Close but no cigar!

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

Eddie joined regular IMSD Racing drivers Ian Miller and Stephen Deuchar for a one-off endurance race at Clay Pigeon, the pair currently dominating the City Challenge series with two wins out of two.

The weather conditions were basically a repeat of last year’s endurance: Horribly wet, cold, windy and foggy.

A good qualifying strategy meant that they started on pole position. Deuchar lead the pack away but pulled into the pits after the opening lap to make a strategic “Splash and Dash”. Stephen then made great progress, climbing back up to fifth.

Ian Miller then took over and drove well to maintain a strong fifth place before Eddie took over for his first run. Eddie managed to get up to second place during his stint before handing the kart back to Deuchar. He dropped to third after a questionable 10 second penalty for contact. This became sixth when Miller spun

Hall then took over and again made up places. He was running third and gaining on second when he tripped over a slower kart. Another off at the hairpin dropped them down to seventh.

Still a respectable result, Hall was less than pleased with himself for the two spins. “I’m just absolutely gutted. I just feel that I let the other guys down. We were on course for a podium finish and I made two completely unnecessary mistakes. It is a real shame because I felt that I was driving really well, and the other guys both drove great races as well.”