November 20th saw the 3rd Round of the Midlands Astro Masters Series come back to Kidderminster. Many good drivers came from all over to attend.
With the ambition of trying out some different setups for the day, the start was quite slow. I was only quick enough to be able to grab 4th in the round – but knew I had a lot more to give.
Same again with altering setup I was struggling again in Round 2. Trying to keep up with the pace of the front runners still proved difficult, but managed 3rd in the round to guarantee the A final and giving me something to build on in the rounds to come.
For Round 3 we changed the car quite dramatically. This time the setup was spot-on and it completely changed the car for the better. It was looking like we had finally found a setup that separated me from the rest and I managed to TQ the round.
Being so pleased with the car now with setup we conjured up, we decided to leave the car as it was and get some track time with it with the hopes of punishing the rest of the field again, as I did in Round 3. With some tight qualifying this time, a nip-and-tuck battle with the 2nd place runner, both of us feeling the pressure of TQ in the round and the meeting. But in the end I managed to get the edge and again take TQ, placing the Team Durango DEX410 in pole position for the A Final.
A Final Results.
I had quite a comfortable start from pole to hold the lead and stretch out some distance from the pack in the early stages. The 2nd place runner was on a similar pace and we both had to hold our nerves not to make any errors. With the gap I created earlier in the final, my pace was quick enough to relaxe a little and keep the gap till the end of the final, converting my TQ into a Win and another win for Team Durango, with Team mate Chris Bowater also finishing well in 4th place overall.