Had great time over the weekend racing the Mecanica 900 Evo. A couple of wins and a third was enough to take the Superstock Open championship at Sound of Thunder 2019.
Even the friday practice was a bit of a highlight for me as I nearly managed a PB with a 1:40.9 and posted consistant laps in the 1:41s. I knew as the weekend went on though it would be hard repeat this with the conditions gradually getting worse.
Saturday I put the bike on pole which isn't really my favourite place to start. Got the bike hooked up OK but then wheelied and struggled to get the bike under control. Was probably about 6th into turn one with a bit of work to do. Picked a few off quickly and then went in pursuit of the top three. By lap 2 I was in second with only my main rival Glenn Corson to catch. My bike had the pace to breeze past down the straight and I held on for the win.
Race 2 start was much better and I exited turn one in second. I had the infield pace to be leading by the end of the lap then kept my head down for the rest of the race.
2 from 2 was looking pretty sweet but with Glenn getting 2 seconds I knew I still needed a good third race. So far track conditions had been pretty good but by race 3 we had the wets on cos it was wet! Worked out the maths and knew as long as I was in the top 4 I would be pretty safe. Another crap start forced me to make a few passes and make my way up to third. By lap 2 it was absolutely bucketing down. Probably the worst conditions I had raced in. I hung on for grim death a bought he bike home. Phew!
Big thanks to all the guys both competitors & crew that make it all that more enjoyable. Wayne Judge for his pit crew skills, Glenn Corson for all those little bits & bobs, Campbell Stevenson for lending me a tyre which I didn't even end up using. Sue Carter