23rd/24th June 2013: Ipswich and Northampton

Young Frankie showing off the silverware

Young Frankie showing off the silverware

A long weekend as we are racing at Ipswich and Northampton.

In my heats I manage to get a 3rd, 4th & 5th, and a 7th in the final.

It was Young Frankie’s first time out at Ipswich. He got second and third in his heats. In the Final he was taken out by Witts, and the coil lead broke off so he wasn’t able to rejoin the race.

With Camey and Harry for company.

With Camey and Harry for company.

Phoebe before her first ever European Championship.

Phoebe before her first ever European Championship.

Afterwards was the long journey to Northampton – we didn’t arrive at the hotel until 3.30! We were all pretty knackered when we got up in the morning to leave for our final part of the journey to the track.

Today is a busy day as Phoebe is racing in her V8 too. It’s the European Championship. She goes out for a practice and looks fast, which is good.

However, she doesn’t have a lot of luck in the heats and doesn’t qualify, but is able to start from the very back as a non-qualifier.

She was a joy to watch in the main event! She got up to fifth place but eventually crossed the line in seventh! She was also the fourth quickest car on the day which she was very pleased about. Well done Pheebs!

"Hey Dad, look what I've won!"

“Hey Dad, look what I’ve won!”

Young Frank has a championship today as well – The Thunder 250! He got second and third in his heats, and then went on to win the title. Well done, young ‘un!

As for me, I picked up a few decent places and moved up into third in the world qualifying points.

Frankie leads Courtney around Ipswich.

Frankie leads Courtney around Ipswich.

Tight lines next to that big kerb.

Tight lines next to that big kerb.

Frankie taking in the sight of the Ipswich grandstand.

Taking in the sight of the Ipswich grandstand.

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Thanks to Martin Fitzgerald for photographing us all weekend – cheers Mart!

Frankie