Another great weekend at Round 3 of Fueltopia Formula G sponsored by Nankang tyres hosted at Santapod raceway in Wellingborough on the 14th May 2017.
It was a lovely day the sun was out but we was due rain later in the day.
Practice session was underway and the car had a few problems. The hydraulic handbrake was not working very well and the rear tyres were catching on the rear arches due to the new wider wheels. The arches was soon sorted with a large hammer and the rear brake pads were glazed over because I accidentally towed the car half way home with the handbrake on. With the pads removed I lightly cleaned them up with a file and we was back in business.
Qualifying went well with a best time of 36.007 which qualified me in 4th place.
The top 16 battles put me up against newcomer Sam Heard in his 200sx but the MX5 was on point and I took the win in both lanes.
The top 8 battles put me up against Mantas Sliogeris in his Honda S2000 which was a very close battle. I took the win in the first battle and Mantas took the win in the second battle which put it down to time. I just nipped it and it was a very close battle.
The top 4 battles put me up against 3 times Gymkhana Grid winner Luke Woodham. I was doomed but you never know he could make a mistake. He didn’t make a mistake and beat me on both runs.
As I came back round to the pits my fellow MX5 racer Ryan Milton was having car problems. His drive shaft had broken which put him out of the competition.
I took a automatic 3rd place which I was delighted with but was also sad for Ryan Milton.
Thank you to sponsors Nankang Tyres, EMP Performance and Opie Oils.