Clayton Whatley, 7, son of Sam and Tammy Whatley and a first grader at Bridge City Elementary school, won several awards this past weekend at the Gulf Coast Karters Awards Banquet held in Houston.

Clayton raced the 2011 Series in the Kid Kart class which includes racers in the 5-7 years and driving a go kart with a 50cc Comer engine running speeds of 50-60 mph. Clayton brought home a first place trophy for the Spring Series, another first place trophy in the Fall series and the Over All High Points Champion Jacket and payout for the 2011 Season in Kid Kart racing.

Clayton will run the 2012 Season in the Chonda Cadet Class and continue in racing the points series with the Gulf Coast Karters and other venues throughout Texas and Louisiana.