Double podium at Buckmore

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

It was a double celebration for Eddie as he scored podium finishes for both races over the weekend.


With the track starting off damp, Eddie had limited running before starting qualifying. He held pole position until the dying moments before dropping down to 6th when some of his rivals found more grip on the drying track.

After an aborted start, Eddie maintained a strong position in the early stages and started working his way up the order battling hard with Jordan Hill and Chris Powell for the lead of the race. After dispatching Powell for the lead he came in after his double stint where Chris Hoyle took the reigns.

Unfortunately Chris only managed 10 minutes behind the wheel before an old neck injury forced his to pit and the team to re-think their strategy. Paul Williams was sent out for a long stint before Eddie took over again to cover for the injured Hoyle. By this stage the team was in a comfortable second position and Williams went out for the last 5 minutes to cross the line for the team’s third podium in seven races.


After a strong showing in the endurance race, Eddie was in confident mood for the sprint race. His day started exceptionally well; winning the first 6 lap heat by 8.5 seconds. A 4th place finish from 12th on the grid and an 8th place finish from 20th followed to put him 5th on the grid for the final. Unfortunately, he collected a 4 place grid drop for ABC in his final heat so was demoted to 9th.

It was a good start and Eddie found himself 5th after the first lap. He quickly despatched Tim Clark and Ross Britten for third and spent the last 6 laps defending from the hard charging Dan Gore.

He managed to hold off Gore by just 2 tenths of a second to score his second consecutive sprint podium and collect his second podium of the weekend.