Snetterton – Podium Finish in Race 2 on Sunday.
FRIDAY 22ND JULY
Archie competed the afternoon testing sessions on the Friday for a shakedown following Oulton Park’s action.
The car was running well but Archie reported issues with the brake’s performance. Following this the team set to adjust the cars brakes and suspension.
The cars performance was much better in the 2nd session.
SATURDAY 23RD JULY
Saturday morning saw a warmup session and Archie was feeling confident qualifying. The team managed to take lots of data from this session to set the car up for qualifying.
Qualifying went well with Archie coming out of the pits first and setting quick lap times early on into the session.
His fastest time was 2.24.042 meaning he started P5 for race 1 and race 2.
Race 3’s grid position is determined by the drivers finishing position in race 2.
SUNDAY 24TH JULY
Race 1 and oh what a start. Archie managed to get a fantastic drive from the start line and early on began to battle with the top 3.
After tyres wearing fast due to his fast-cornering Archie ran wide on a couple of corners towards the end of the race.
Archie finished 5th on the road, but after an investigation by the officials this resulted in Archie being given a 10sec time penalty pushing him down to 7th.
Race 2. Fresh tyres on the front and now hoping for the same start as race 1……. that’s what we got! Archie pushed on hard from the off and within a handful of laps was battling with the top 3.
What a race! Archie kept on pushing and didn’t give up. Fighting hard into the corners to aim for 2nd place battling with his best friend Albert Webster in P2.
A great race throughout and Archie finished in 3rd. His first race podium finish in his career…
Snetterton – Podium Finish is also where his dad (Simon) got his first truck racing podium… aiming high
Race 3… Archie started in 3rd after finishing there in race 2, as before Archie got off to a flying start. Absolutely gutted that early on into the race Archie had to retire from the race after the gearstick snapping off in his hand.
What a weekend! great racing by Archie and the other junior competitors.
A huge Thankyou to the team and all of our sponsors and partners for their continued support and hard work.
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