13th – 14th April 2019 |
SATURDAY consisted of a 20 minute test session in the morning followed by qualifying just after lunch so was an easy start to the weekend.
Testing was uneventful and Scott seemed to like the track and was on the pace almost immediately. He came back in after the session with no real concerns apart from a slight misfire and his interior mirror falling off. No big shakes. They were soon fixed.
QUALIFYING Scott was on it straight away setting the fastest time which he held for 2 laps. He then lost his pole then regained it then lost then regained. There were only 2 of them fighting for pole. Where was Lewis Saunders, Scotts main rival this year? It turns out Lewis was having some issues with wheel bearings and flanges but that is a whole different story.
Suffice to say Scott set times that were good enough to give him pole for both races. well done Scott. You drove superbly taking pole by almost 0.3 from 2nd
RACE 1 Scott had a lousy start. He didn’t get off the line at all well and by the time he got to the 1st corner he was in 5th and by the end of lap 1 was in 8th. Things were not going according to plan. Luckily for us but unluckily for some others, the race was red flagged as a car had had a serious accident on the other side of the circuit. We were re gridded in the original starting order so Scott had a second chance.
This time it was to be a 10 minute race and Scott made the most of it. He took off like a scolded cat (there’s that pesky cat I warned you about) and led from lights to flag although towards the end he was under pressure from 2nd place.
It was only when he came in that he could tell us that his car kept jumping out of 3rd. we didnt have a spare gearbox with us but by asking around the paddock a new second hand gearbox was found along with 2 men who said they could fit it in record time. well what can I say. Colin Solley and Michael Greenhill and not forgetting young Ben Greenhill who all got stuck in and a new Gearbox was duly fitted in time for race 2. We cannot thank you enough. You are all legends guys. What a family the Junior Saloon Car Championship are!
RACE 2 Starting in pole again I was hoping this untested gearbox would work. Well work it did. He took off from the lights and led every lap of the un interrupted race, soaking up the pressure dished out by the other drivers. There were times I thought he might lose his lead as 2nd place was faster than Scott in places but he managed to hold on until the flag.
A great weekend for us with double pole and double win. That takes his tally this season to 4 races 4 pole positions, 3 wins.
We went to Croft in 2nd place in the championship but left Croft leading it
Good Job Scott. We would like to thank the following, without who’s support we couldn’t go racing:
Lifeline Fire & Safety
Amber Valley Fitness Centre
Old Hall Performance
AB Welding Services & Automated Gates
NGK Spark Plugs
T Jones Fabrications (Riddings) Ltd
@Air Accessories Sheffield Ltd
On PAR Cleaning
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Andrew Marshall. Get well soon mate. You were sorely missed