This is exactly what I decided when I saw they were running an open Hot Rod meeting at
Considering it was just the two of us we had some good races and spent all day making changes on the car. Incidentally, I ended up back exactly where I started, but learnt a lot in the process. It was also the first time I towed the car to the track myself. Not having use of the lorry I took my pick-up and trailer and, as I’ve recently passed my trailer test, it seemed the perfect opportunity for me to take myself racing so to speak . . . although my Dad was riding shot-gun in the passenger seat!
After that it was time to get the car ready for
It was a lovely evening and everything was set for a good meeting. The car flew in practice and felt okay at the start of the first race, but as the laps progressed it started to develop some understeer causing the front of the car to push on. Dad and Sonny changed the car for the second race and again for the final and thankfully it was back on form. At the end of the night I had a 7th, a 9th and a 12th, and although I hadn’t set the world on fire I had scored points in all three races and that is what you need to qualify.
The current points chart sees me sitting in 16th position. It’s all very close and at this early stage it’s anyone’s game! I’m looking forward to next weekend at
I didn’t realise until talking to my Grandfather the other day just how much I have to thank Stock Car racing for. When he was younger there were a lot of old Stock Cars abandoned around the family farm and his Father (my Great-Grandfather) told him they ‘had to go’. Consequently they were scrapped and both our yard and business were born. Now 50 years down the line the farm is our yard, and there is still racing stuff everywhere! So maybe things have not really changed that much - but without Stock Cars I might have been working in Tescos rather than doing something I love with my family.
I’ll be back after
Thanks as ever for reading.
Until next time