Another great day at Loton! The weather was good all day and the atmosphere was as friendly as ever. After travelling around the country all year chasing HSA points, it felt like coming home.
If you read yesterday’s post you’ll know this was supposed to be the day I cracked the 60 second barrier, but again it eluded me. I think I’m driving Mark Dalton and his crew crazy as they’ve been following my endeavours for years and I’ve promised them all a drink when I do it. On Saturday I knocked five hundredths of a second off my PB. Today I knocked off another 0.34 seconds so I am down to 60.29. There’s nothing for it, I’ll have to go back and try again.
I didn’t feel too bad though as I thought I drove quite well and on my first practice run got the HSA Championship class record. On my second run I tried a higher gear through Loggerheads and down to Triangle. It didn’t really work for me but it was worth a go. I was also pleased to have beaten Roger Fish (Honda S2000) who beat me at MIRA. I think my car is more suited to Loton than his and of course I know Loton better and in trying to match my times he twice had offs. The last one, on his final run, ending in a lucky escape as his Honda careered between two trees at the start of the Cedar Straight and emerged unscathed We have a final showdown at Curborough in October 🙂