Endurance roundup, Shenington (round 4)
The first running at Shenington in over a decade produces some good endurance racing. The drivers seemed to enjoy it too.
Club100 returned to Shenington for the first time since 2007. We only raced there once before and, although the track was popular, the biggest complaint was it’s far too kart dependent with its long straights and hard braking zone. Nothing had really changed on that front. Nor had the circuit really. Or the facilities. Still, it was new to most of the drivers so an exciting day lay ahead…
In what is looking like being a two horse race between defending champions JAM Racing, and Ministry of Speed, it was JAM who took top honours in the premier class with Ministry coming home second. Overdraft Racing beat Birel of Laughs to the final spot on the podium. A poor day saw Tanked Up a lap down in fifth place. Other teams having a bad day at the office were CD30 in fifteenth, Auditing Armageddon twentieth, G3Pro twenty second and Apteryx twenty fourth.
Racecraft looked quick all day and claimed pole (well, if you don’t count the kart running a clutch all day). They kept the top premier boys honest all race and claimed the class win, finishing some way ahead of G3Pro. Slickspeed came home third with Pixel Pirates and SoundFP completing the top five.
The intermediate teams were very competitive today. The top three all finished in the top ten overall. Wildcard Racing took top honours and Conman racing second. It was great to see KAD racing back after several years away. This team won the rookie, intermediate and (I think) Clubman championships in consecutive years before struggling in the prems and running away so it was great to see them back, albeit racing below their station, and scoring a podium finish. Are they going to make a full time return? I hope so…