So the last time I posted was after the completion of round 3 at Wigan. Sorry about that, I really haven’t had much time since then with all the work I’ve been completing!
After Wigan came the 0 plate meeting at Whilton. This is my home track so I was hoping to do well. I was well on the pace on a very tough grid of karts and with qualifying added to the mix I managed to pole it. The added addition of it being live streamed on Alpha Live was fantastic too. I was looking good until Heat 3 when I had a coming together which put me at the back of the grid for the final which was a massive shame. I came through the pack to 4th but certainly could have brought that one home.
The action can be found below!
Next up was Clay Pigeon, I really can’t remember a whole lot of what happened at this meeting so it must have been fairly uneventful. I’m fairly sure I finished 4th but didn’t quite have the outright pace to challenge right up the front. Fulbeck was next where it started to go quite wrong for me. I didn’t really have the pace all weekend which ended with me being rear ended after a move weekend causing a DNF. This put me right on the back-foot for the last round at Buckmore challenging for the title.
Buckmore Park is one of my favourite tracks and I click with it every time. I was setting the pace all weekend and the kart was on rails as well as the engines on tip top performance. I nearly won all the heats but a coming together in heat 3 completely wrecked my kart. We had the whole team rebuilding my kart for the final and we just made it to the grid in time and gridded up 4th. The kart was complete and utter rubbish, various bits were still bent and my brake was dragging but I was managing to keep with Chris Trott and Oli Smith my 2 title rivals.
Chris then went for a big move on Oli which pushed them both wide, I just managed to time a move which picked up the pieces and put me into the lead, I had Chris breathing down my neck for the rest of the race but managed to bring it home for the win.
That gave Chris the championship win, Oli 2nd and me the same 3rd place finish as the year before.
Certainly an eventful year with some fantastic racing. Some great results and some where we just missed the mark! Lets see what 2018 will bring!