HNMC Winter Series Round Two Race Report

HNMC Winter Series Round Two Race Report

This weekend gone was the second round of the Herts Nitro winter series, the weather was looking good for the one day event with clear skies and an unusual winter prediction of no rain.

There was an open practise session before racing got underway at 10am with a large entry of over 85 drivers it was set to be a long day. Many drivers opting to wait until the opening round of qualifying to take to the track.

Qualifying was pleasing for our drivers with Darren taking the TQ with Ollie Currie and Callum Niblett in the following places showing superb pace hot on the heels of Darren.   

The finals were underway and a special mention goes to young Josh Graham after qualifying into the C final already a superb achievement considering the track knowledge had by such a large number of drivers but then a great drive in the C lead to a bump into the B final then just narrowly missing out on a second bump into the A final finishing in the 4th spot, well done Josh. 

The A final was run as the sunlight started to go, our drivers sticking with an ultra soft compound for the 20 minute final. Darren got off to an early lead with Ollie Currie in second. A first corner nightmare for both Callum and Jon made for a gap that needed to be closed between them and the front half of the field. Callum did well to get back to 6th place but the gap was too much although he did take home the fastest lap of the race. Bad luck for Jon with a stone caught in the flywheel ending his race chances. Ollie and Darren drove flawlessly to take the first two spots on the podium with Jamie Clancy in third. 

A big thank you to Jim and the track team for their continued work and we look forward to racing with you again soon.

Next weekend we are at Nene Valley Raceway for the second round of the AWS.

Mark Rumble


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