Well after a mammoth effort in the workshop well into the small hours we got the car ready for the 2014 John Newton Panel & Paint North Island Stockcar Championships Qualifying at Rotorua's Paradise Valley Raceway. Things were going well in the first heat starting 18th and getting up to 4th spot. With the white flag coming out our front right tyre went flat so we limped home in p14.
Heat two starting p8 we had a good clear race, staying out of trouble, and coming home in 7th as well as doing a lap time of 18.06. Now for our lil engine we were pretty happy with that!!
Heat 3 starting p7 we popped out of the first corner in p4 but things came unstuck when the fuel pump wire came off and the steering arm broke which resulted in a dnf.
After a two and a half year break we were pretty happy with how the car went for its first time out. Big thanks to Grant Savage at Rotorua Steel Structures, 27 View Road, Rotorua for doing our new roll cage so close to xmas. Much appreciated guys. Big thanks to my family and crew especially Anthony for putting in the big hours to get us on track. Can't do it without them.
Time for a catch up on sleep...see you all track side for another night of action at Paradise Valley.