Thanks for that, it's all a bit of a dream.
From the beginning.
Sold the car within 5 mins of arrival at the track.
Young lad came up and said here's £500 deposit, my mate wants your car.
Had had a lot of enquiries and hadn't a clue which one it was from.
Saturdays racing, beautiful sunny day. good track, dry but a little bumpy.
Heat1 Won quite easily, looked very fast.
Final, Start at the back of the Reds, finished 4th, so all good.
GN skip that, Euro final Sunday.
Then the heavens opened. Hid in the van until about 9-30 pm then lit the Barbique under an umberella.
Slept in the van, good nights sleep considering the space I had between the gear.
Sunday morning, still raining, tracks a Bog.
Draw for grid. Grand daughter drew...15 for us. then drew Dave Polleys as he wasn't there....22, well done Amelia!
They put the F1's on to clear the mud........didn't work.
Cars line up, drop flag, slow progress, cars everywhere. Ste is good in the wet, but it was very wet.
25 Laps is a long way in those conditions. Got a flat O/S/R tyre just after half way which is normally the end, but some how it stayed on the rim.
Starter hadn't a clue who was winning, we knew from about 5 laps before the end.
Starter gave last lap board and pointed. At this point he realised he was winning, but too late to panic, which is good.
Started oval racing aged 11, that's 27 years ago.
Always been a decent driver, but now joins Billy Batten and many other greats as F2 EUROPEAN CHAMPION.
Massive trophies X3, £200 prize money, and Red/Yellow chequered roof status for the next 12 months.
Which is handy as we were about to drop to blue.
Will add some photos when I find them and work out how to do it.
So, car is sold after WOS in August, obviously a mistake in retrospect. What use is a Red/Yellow Aerofoil in the garage?
Have given our word, our word is our bond, and obviously the guy wants the car even more now, he paid before the meeting started.
It's up in the air at the moment, we will have £4,500 from the sale, need possibly £10,000?
One way or another it seems another season is on the cards, will let you all know when I do.
Next meeting probably Northampton 11 June, subject to getting booked in and time off work.
There is a Belle Vue meeting Friday 17 August. Car is being loaned out to Richard Howarth, who happens to own a couple of Brisca F1's and is letting Ste have another go in exchange.