Round 6, 2014

//ROUND 6 

NSW CHAMPIONSHIP

WAKEFIELD PARK

 

//19th-21st September

Things just got better and better in the final round of the NSW Formula Ford Championship!!

Goulburn’s Wakefield Park Raceway gave us three sunny days for the first time this year.

I worked incredibly hard outside of the cockpit leading up to this round to ensure I could keep getting quicker. Friday practice proved that it worked and set more personal best times – by HALF A SECOND!!! There wasn’t much separating me from my team mate now, after starting the year about a second and a half off his pace.

Qualifying.  Second place by a whisker!! 0.0637 seconds separated me from Pole. Another one-two start for the Anglo Australian Motorsport Team. 

Race One. Sixteen laps. Second place. With my extra pace I was able to keep with the leader and we pulled a gap of more than a quarter of a lap to the guys behind.

Race Two. Fourteen Laps. We went into the race knowing where I could find more gains. The aim was to get that qualifying pace back! I was right on the back of first at the beginning and we once again quickly built a gap to the guys behind. I found the pace I had in qualifying as did my team mate and we were a second a lap quicker than the rest of the field. There was less than a tenth of a second separating our best laps. I crossed the line the closest to first I ever have.

Race Three. Fifteen laps. I got into the car one last time, determined to finish the year with a bang. We’d come a very long way from my first session in the car back in March and headed out of the pits with only one goal. The launch at the start was great and we were side by side heading into Turn 1. There were moments where my nosecone was only inches from the gearbox of the leader, always looking for an opportunity to make that crucial pass. The safety car caused a brief hold and a stop to any overtaking. As we approached the hairpin leading onto the main straight I pulled to the inside, broke late and made the pass. I was LEADING for the first time. It may have been short lived but it was an awesome feeling to be running at the front of the pack. During our battle I managed to set the FASTEST LAP OF THE RACE and walk away incredibly proud of a job well done.

The Anglo Australian Motorsport Team helped me find even more pace this weekend and we were in the hunt for race wins!! It was a wonderful feeling popping the champagne back in the garage with the whole team and celebrating what has been a BRILLIANT YEAR!!

Thank you to my girl for your never ending support and always being at the track by my side, my brother as well as Micheal, Steven and Jax for making the drive down to watch the racing and our family and friends who have shown me so much support!

Stay tuned for some exciting things in the near future!

The Gallery will be coming soon.

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