An early start meant we got the prime spot in the paddock to set up for the full team. In contrast to our last outing, conditions were dry until nearly the end of racing. It was just the novices who got the benefit of brushing up on their flags; red and yellow stripes are now imprinted on their minds as meaning changing surface conditions!
Another outstanding day saw Dougal Hamilton-Smith pick up first place in Class 12, to go into the lead in the championship. Helped by a mechanical failure of the leader in the last heat, he nonetheless took full advantage (that's racing), sweeping home to pick up the overall win. AJ Arnold had a day of frustration with brake bolts, but 3rd place in Class 7 keeps him well in the hunt. Samantha Seward showed her usual consistency and is closing on the pace of the leading pack. In Class 11, it was a day to learn from for Deven Trotman, but Josh Behan raced well after not making it out for Heat 1 (broken pull cord).
A great day for our novice racers: all were consistent and made full use of the extra time on track given by NatSKA as the day was ahead of schedule. James Thompson was quickest in the first two heats, whilst Laurie Wessel and Drew Lobo battled a big field well. Cayetano Dare Ruiz was awarded Novice of the Day in the cadets: silverware on his second time out!
Thank you again to staff and parents: we couldn't do it without you.
KHS Driver of the day: Dougal Hamilton-Smith's outstanding 1st place
'Even better if' award - after doing a Geoffrey Boycott impression for most of the day, it was chasing a driver in front that got Cayetano his improved pace. Get on that racing line!