybe get my first win.
“My team and I had a hard couple of days but we eventually found a competitive setup.
“I got a nice trophy and a good podium celebration with champagne and lots of cheers.
“Thanks to everyone for supporting me so far. I’m trying my hardest and hopefully the future is bright.”