AN off-road driver is celebrating after winning a hat-trick of British championships.
Dairy farmer Richard Kershaw, 33, of Bradley Bar, is the Goodyear Motor Sport Association (MSA) British Off-Road champion for the third year running.
He has already won the title although one round is still to come.
The sport involves driving custom-built high-powered, 4x4 "cars" through 10 rounds.
Terrain on the courses round the UK range from woodland to mud tracks.
At full speed the vehicles can do more than 100mph.
And placings are decided on a time trial basis.
Richard's custom-built car has a Rover V8 five-litre engine and is humorously titled a Mattserati.
He and co-driver Graham Broadbent, service manager at Land Rover dealer Rocar Moores, in Leeds Road, are still undecided about whether to race on and fight to retain the title again next year.
He said: "After we won it two years on the trot I sat down and seriously thought about whether to go on or call it a day.
"I decided to see how the first round went and take it from there. The rest is history.
"It does take up a lot of time because it is not just turning up and racing. The majority of the time goes in to preparing the car to get it perfectly ready to race.
"The most important thing is to finish the race. An old saying in the sport is to finish first, first you have to finish."