Having spent a weekend in Rowrah and a day at Glan Y Gors recently doing some testing it was great to come back for one of my favourite race meetings.
The sun greeted us at Shenington for April's meeting which made a welcome change from postponements and delays due to snow.
Following on from my win last month we felt pretty assured about set up and were surprised to find ourselves significantly off the pace of one driver who was running a newly purchased engine. We made adjustments during the day and working methodically we managed to reel in the other driver leaving us confident for race day.
Race day was equally sunny and practice showed good promise. The heats were largely dominated by me and two other drivers and my 2,1,1 heat finishes positioned me in pole for the final.
It's never easy to lead and I think that the iame is definitely an engine that is best behind someone. However I made a reasonable start and despite grip issues for a couple of laps I led for almost the whole race just surrendering the lead for two corners. It was a great race, the second placed driver kept the pressure on for the whole race and I was relieved to take the chequered flag and my third win this year at Shenington.
It's a shame to miss the May round at Shenington which collides with Super One but I will be back in June for more great action.