We went to the annual 'Plum pudding' event at Mallory Park.
It was a cold early start to drive there, but at 10 a.m., we went out for our 15-minute practice. @nickcristofaro was 2nd quickest in his first time driving the circuit in damp conditions.
Qualifing is decided on when you put your entry in, and we were unsure where we would start until we got to the assembly area, but we were surprised to line up 5th!
Race 1: A storming starts from Nick, which had him in 2nd place going into turn 1 and 1st by the time he exited the corner! He pulled a small gap before the more powerful Sierra caught and passed, but this spurred Nick on to find a lot more lap time as he kept pace and started to close back in setting the fastest lap in the process but end result was still decent with P2
Race 2: A full reverse grid was always going to cause a bit of carnage with 2x citreon c1s on the front row! After a red flag in the first attempt, the race re started with Nick starting around p21 he had a busy first few laps picking his way through but the Sierra had pulled ahead by a few seconds using its power to overtake much easier than our Civic Cup Official spec honda. Once into 3rd, Nick got the hammer down and set a very quick time of 51.5 fastest lap again! As he closed a 5 second lead down to nothing in a few laps. A back marker and the Sierra made contact after a ambitious move around the oustide and nick nipped through to take the lead and continued to pull away to take the win and fastest lap by over half a second!
To make it even better, our good friend Tom Burgess also had a storming drive from last to 3rd! In his lovely Ford escort after missing practice and race 1 with a fueling issue.
= @Jacob Ebrey and Josh