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Great fun at Clay Pigeon Raceway with my first time on slicks being very eventful! With the day forecast to be a sunny one I was out for first practice on wets as the track was still damp, felt good but the track was drying quick so soon went to slicks for practice 2 and still felt fairly strong. Qualifying was next we had 6 minutes to get the best times we could. I was ready to get some good times in only to find myself in the pits after 2 laps due to the throttle cable sticking. Went back out for the remaining time but only managed to get in another 2 laps before the end meaning I qualified in 19th out of 21 not where I wanted to be. Looking to quickly improve, Heat 1 started well making up places early on and setting my fastest ever lap at clay of 36.1 meaning that I finished 12th and 9th in my class from 19th which I was very pleased with. I still knew I could gain places in the pre final, starting 12th in the pre final I was hoping to make top 10 by the end but it wasn’t to be, as I was turning into the Hairpin someone came up the inside, couldn’t stop and went straight over me, snapped my radiator clean off wrecking it and bending the nose cone. That was that for the Pre-final. 😫 I started right at the back of the grid in 21st for the final. I wasn’t going to give up and looked to make as many places as I could in the final, it started well making up 4 places into the first corner, however, it seemed luck was not on my side as another Kart and I made contact which span me ! Luckily I stayed on the track got my head down passing many and finishing in 12th for the day and 9th in my class ! Overall not the perfect day but I was very pleased with my position considering the circumstances! 😀👍
Many thanks to Mike & Spence for the great service keeping me running all day when we were really up against it!
Thank you very much to my sponsors: - MAIDMENT & CARTER LTD http://www.maidmentandcarter.com - MVS LTD https://m.mvsblandford.co.uk -ROB BEALE LTD http://www.robbeale.co.uk
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