All the hard work the team has put into the car over the past few weeks has been paid off with the Open Hot Rod British Longtrack Championship trophy making its way home with us from Mallory Park once more after a great meeting for #262
#262 lines up for practice
Arriving at Mallory Park on Saturday evening the team were greeted with torrential rain as well as thunder and lightning but thankfully conditions were dry on Sunday. Morning practice went well and some improvements were found on the set-up before Brian set his best lap of 35.7 in his second practice run, considerably faster than on our previous visits here and not far off the pace of the nationals in attendance.
From the rear of the Open Hot Rod field Brian quickly made his way upto second in race 1 before finally overhauling #285 Trevor Ward on the penultimate lap to take the win. Another win followed in race 2 after an early race exchange of places with #121 Colin Crocker to put #262 on pole for the final.
A quick set-up change
The early laps didn’t go to plan as Brian was passed by #121 and #285 but after a frantic middle stage to the race #262 was back at the front of an intense four car battle for position.
Leaving the others to battle it out Brian was able to pull a small gap and take the win in the Open Hot Rod British Longtrack Championship whilst also finishing a very respectable 6th overall at the same time.
The end of the day and the screen survived intact! 😉
Needless to say we’re very happy with the result and the changes made to the car although there are still a few more things we’ll be changing in the quest for more speed!