First up Huge thanks for the support above, it really does help
Probably the best thing is I came home with a car 100% ready to go for the next outing and I know I probably should be over the moon with the results, but found it frustrating that I couldn't find the grip off the track I found in qualifying and trust me I drove my socks off trying to go faster
I havenâ€™t seen the race yet, so I donâ€™t know what you have seen, but In todayâ€™s race the BMW that was hunting me down eventually spun up at Druids! The quick Colin Voyce Escort behind took note that I was obviously running wide for a reason, unfortunately the BMW didnâ€™t and spun on the small line of oil that was on the bend with no oil flags
Colin had a chat with me after and told he could see I was on the limit of my tyres and as he put it, over drove the car in an effort to beat me, but couldnâ€™t . I reminded him that the last time we raced together was in 1979 with him in a quick Anglia and me in a MK1 Escort, so at least he had some idea I could actually drive
What you all donâ€™t know is that I had a couple of issues, first I was shown the naughty boy warning board, so alternative my lines to stay 100% within track limits, then I was shown a 5 second penalty board!! I have to say , both of which broke my concentration slightly.I went straight up to see the clerk of the course after to find the penalties were for car 5 which was nowhere near me
Anyway, yes some of the quicker cars dropped out, but as they say, to finish first, first, you have finish, so I will !
One other thing that became evident is with all the stickers on the car, people think I am all sponsored up, but you all know better. With a sponsor and something other than a Â£50 gearbox fitted, I may actually be faster and be able to compete with the front runners properly----where's that lottery ticket