680SBritish International school Grade 8 scholar Tiffany Napier caused quite a sensation in her debut year in karting, but as far as she is concerned, this is only the beginning.

The latest in a growing line of South African girl power karters, Roodepoort lass Tiffany raced her first full season in 2016 in the extremely competitive Junior Max Class, following limited experience as she learned the ropes the previous year. "I am proud to have already proven of what a young woman without any previous experience can accomplish," Tiffany explained.

"I have the passion and the dedication; I work hard and I am growing in my driving ability every day. "I also have very supportive parents and an excellent team around me, which is a huge plus, so we are so excited about next year!"

Tiffany impressed in her rookie karting year, ending up a stunning third overall in the Northern Regions Gauteng championship, 8th in the African Open and 11th overall in the National Junior Max Series. Now the young lady intends following in her brother, former SA Junior Max champion Richie Napier's footsteps as she goes after the 2017 SA Junior Max crown.

"There has only been one female South African champion so far," Tiffany concluded. "I intend to make that at least two!"

Miss Napier continues with Neil Basilio Racing into 2017, albeit aboard a BirelArt chassis run under the expert guidance of Neil and Corrie Liebenberg with multiple SA Karting champion, teammate Bradley Liebenberg as Tiffany's mentor.