Published: 04/12/2012 11:14 - Updated: 14/02/2013 11:05

Young karting star to feature in first online version of The Dandy


Samuel Oram-Jones in action at the Three Sisters track in Wigan. Samuel Oram-Jones in action at the Three Sisters track in Wigan.

Young kart ace Samuel Oram-Jones is set to feature in the very first online edition of iconic children’s comic The Dandy.

The Dandy is transferring to the online format as the very last print version of the comic rolled off the presses today (Tuesday)

And 15-year-old Sammy will be making an appearance in the DC Thomson & Co publication after making the step up to KF3 this season, one of the top British and international foundation level karting categories.

He said: “It has been an enjoyable few weeks for me and I feel very privileged to be included in the very first online issue of The Dandy, which goes on sale today.

“Virtually everyone has heard of The Dandy and Desperate Dan and I just can’t wait to see it now.”

The feature on Sammy in the new Dandy TV weekly show sees the youngster try out F1 Race Stars, a new video game from Codemasters, as well as a look at karting itself with Sammy in action at Daytona Milton Keynes in Rooksley.

“We went to the track at Daytona and I was driving around for about half an hour,” Sammy said. “I did quite well. It was wet there and I was told I was doing the same times as Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton when they were there, which was nice to know.

“Then I raced the co-presenter that was there with me and finally I tested the video game.”

Sammy is now looking forward to 2013 and will head out to Lanzarote soon to begin his testing programme for the new season, which will see him again compete in Europe and nationally in the 2013 British Super One MSA TKM Series.

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