2007: STOKE-ON-TRENT - WORLD OF SHALE QUALIFYING ROUND 4
Started off the back for the heats and final given the lack of
competitive action in 2007 to date. Did ok in heat 1 including spinning a temp driver, not great in heat 2 but was on the
pace in the final on my first ever visit to this track. Started the Grand National from my blue grade but this did not last
long and was abandoned due to fence damage following a crash.
Heat 1: 9th, Heat 2: 8th, Final: 7th. POINTS 13. Grand National: void due to fence damage
12 August 2007:
STOKE-ON- TRENT - WORLD CUP QUALIFYING ROUND 5
The wet summer continued and this meeting was also a washout. Only a fun
race took place for the adults so I was able to get a few practice wet shale laps in.Fun race: 4th
2007: RYE HOUSE - WORLD CUP QUALIFYING ROUND 6
Due to there being no white or yellow grade drivers, I ended up starting
at the front and leading a few races and results were ok.
Was probably trying a bit too hard at times during this meeting
and had several spins before crashing through the fence in the Grand National. Apart from the roof wing and one mirror, all
was ok so I made the Grand National restart!
Heat 1: 5th, Heat 2: 6th, Final: 7th. POINTS 19. Grand National: 7th6 OCTOBER 2007: COVENTRY - WORLD
OF SHALE RACE
Another big meeting at Coventry in front of a good sized crowd.
Much better than 2006 and brought
the kart home in a respectable position.WORLD OF SHALE: 8th
7 OCTOBER 2007: STOKE-ON-TRENT WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
A momentous day!
Due to there being no white or yellow grade drivers, I ended up starting near the front and
was on the pace all day. Heat 1 went well before heat 2 produced a 4th place finish and my best result to date. That was until
the final, when I managed to get away and despite a yellow flag closing up the grid a 'quick' restart saw me hold on to the
lead and record a race win for the first time!
This meant that I had to start off the back for the Grand National - I made
little progress but the result is not available.
Heat 1: 6th, Heat 2: 4th, Final: 1st. POINTS 32. Grand National: result not available
2 DECEMBER 2007:
IPSWICH - WORLD CUP MEETING
Due to the rain, the shale was too wet so we were racing on the Tarmac. One spin all day
and results ok. Was probably a bit too cautious at times considering it was my first meeting on wet tarmac.
Cold and wet
but still a great experience to be racing in front of a crowd at the Foxhall Stadium again. Led the meeting final at
the start...did not last long though!
WORLD CUP: 6th, Heat: 5th, Final: 5th. POINTS 182007 NATIONAL POINTS: 9th. 6 meetings - 92 POINTS
GRAND NATIONAL: 12th - 8 POINTS
2007 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: 6th - 61 POINTS
2007 WORLD OF SHALE QUALIFYING: 10th - 13
A decent learning curve season - with the race win at Stoke (on shale!) the highlight!
My win at Stoke has
helped to promote me up to the Red grade status!