RISING track star Sarah Moore is a Smart performer at the tender age of 17.

The Tockwith racing driver joined some of the UK’s other top female racers to spend a day testing the new Smart racecar at the revamped Donington Park circuit in Leicestershire.

This year will see the first ever Smart race series, the 4Two Cup, and the organisers held a ladies day at Donington, to which Moore was invited.

“It was really good to see all the girls at a race track together, as that rarely happens on a race weekend,” she said.

“The Smartcar is a small car and the wheelbase is so short, it’s like ragging a kart around, but a big one.

“It’s a fun car to drive and I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.”

Moore was the first female winner of the Ginetta Junior Championship, in 2009, and also became the first female to win a title on the British Touring Car Championship package last year.

“I will never forget that last race winning the Championship in front of the BTCC crowds,” she said.

“I was crying because I was so happy and knew that nobody would ever beat that record of being the first female.”

Having first jumped into a kart at the age of five at the family circuit at Tockwith, she joined the Moore family racing dynasty established by her father and brothers as a nine-year-old.

This season, Moore will be competing in the MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain.

As for the long-term future, Moore said: “Everyone’s dream is to be in Formula 1, but I’d also like to follow in the footsteps of my brother, Nigel, and compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours – it is one of the best races you could ever do.”