April 13th /14th saw me making the small trip down to my local track of Wombwell for round 2 of the championship.
Saturday practise went well, I was setting good lap times, the kart felt well and I was looking forward to race day.
Heat 1 - Started 2nd on the grid, took the lead from the start and held onto it for a short while. Brandon #55 managed to make the pass on me dropping me into 2nd, but I managed to hold onto him for the whole race, finishing just 0.1 seconds behind.
Heat 2 - Started 5th, had a decent start, but had a coming together with someone which dropped me down to 11th. I managed to battle my way back up to 5th, so it could have been a lot worse.
Heat 3 - Started 3rd, had a good start and got up into 2nd on the first corner. Brandon #55 in 1st, me in 2nd and Matthew #23 in 3rd had a race long battle, but crossed the line in that order with less the 1 second separating us all.
Final - These results gave me a 3rd place start for the final. Another good start saw me getting past Matthew into 2nd place and right up with the leader. Matthew managed to pass me a few laps later putting me into 3rd, but again, we were all within a second of each other, bumper to bumper. We came across some back markers who for some reason decided to block me from overtaking, and even trying to push me into the wall despite numerous blue flags waving at them. This let Brandon and Matthew pull away from me a little, and as we were all very closely matched on pace, I was unable to close the gap back up. This meant my race for the lead was ruined, but I still came over the line in 3rd out of 14, so not too bad for the championship.