It’s been a challenging weekend for Team JFK. at Snetterton this weekend. Whilst we had some highs we have also experienced some lows, but we have all been in Motorsport circles long enough to know that this is unfortunately just how racing goes!
The weekend started well with qualifying on Saturday morning. After a tight session Dan qualified 7th with a fastest lap of 1:10.340 and Scott qualified 9th with a fastest lap of 1:11.307. The weather was absolutely glorious and everything was set for a sunny race, but the Motorsport Gods were against us.
Scott was unfortunately turned around at the first corner where he was t-boned by another competitor causing damage to the chassis, the undertray and a split radiator. Scott was briefly taken to the medical centre for a check up and the safety car came out. The bad luck continued with Dan’s car having a rogue fire during the safety car period meaning a dismal day of racing for both Scott, Dan and the whole team.
We worked hard all Saturday to repair the damaged cars to make sure that they were ready to race on the Sunday.
Sunday came and again we had an extremely tight grid after qualifying. Dan qualified 5th with 1:10.239 and Scott came 9th with a time of 1:11.226. There was then a long wait until the race
During the race Scott again was unfortunately involved in a second lap racing incident, this caused the red flags to come out. The race was re-started and Dan had a long battle with Paul Butcher and Matt Ryder with Dan finally taking the chequered flag in sixth place. Massive congratulations to Michael Watton , Lee Morgan and Ben Hingley for their consistent podium finishes across both races. It really was fantastic to watch all of the battles throughout the grid.
We finished the weekend with a double blowout on the truck on the M62. We arrived home at 3.00am on Monday morning and are glad that that is one race weekend we wont have to re-live again.
We have a fantastic team at JFK who work hard to make sure the cars are looked after and we are so appreciative of all the work they do at the race weekends and in preparation for these weekends. Well done to Scott and Dan for persevering through a difficult weekend that we could not have prepared for.
Now, lets start planning for Cadwell!