What a start to 2014.
The qualifying session was my Achilles heel for all but the last race last year.
How was 2014 going to start? I felt good in my 3 lap practice. Bring on the qualifying I am ready.
What a session I had my best ever qualifying with a 2nd on the grid.
Weather conditions were wet at the start but the track started to dry out.
Heat 1 :- Starting this high up on the grid was a strange feeling. I got off well and was holding my position. But unfortunately my mechanic (Dad) got the tyre choice wrong. 3 laps to go and the track was drying fast and my wets were slowing me down. Unfortunately I lost 3 places.
Pre Final:- Slicks all the way only trouble was guessing the right pressures. Dad got this right I got myself back into 2nd place for the final grid.
The Final:- Was this to be my day? The race started I lost a bit of ground to the pole driver (he finished 2nd Overall in the Summer Championship). By lap 3 I started hauling him in. Lap 5 saw me take the lead. We diced for two laps swapping places 3 times. Lap 8 saw me take the lead and pull a small gap. With 4 laps to go it was my race to lose. That was not going to happen. I took the chequered flag. Yes at last my first race day win. What a fantastic feeling I was buzzing and so was my Team Anthony Crew (Mum & Dad).