Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rockingham Double Header

The weekend saw a change of venues to Rockingham Motor Speedway. With a smoother track surface I was expecting some fast times.

Practice was underway and the car was going well.

 

Qualifying went well and I put in 4 good runs which landed me in 7th

 

The top 16 battles put me up against Matt Cant in his mk2 supercharged mx5, I took the win and progressed to top 8

Next battle I was against 14 year old Ben Dryburgh in his awesome 650bhp 2jz Honda S2000 it was a close battle but I just got it.

The top 4 battle I was against Adam Elder in his Nissan 200sx  s14, unfortunately I messed up round the first barrel and this was the end of the road for me but I was happy to take 4th.

 

The day for us was not over and we had a nice camping experience with a delicious BBQ followed by 3 hours of football in the rain.

We woke up to a wet morning and round 4 of Formula G .

During July there was a competition to design a track for this round of Formula G and I won the competition.

I was sharing my car with fellow Nankang sponsored driver KraigyJ for the day.

Practice was underway and all was going well.

Unfortunately for Kraigy he was not use to my car, though its still a mx5 the difference between turbo and supercharged, depowered and power steering and hydro setup was enough.

Qualifying went well for me and I qualified 3rd.

Kraigy  was still having a bit of a hard time, with more seat time he could have got more comfortable with the car.

Kraigy qualified 7th and was up against Gavin Riddell who recently changed cars to a mx5.

Kraigy spun the car on one of the battles and 360 to correct but this was deemed as going the wrong way and he was red flagged.

My first battle put me against fellow friend and mx5 driver Ryan Milton who was also using a different car for the weekend.

He just got me in the first battle but I got him in the second. I got the best time overall so I proceeded to top 8.

My top 8 battle I was against 4 time gymkhana grid champion Luke Woodham. It was a tight battle with Luke taking the first win but I pulled it back on the second. Unfortunately it was not good enough.

I was still happy to take a top 8 finish to what was a great weekend.

Pictures courtesy of Delta Pixels,Kevin Davis Photography and D-Media Photos.