It's dangerous to be too confident but I had high hopes going into the weekend, my kit is in amazing condition thanks to Martyn, Next-Gen and RPM engines, I had a great engineer all weekend and the grid wasn't massive but my previous DNF and the highly changeable conditions reminded me that anything can happen.
As it was a Superprix weekend the order was different with a heat on Saturday afternoon. All day the weather had been changeable with tyres needing to be changed twice on the grid but Scott had made the right call on tyres all day and as the dark clouds loomed over the grid for the final we waited for the last minute before setting the kart down. The rain held off with just a few spits falling, from grid three I took the lead on the first lap and didn't look back finishing just under 4s ahead taking fastest lap.
Race day followed a similar pattern but with the weather being a little more kind to us, heat two I started in grid 6 and once again hit the front on lap one finishing 3s ahead with the fastest lap followed by the same in heat three with another win and fastest lap.
Taking Pole for the final was a great reward and I felt really confident, I got the start I needed and pulled away, the track had got a little greasy after a small shower but it didn't stop me taking a great win and completing by clean sweep of wins and fastest laps.
I have now won my last eight races and know that I have the pace and the package to take this to Super One next weekend and raise a few eyebrows.
So now I have the Shenington Winter Championship and the SuperPrix Championship which I am really pleased with. I have a lovely perpetual trophy which has to go back next year and a smaller replica which I get to keep.
Thanks again to everyone who supports me, Martyn, Scott, Pitwall and of course my family. Off to GYG now...wish me luck!
I returned to Shenington after missing last month due to the Super One round at Rowrah.
There has already been five rounds, I raced in four and had won three only missing the fourth one due to a mechanical failure causing a DNF.
This month I was back in the Protrain awning as the sole iame driver with Scott Taggart who was living the dream with me whilst on an interval from the F1 race team Marussia where he is on the race team. Martyn my right hand man was taking a well deserved break although was on a hotline most of the weekend keeping up to date with everything!