What a great weekend! My best results so far!
We made our way to Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway which had some pretty crazy weather conditions in store for us.
We were able to walk away on Friday smiles on our faces. I was able to beat my best time around the circuit multiple times. Oil on the track in the afternoon meant we were all a bit off the pace compared to the morning but some positive steps forward with the car setup meant we were keen for Qualifying.
Qualifying. Second place! I put the car on the FRONT ROW! The highest I’ve qualified and also locking out the front row for the team.
Race One. Seventeen laps. I had a solid start off the line and managed to pull a good gap early to separate myself from the cars behind. Then I focused on the areas we knew I could improve on. When the chequered flag fell I had my BEST finish – second place. It was also fantastic to get a one two finish for the team.
Race Two. Ten Laps. The rain began falling on Saturday night and didn’t let up. I held my position off the start and held onto the leader. Halfway round the first lap we had already pulled away from the rest of the field by a few seconds. I got a little eager coming out of Turn 6 trying to close in on first and that extra throttle was enough to spin the car around. I then had to wait for all the other cars to go by before it was safe to spin back around and get going. I pushed incredibly hard to close the gap and at one point was the quickest car out there. I closed right in on 5th but just missed out on making the overtake and crossed the line in 6th.
Race Three. 9 laps. Incredibly wet with numerous rivers running across the track, excellent conditions for aquaplaning! I started from 6th, had a great launch and went for the small gap between the pit wall and another car. A huge amount of standing water nearly pulled the car into the wall but I escaped and got myself up to 3rd by Turn 1. To watch the start click here. The conditions were extremely tricky and caught many of the drivers out. Next time round I moved into second place and even with plenty of pressure from the cars behind I held onto the position. Another SECOND PLACE finish and one step further up on the PODIUM!
Hugh, Tim and the Anglo Australian Motorsport Team helped me improve all weekend and it was a great feeling to return to the pits with an excellent result. Unfortunately there was no time for celebratory photos afterwards as everyone was drenched and wanted to escape the horrible conditions. I can’t thank my girlfriend enough for being there the whole time through the freezing cold and heavy rain to support me. Thank you to all my friends and family for the support. I really appreciate the support from everyone.
Only one more round to go!
The photos from the weekend will be coming soon.