Weekend Report
A not so early start was required for today as the car was already at the track so we set off around 7am. We got up the track in an hour and started to change into the race gear. Dad got in a panic as he lost his wallet but after a run over to the van we found it in the cool box in the car. pmsl. Anyway after that mad 10mins we set off to the office to sign on and get ready to have the car and kit checked over all again. We then picked the same batch numbers for practice as Saturday as this worked well with the joint driver situation. So first up again was me track was a bit greasy through the esses but all went well with a time of 37.28. Next up was Dad and I hung around the start line to hear if he hit 3rd gear on his run. He set off well hit the first 2 corners flat and got 3rd gear too and hit a time of 37.65.
So onto the 2nd practice runs on my run I decided to try and hit the esses flat out which worked with a time of 35.72 so quicker than my fastest time on Saturday. Dad was up next and he said he had cracked 3rd gear change he also hit the esses almost flat through out it and hit a time of 36.68 and was well chuffed to get into the 36s as last year he could only get into the 39s.
It was now lunch time and we set out checking the car over and fixing a few items that’s had come loose. Along with some banter with the other guys in our class. Before we knew it the meeting was under way again and the first guys were starting to line up. I was pretty sure I could make more time up through the esses so decided to go for it. I made a good start turn 1 and 2 flat and went into the esses hot !! I came out the other end and just touched the mud bank but that didn’t kill my speed as I still had it full throttle lol. Flew over the line with a time of 35.58 my quickest time yet. But dam that was close to the bank at silly speed lol.
Dad was up next he was keen to better his time but could only manage a time of 37.14. I later found out he was going into 4th towards the esses so told him to keep it in 3rd !
My last run of the day I knew I had to make the esses more tidier and not hit the bank. I got off the line well with a low 2.5 64ft hit the first corners flat and headed up to the esses flat in 3rd. I got hard on the brakes into 2nd and turned in a little later to get me more over to the left I swung it back missing the classic drain cover ! And come out middle of the track fast and blasted it over the line to hit 35.19 my pb at shelsley Walsh.
Dad was next and he wanted to get back into the 36s and was well pumped ! He got off the line well hit the first 2 corners flat and into 3rd up towards the esses not changing into 4th. He flew through the esses and out over the line with a 36.47 also his pb at shelsley Walsh. So final results I had another 3rd overall and 1st in class.
Dad managed 5th overall and 2nd in class. With Arron in 3rd in the pug 106 and Rod 4th in the racing puma. It was a fantastic weekend of racing which we really enjoyed , Dad beat his time from last year by 3 seconds and me by 2 seconds which is a great achievement. We haven’t upped the power but have mainly concentrated on the handling this year which as the results show have really worked.