TWO from TWO for Patchy
Patchy takes his second podium in a row and first win…
So after last weeks announcement that Josh joined SFR Motorsport, it was time to show the new team what he could do. The Rye House podium has spurred him along and he was really excited for Round 4 at Whilton Mill. He’s been doing well here and is currently 9th in the Championship.
Saturday testing went well. A few tweaks to the kart and he was one of the quickest on track! The Xenon Kart just seems to get better and better and by the day I was astounded at how well he’d done!
With random grid draws Josh started P7 for the first heat. From the green light of the first heat I was a complete vegetable. I didn’t think after last weekends podium at Rye House he could do any better, oh how wrong I was…
Heat 1 – He raced his socks off, making passes I’ve only ever seen the very best drivers do and he made the passes every single time! Crossed the line P1… his first ever race win andhis new team mate James Bell coming in 2nd so a one-two for Team SFR! I was so close to being carried back, which would have been a task 😉 I have NEVER seen him smile so much!!!
Heat 2 – Patchy starts P17, lets see is he can climb up a bit here. Now there’s an understatement! Probably the best he has raced to date…. Crossing the line P2! I’m done, I could quite easily have a heart attack! He smiled again, came running over and said “you still shaking dad?!” little sod!
Heat 3 – Josh starts in P7 again. Another awesome race, but a tangle on the final lap saw his P3 drop to P6 after a nose cone penalty… he cried, I couldn’t stop smiling! This meant he started P2… P2 for the final, holy crap!
FINAL – Starts P2 and pulls away with P1. They drafted for most of the race and pulled a nice gap from the rest of the pack. With 3 minutes to go they started trading places. It was an awesome drive to watch. Rounding the final corner and crossing the line, there was 0.01 seconds separating him and 1st! You can’t blink that!
I still can’t quite believe it. TWO podiums in TWO meetings! Wow, just WOW. With SFR Motorsport, RPM Engines and the Xenon Kart we really are now looking like a force to be reckoned with. Thank you as ever to GET Ltd, Calsy and Abobey for all the help you’ve given to him this year. Looks like he’s paying it back 😉
The Whilton Race is actually on youtube, if anyone fancies watching the races, the link is below. Patchy’s races are :
YOUTUBE LINK TO WHILTON MILL – ROUND 4 2019
Heat 1 – 30 minutes
Heat 2 – 2 hours
Heat 3 – 4hours 33 mins
Final – 6 hours 8 mins
Next stop PFi !
Bloody love racing 😉