It’s time to bring you all the final update on ExtremeBHP Motorsport’s season now that everything has settled after the guys gained their British Drift Championship licences at Round 4, Driftland.
Both drivers were going to sit out of the final round of the year now that they had their licences and decided how to progress with the 2018 season, Ians sponsors at Mikes Autobodies decided that he needed to get the car back out for Teesside and the final round of the British Drift Championship.
New suspension was ordered along with the replacement arms, the bodywork was fixed before fitting the new suspension parts and heading to Teesside.
The car felt good in the first few practice runs but it was different to the previous outing as there was no time to align the car ahead of this round.
Ian adjusted the tyre pressures to get the car to respond how he wanted it to during the rest of the practice session before hitting the track for his first qualifying run.
He threw the car in hard to clip 1, pushing wide out to clip 2 and 3, he ran too wide into clip 4 dropping a wheel. This put him on the wrong line for the rest of the track but a score of 59.5 was good enough for 19th place at this stage of qualifying.
His second run went wrong early before improving through clip 4, 5 and 6. It wasnt good enough to improve his score though, ending the session in 25th position.
The top 32 battles would see Ian line up against Maciej Hawrysz with some banter between them ahead of their battle. Ian would chase first although he struggled to follow a shallower line, coming off the wall at clip 3 early and running a poor line through the transition between clip 4 & 5.
It was all to play for on the second run as Ian led, Maciej stuck to Ian’s door throughout the run giving him the win and ending Ian’s day.
That brings an end to the competition season for the ExtremeBHP Motorsport drivers of Ian Lonsdale and Mike Jackson, thanks again to all of the teams sponsors, family, friends and supporters.