We headed off to Anglesey on Friday morning with a view to setting up on Friday PM with a practice session on Saturday plus qualifying and 2 races on Sunday
We decided not to test on the Friday as Scott knew the circuit from last year’s race there and decided that the 15 minute practice in the morning would be enough to re acquaint himself with the track.
Little did we know that we were to race the National Circuit, not the Coastal circuit we had raced last year.
Scott was one of first on track and, apart from complaining of huge under steer, all seemed to be good as he came back in with a smile on his face and was fastest over all.
Off he went feeling confident that he could qualify well and qualify well he did. In 2nd place just 0.2 seconds behind an “on form” Alex Jay.
Scott had a blinding start and luckily for us, Alex didn’t. when he wend round the first corner and out of sight I fully expected Alex to be in the lead but Scott had managed to hold on, a lead that he wasn’t going to relinquish without a fight.
Scott led the race through till lap 4 when Alex found grip on the outside of the hairpin and took over the lead.
It remained that way with Scott trying to put pressure on Alex until Scott somehow, and out of sight of me, came round on lap 8 in the lead again and that’s how the race finished. Scott in P1 Alex in P2 but only 0.067 seconds separating the 2 of them.
What a race that was almost rivalling Brands Hatch from last year with Scott also setting the fastest lap of the race.
Again Starting in P2 with Alex starting P1 this was going to be a tough one.
Lucky for us Alex had another poor start, with Scott having another good one. Scott led into the 1st corner, a lead that he never gave up, even with all the pressure he was under from Alex Jay (again)
Another finish with only 0.064 seconds between them at the flag
2 finer drivers I could never expect to see. They have both driven hard and fair all weekend and whoever had won, they are a credit to the Junior Saloon Car Championship and to motorsport in general.
If the future of motorsports is in the hands of all of the JSCC drivers then it will flourish.
As usual we would like to thank the following, without who’s help and support we couldn’t go racing.
Photo Credit Paula Jay