Whilton Mill 22nd July

 

So with no sponsor this month we only managed to get Josh to raceday. We turned up Sunday and straight into a 5 minute practice. Pace seemed ok and he was mid table. Pretty sure we were going to struggle as we hadn’t managed to get here for testing the day before…

Heat 1 – Starts P27 and nips through the pack finished P15, only for a drop down nose to scupper our position, officially P21. Heat 2 starts 15th, gets into a ding dong and drops to last, but fought his way back to P21! Heat 3 starts P2 and managed to hold out for P14, which was a superb achievement bearing in mind some of the kids out there are in the National Championship!!!

Final – to be fair, pretty uneventful and he brings it home in P21. Another A final complete and his race craft in MSA racing is really starting to come on!!!

Rye House – 12th July Round 7

 

The penultimate round for Rye House. Practice looked good… top 4 in all the sessions. Qualifying starts and Patchy just couldn’t get a clear run… finished in P9, bugger! Heat 1 starts P9 and the little monkey drove his socks off, crossing the line in P5 and making an outstanding overtake at the Esses… nobody makes a move there!!! Starts Heat 2 in 7th and an incident in front of him puts him on the grass. He said after, “Dad if I didn’t go on the grass I would have hit them all!” As he manages to get back on the track he’s dead last, with P25 four corners ahead, some 12 seconds ahead,  bugger. He put his head down and drives what was the race of his life. At one point he overtook 4 karts.. on ONE corner, finishing in P13!!! This made him 9th for the final. An epic start ( never thought I’d say that!) saw him to 7th by the first corner. Some ridiculous overtaking saw him finish 4th and pretty much cementing his 3rd place overall in the Rye House IKR.

A huge improvement this month and can’t wait until the next rounds! Sponsorship is so important to him and helps massively! If anyone does want to sponsor Patchy for the next rounds at Whilton and Rye please let me know! We’ll get you logo on his kit, spread the word through his social media and all of his email campaigns… come on you know you want to 😉