A Final Report
As the Winter series begins the winter weather returns as we’re greeted with the usual British weather: Grey, cloudy and lots or rain.
Peter Knight returns to the action with a point to prove after missing out on the Summer Championship title on the final race of the season.
Peter manages to secure pole position for the A final.
A great result in the earlier heats secures a front row start for Dylan Cotton, James Barnard shares the second row of the grid with Harry Nottage.
The lights go out and the race begins!
Peter goes full “Meatloaf” hitting the track like a battering ram and gaining a healthy lead almost immediately, leaving Dylan clinging onto his 2nd place with a herd of drivers snapping at his bumper bolts!
Oh dear oh dear! Current Champion James Rose isn’t having much fun, a poor 1st lap leaves him with a mountain to climb down in 11th.
Keep On running, keep on hiding! Much like Peter, James Petty’s got some inspiration; he’s gone full Spencer Davis, throwing himself into the action, what was 7th is now 4th.
Dylan’s time holding 2nd doesn’t last as James Barnard takes the reins, he still has a lot of work to do as the gap to race leader is now gauged by postcodes rather than seconds!
Ben Cudby’s latest battle involves both Jagjeet Singh and Adam Brition as the trio seem adamant to share the same part of the tarmac leaving Jack Bebbington the space to stretch his legs, this wasn’t the only battle on the track away from the one at the front.
Eoin Crowley’s first ever Lakeside race was a good one as he and Jake Taplin fought for 5th, Jake had the early success keeping Eoin’s advances under full control, this duo soon had a friend, and not a very happy one as Dylan was passed by the super-charged James Petty, forcing our 2nd placed starter down to 4th and into the Taplin – Crowley battle.
Another new driver, Dylan Stanley soon had is face full of Champion James Rose as James’ struggles continued giving Dylan some much needed inspiration and company.
Thomas Foss and Adam Harrad rounded of the A final positions within touching distance of Dylan Stanley.
As the old saying goes, “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings” and with no volunteers, a silence filled the air and James Barnard kept charging!
Peter’s healthy lead was, well, still healthy but now reduced to 5 seconds as James recorded fastest lap after fastest lap after fastest lap…
James kept huffing and puffing, but with no effect on Peter’s perfect day, that’s the best way to start the championship.
Victory for Peter is followed by an equally happy James Barnard in 2nd and a great result from “Driver Of The Day” James Petty in 3rd.