After a frustrating race day in May, we managed to sort out our problems and come back strong for July, to prepare for the O Plate in August. It’s great to be back racing after being out of it for such a long time!
The format for Sunday was mixed grids, and with 29 drivers spread by 0.4 seconds, it made for some close racing.
In Heat 1 I started 13th. I managed to gain positions at the start, until a driver drove straight over the front of my kart and ruined my race. I had damage and ended up finishing 20th.
In Heat 2 I started 20th, and finished 13th on track but a 5 second bumper penalty caused me to finish in 18th. I was 1 tenth off fastest lap and 5th fastest out on track, so the pace was there.
In Heat 3 I started 17th, and finished 23rd after being pushed off onto the grass causing me to drop lots of positions.
In the Final I oiled up on the grid and it took a while to get my kart started. We just about got out but missed the start. I caught up to the pack on lap 1, got my head down and finished 16th, gaining 13 places.
Big thanks to my Dad and Grandad for doing a great job as mechanics, and Stu Stretton for the photos. We are looking forward to the O Plate next month.