Andy Stevens enjoyed the perfect start to his 2017 campaign.

Andy Stevens on the podium after winning the opening round of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint Series. Picture: PENNY@D-MEDIA PHOTOSAndy Stevens on the podium after winning the opening round of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint Series. Picture: PENNY@D-MEDIA PHOTOS

The Needingworth racer won the opening round of the Fueltopia Barrel Sprint Series at the Santa Pod Raceway.

Stevens’ steered his Subaru Impreza STi to success in it’s first outing following a winter rebuild – much to the delight of his chief mechanic, Gavin Dring.

Stevens, backed by sponsors ELS, SRE, 4tek and GD Performance, is chasing overall championship success in a bid to qualify for the Gymkhana Grid world final for the third successive year.