So we arrived a bit late after stripping Frankie JJ’s Mini at Buxton. I’ve missed both heats but as it’s an all-in I can go out for the final.
It’s time to go out when I discover my car will not start as the battery is flat. So I get a push onto the track hoping that it will start and I’d be able to charge it a bit but this didn’t work. Myself and the team work like lightning and do a quick swap of the battery! Thankfully I was allowed a couple of minutes to do so.
The track was really slick but the car felt good. I blasted my way through the traffic avoiding trouble. Ed Neachell was ahead and quick but I managed to catch him and rattle him round the fence. I went on to take my first final of the season! Today so far couldn’t get any better!
The Grand National and I take the lap handicap. I felt confident with the car, the battery problem was sorted, and it was handling well. I caught up Ed and brother Dan and thought they were leading so I went for it! I was uncertain what positions they were in but I was rewarded with third place.
So, a very long day! Both transporters head for home leaving Dad, Daniel and the crew to take the fence down. The rain is still heavy, I don’t envy them!
We have done just short of 900 miles from Friday’s meeting to Monday’s meetings, and to be honest it’s been a real struggle, both physically and financially. I will be glad to get home!