A big pause in the racing after round 1 and in my opinion a mistake by the club.
They decided to change the THING jump. Why on earth would you change it now at this stage, I just couldn’t and still do not understand.
We had 14 heats the day before and everyone suffered with it all day from practice through 4 rounds of qualification and all the finals.
Today we already managed 2 longer practice runs and already 1 round of qualification. At this stage I actually got a little annoyed and I expressed my view to Matt Owen. This was purely at frustration as the organisers already ask my views on numerous occasions and didn’t execute any of them. Helllllooooo!!!!!
I was probably a little out of order so I apologise for that but on the same token in my eyes the only reason the THING jump was changed, was because a couple of the superstars drivers just couldn’t get on with it. That is my view and although Kev Lee was trying through the day to change my opinion and or to see it a different way, at this late hour it still remains. Since this report I was told some cars broke but my opinion still remains!
Anyway, the person that in my opinion it was penalizing the most, was young Jack as he was copping with the jump THING really well and for sure young Jack raised some eye brows when he TQed round 2 after pro Tom Cockerill pulled out with a problem. Jack had now semi secured top 3 on the grid and was looking good. Nathan Ralls took 2nd and Mark Penny came in the picture with a 3rd in round. Ben Cosgrove driving his Durango in at number 4 with Matt Owen himself taking 5th in the round now that he could cope with the adjusted THING