Spurr RacingSpurr Racing… back on the podium

This past weekend saw us return to our home circuit after a lot of time and effort being spent on the lovely little Silver Polo…

New wheels, new turbo, new steering wheel…. a little testing in between (including a race in 111 at Phakisa in April) and it all seems to be paying off (THANKS TO MY Awesome team, sponsors and NATURALLY to Wouter)

Mel SpurrWe set out Friday and went quicker than we have ever been and the car felt good, a few minor tweaks, same time 2nd session, and a few more and ooops… a little slower in the 3rd and last session of the day… we did however manage to top the class B time sheets most of Friday (haven’t seen that in some time) …. and so the team set the car up ready for Saturday mornings qualifying session…

Saturday morning and thankfully, with the usual reverse grid of the top 5 from the previous event, this meant that I had pole regardless of what I did in the session…

Race 1:

Pole position in class B and 11th on the grid behind the class A grid, lights on and off and an average start … but just enough to keep me ahead of the pack and lead out class B for a little more than 3 laps …. At one point I was even 4th overall on the road…. What a great turn around… but Zane the Kamikaze kid took a chance into turn 8 and I decided to save my car and finish the race instead of trying to fend off a sideways golf… and through 2 Louis also made a move on me and I was demoted to 3rd in just 3 corners, but the 3 of us stayed fairly closely packed for a bit, and then I fell of a little as my pace, was a little shy of the lap time they were doing, BUT we took the flag 3rd in in class B and a respectable 6th overall.

Race 2:

Mel SpurrThird in class B and 13th on the grid, another average start sadly, and I was taken into turn 1 by 2 drivers, but took back 2nd in no time, but at the end of the first lap the red flag was brought out due to an incident in turn 3, so we lined up on the grid and back to our original grid slots…. I had a less than average start on the re-start and gave myself some work to do, by dropping to 5th in class, but I put my head down and ensured I got in a few nice tussles and managed to get back to third place, I could not catch Louis who had now pulled a nice big gap and Zane was a little behind him… Sandro then caught up to me and him and I ended up crossing the line less than 3 seconds apart, but I hung onto the last step of the podium

Overall:

3rd in class B for the day and an amazing 6th overall in SuperHatch

Now a few more adjustments and some more seat time and we feel we will be hassling Louis and Zane a little more for that top step…

Next round of the SuperHatch championship will take place at Midvaal on the 2nd of June

 

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