The track layout at Driftland was awesome and allowed for some close twinning and having the concrete wall to rub was added bonus. Seeing the track layout I thought the Soarer might struggle with it being a technical track it actually worked really well.
Saturday we had a short practice session in which I only managed 2 runs due to an oil leak on the turbo but was an easy fix.
Sunday we had 2 and a half hours practice before qualifying and all day there was a threat of rain which none of us wanted but it was enough time to learn the track and set the car up.
I was pretty happy with how practice went I was ready for my qualifying runs, the 1st run was nothing spectacular but a relatively safe run and a score on the board.
On the 2nd run I pushed it a little more and it felt a better overall run but a small dirt drop lost me a couple points.
I qualified 15th which I was happy with as it meant I made it to the main show. My first battle in sudden death was against my team-mate Olly Silcock, fortunately for me I won this battle due to a small mistake from Olly and I moved onto the top 16.
My top 16 battle was against good mate and sponsor Marc Huxley in his Celica, whilst waiting for our battle the weather changed and the rain started to fall. A quick change of tyre pressures to try and compensate for the rain but grip levels were a complete unknown.
I chased Hux for the 1st run but it was so slippy that it resulted in a spin from Hux which was unusual for him and as long as I didn’t do the same on my lead run I had a pretty good advantage to take the win.
The rain continued to fall and on my top 8 battle against Gary Dunne I just didn’t have enough grip dialled into the car which meant Gary was able to take the win.
All in all it was a good day and another top 8 finish and currently sitting joint 6th in the championship.
Thanks to all my sponsors for their continued support, GBH Motorsport, Landsail Tyres, Huxley Motorsport, EverythingDrift, Goodridge Hoses, Pipercross & Wolfbitz.