While his Premier Endurance and Sprint campaigns may be producing frustrating results, Eddie is enjoying dominant success in the Open championship. He has won all 3 of the races he has competed in this year and Avit Racing are in a clear first place in the standings after the half way point in the championship.
Eddie qualified on pole position after only completing 2 flying laps of the session. He returned to the pits early when a brief shower meant that nobody went quicker.
Glen Beard took the start and held the lead for much of it, although the leading drivers were all within a few seconds of each other for most of the first stint. Glen mistakenly came in to the pits too early after thinking he saw the in-board and the team lost over 30 seconds. Harry Landy resumed in seventh and managed to claw back some of the lost time before handing over to Eddie Hall, who re-took the lead mid way through his stint.
The team remained in the lead for most of the race building up a nice 10 second cushion over second. The only real scare came in Eddie’s second stint when he had to take to the grass avoiding a spinning rival who rolled back after not putting his foot on the brake.
Harry Landy took the chequered flag just over 3 seconds clear of Five Gloves to extend the team’s lead in the championship to 20 points. Eddie was delighted after the race.
“I’m beginning to like this championship. Three races this year and three wins is quite good. The team are looking really strong this year and it is nice to be part of a team that has the potential to win a championship. If I could just translate some of this luck to the Prems or the Sprints I will be happy.”