The Smart Motorsport, www.getanewvan.com team have made the long journey to Pembrey, South Wales. This weekend will see the drivers compete in 6 races over the weekend.
Lawrence finishes 2nd!!
Race 1 saw Nathan Anthony start on the 2nd row, with Paul Simmons start on the 3rd row. Jess Gwynne started on the 6th row with Lawrence Davey starting on the last row.
On the start Paul Simmons lost an oil line covered the track in oil. This meaning that Paul’s race only lasted 4 corners.
Nathan Anthony made a good start and was sitting in 3rd position untill he was passed by Team mate Lawrence Davey on lap 2. Nathan hit the oil while running in 4th position and spun off the track. Once he rejoined the track Nathan had lost a lot of positions and a recovery drive saw him finish in 10th place.
Jess Gwynne had a steady start from the 6th row and had a race long battle with Dave Ward and Steve Whitelegg. This battle saw Jess swapping positions and driving well to record a 13th place finish.
Lawrence Davey started from the last row of the grid. Before the race the rain came down and Lawrence decided to change onto almost wet tires. This was infact the wrong choice as the drizzle stopped. Lawrence drove from 16th to cross the line in 3rd on lap 2. A number of laps later saw the tires over heat and Lawrence had no grip. The last 3 laps saw Lawrence drive steady to record a 2nd place finish.
With the first race grids reversed, Lawrence Davey started on the front row. Jess started on row 3 with Nathan and Paul starting at the back of the field.
Lawrence got a good start, and came out of the 1st corner in 2nd place. Lawrence was having a good race with Dean Brace untill Brace lost all gears coming out of turn 1. This putting Lawrence in the lead. This left a 3 car train racig for the lead with Lawrence heading Mickel and Morton. On the last lap Mickel passed Lawrence down the back straight. Lawrence went straight back for the fight for the lead but doing so, got stuck on the back bumper of Mickel and this threw Lawrence off the track. Lawrence finished the race in 3rd whist on the grass.
Jess put her 3rd row start to good use and had a good race untill she was knocked off the track. This didnt phase Jess and she got her head down and fought through the field to pick another top 10 finish.
Nathan started at the very back of the field and on his fight though the field, he had a coming together with Nick Brace. Sufferig with car damage Nathan limped on to finish 15th.
Paul who also started at the back of the field, put his bad luck from race 1 behind him and had a good race with Nathan. Paul was putting Nathan under a lot of pressure but couldnt find a way past and fnished 16th.
With a DNF Paul started on pole position with Nathan on his bumper on row 2. Jess was on row 4 and Lawrence was on the very last row.
With a good start Paul headed the field into turn 1 from Nathan. At the end of the first lap Paul was in 3rd and the saftey car was called. On the restart Paul and Dean Brace had a coming together into turn 1 and Paul had to retire due to damage on his car.
Nathan started on row 2 and was leading when the saftey car came out. On the restart Nathan headed the field into turn 1 and was able to avoid the carnage behind him. The race was red flagged and this ment Nathan had to lead the field again on the restart. After a hard fight through the race, Nathan was hit by Steven Treherne and suffered further damage on his car. Although the car wasnt handling, Nathan was still able to finish 9th.
Jess who started on row 4 got a good start and had made up a couuple of places but as they entered turn 4, Jess was spun along with a couple of other cars. During the spin Jess had suffered damage to her steering so was unable to finish the race.
Lawrence started on the last row, due to picking up a lot of points from the heats got a very fast start and was sitting in 5th when the saftey car came out at the end of the 1st lap. On the restart, Lawrence managed to miss the spun cars of Paul Simmons, Nick and Dean Brace and was in 2nd behind Nathan. The red flags came out and Lawrence was re gridded to 4th. By lap 3 Lawrence was in 2nd chasing Dean Brace hard untill Brace made a mistake and Lawrence found his way into the lead. A race long battle with Peter Morton kept Lawrence busy, but it was Lawrence who came out on top over the line. This race win had ment Lawrence won the overall day and has closed within 500 points to the championship leader.